In 1971, Paris lost a piece of its soul as the teeming hub of humanity that was "Les Halles" food market was ripped out, part of a disastrous experiment in urbanism caught on camera by iconic photographer Robert Doisneau.
A suggestive ad for a football apparel store has provoked complaints from women's groups after it appeared to show a woman giving a male client an unusually high level of customer service.
A weekly TV magazine has apologized after accidentally allowing a mischievous employee to slip in a hostile comment about President Nicolas Sarkozy in a TV review.
A 37-year-old male teacher was stabbed on Tuesday while breaking up a fight between two pupils at a school in the south-east suburbs of Paris.
An argument sparked by the Catholic church over the location of a shop selling sex toys will move to a Paris courtroom today where lawyers will argue over whether its products qualify as pornographic.
Finance Minister François Baroin signalled on Tuesday that nine eurozone governments are ready to press ahead with the introduction of a Paris-inspired financial transactions tax.
French Prime Minister François Fillon and his ministers stormed out of parliament in protest on Tuesday after an opposition deputy accused the government of flirting with Nazi ideology.