France's contestant for the Eurovision song contest has tried to rally her country behind her by reminding French people the contest is huge in Europe and that she's been working hard.
The southern city of Nice is clamping down on weddings that get overly boisterous.
A hotel owner in Brittany had a surprise when he saw an advertisement for his own hotel on the internet.
The Cannes film festival has scrapped the screening of the film "The Anti-Semite", by controversial French comic Dieudonné, an official said on Thursday.
Air France-KLM, the struggling Franco-Dutch airline group, warned on Thursday it was overstaffed but said it was still seeking ways to avoid forced departures as part of its turnaround plans.
International ratings agency Moody's affirmed its top AAA rating for France on Thursday but said it would watch closely the policies of new President Francois Hollande who favours growth above austerity.