A group of French senators said on Tuesday they had asked the constitutional council to examine a new law that punishes denial of the Armenian genocide, effectively suspending the legislation.
Parisian modern art museum the Pompidou Centre celebrates its 35th birthday on January 31st.
A 25-year-old law graduate is pursuing train company SNCF for damages after claiming repeated delays on its trains led to her losing her job.
Troubled French supermarket giant Carrefour, the world's second biggest retailer, said on Monday that Georges Plassat would take over as chief executive from outgoing chairman Lars Olofsson.
France and Italy on Monday signed an agreement to build a high-speed rail link between Lyon and Turin, the largest such project in Europe, despite opposition on the Italian side of the border.
The south east of France was still on high alert for snow and ice on Tuesday as the first serious snowfall of the season hit the country.
British Prime Minister David Cameron took a fresh dig at cross-channel rival France on Monday, warning that French banks would flee to Britain if Paris introduces a financial transactions tax.