A decision by authorities in Lyon to force all bakeries to close for at least one day a week has divided opinion among the city's baguette-makers.
The editor of the new French version of news website the Huffington Post insisted Monday that her private life as wife of shamed IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will not affect its coverage.
A new TV campaign has been launched to get road deaths down from the stubborn 4,000 mark.
Delicate work to restore a Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece, to be unveiled in March, has turned into a headache for the Louvre, after experts accused the Paris museum of putting the precious oil work at risk.
Now that older men have ditched it to look cool, the stylish young are reclaiming the necktie as their own, with the once-derided accessory making a stealthy comeback on the menswear runways.
An Afghan soldier who shot dead four French troops has said he did it because of a recent video showing US Marines urinating on the dead bodies of Taliban insurgents, security sources told AFP.
The French version of US millionaire Arianna Huffington's news website, the Huffington Post, went online Monday, edited by the journalist wife of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
The wife of education minister Luc Chatel committed suicide at her home in a Paris suburb on Sunday, police and political sources said.
Three months ahead of France's presidential election, Socialist frontrunner François Hollande has attacked the "faceless" world of finance at his first campaign rally.