A couple in the southern town of Cannes have been able to escape a string of parking fines by registering a car in the name of their four-year-old son.
A woman in her fifties is being questioned by police after admitting she put sleeping tablets and tranquillisers in drinks she made for her neighbours.
A man who took two flights a month to Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport just to steal the bags of other passengers has been caught by police.
Patrons at Paris's "Crazy Horse" breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday as topless dancers got back on stage following the first-ever strike over pay at the famed cabaret.
French leader Francois Hollande's new Socialist government got down to work on Thursday with the first order of business a symbolic 30 percent pay cut for the president and ministers.