A family-friendly town carnival became violent when a man attacked two people with a machete.
French police detained former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn for questioning on Tuesday over allegations he took part in orgies in Paris and Washington paid for by a pair of businessmen.
The number of nights spent in Paris hotels hit a record in 2011, the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau said on Monday, with a big jump in visits from China.
The French parliament approved a move on Monday for November 11th to become a day to remember all French war dead and not only those who died during the First World War.
On a visit to Paris' main meat market on Tuesday morning, President Sarkozy rejected the claims of far-right Front National leader Marine Le Pen that all meat consumed in the Ile-de-France region is halal, without consumers being aware.
France's top two football divisions have witnessed an unwelcome upsurge in racist abuse from the terraces in the 2011-12 season to date, a police report released on Monday revealed.
The driver of a British coach that crashed in northern France as it was taking schoolchildren home from a skiing trip was indicted on Monday for manslaughter, a prosecutor said.
A Bulgarian orchestra recorded the campaign anthem for French President Nicolas Sarkozy's re-election quest but musicians did not know whom they were working for, their manager said Monday.