A website run by a senior police officer's wife has been selling figurines of top Nazis.
One month after its launch there are reports that Paris' innovative car rental scheme has been hit by vandalism problems.
Burglars broke into the Paris mansion of French screen star Jean-Paul Belmondo over the New Year weekend and also robbed his former wife who has a flat there, police said on Sunday.
The highest birth rate in Europe has helped increase the French population to more than 65 million people, according to official statistics expected this month.
The Congolese government has condemned an attack on the country's Senate chief in Paris allegedly by supporters of President Joseph Kabila's rival and called in France's envoy to explain the incident.
Facing a tough election fight in four months, French President Nicolas Sarkozy kicked off the new year warning voters that 2012 was "full of risks" and that France's future will hang in the balance.