Oscar-tipped French actor Jean Dujardin has filmed a spoof audition tape for an American website where he plays a series of villains.
Two men were killed and another seriously injured in a shooting at the main food market in the southern city of Nice on Friday morning.
A father of two who was pushed onto the tracks of the Paris metro as a train approached has been reliving his nightmare as the man accused of the attack faces trial.
While politicians encourage French people to buy products that are "made in France", an investigation by a daily newspaper suggests they may not be practising what they preach.
A Paris-based trends consultancy has been defining what tomorrow's man will look like, from culture-jamming youths wired into a networked world, to neo-dandies or take-it-slow types.
Mediator, a drug licensed for use by diabetics that became widely prescribed in France as a slimming aid, "probably" caused at least 1,300 deaths before it was withdrawn, a study published on Thursday said.
France's President Nicolas Sarkozy set the stage on Thursday for a re election campaign marked by a conservative social agenda, vowing to oppose gay marriage and euthanasia and restrict immigration.