A woman in Brittany was slapped with a €35 ($45) fine after police spotted her driving her car wearing a full-face veil.
Figures released on Wednesday show a 5 percent increase in the number of visits to France's 1,000 plus museums and galleries this year.
Former Socialist presidential candidate Ségolène Royal tops a new poll asking French people to name the most irritating politicians.
Google France has been ordered to pay €50,000 ($64,670) to a French company after its search engine automatically added the word "escroc" ("crook" or "swindler") after the company's name.
France's top constitutional body on Wednesday approved a new tax on sugary drinks that aims to fight obesity while giving a boost to state coffers.
Holed up at his home in the south of France, the founder of troubled breast implant manufacturer PIP is fighting back against a growing international scandal over his allegedly faulty products.