France is battling drink-driving by forcing every car driver, including visitors to the country, to carry a single-use breathalyzer kit from July.
Far-right Front National leader Marine Le Pen slammed a poll in a Sunday newspaper that asked people how they would vote if she was not on the ballot paper.
After months of rumours about a possible film covering the fall from grace of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, an American director has confirmed he plans to make a movie with Gérard Depardieu in the leading role.
A 12-year-old boy, two elderly people and two homeless men have all died as a result of the cold weather covering France.
A strike by aviation workers was set to intensify on Tuesday with Air France saying it might fly only half of its long-haul flights.
French Interior Minister Claude Guéant said on Sunday he stood by remarks that not all civilisations are equal, as critics denounced his comments as dangerous and xenophobic.