Even though the new labour reforms were forced through last week without parliament's approval, the protesters are not giving up, and unions have called for more strikes and protests on Tuesday and Thursday.
Transport including France's ports, trains, and airports will be affected by the general strikes.
Trains and public transport
The RATP, the company which organizes Paris's public transport, is currently reporting a normal service on all of the RATP and SNCF lines on its website, although two Metro stations – Ecole Militaire and Varenne – are closed due to public demonstrations.
However, the SNCF has advised travellers to cancel or rearrange any train journeys planned for Wednesday or Thursday if possible, due to disruptions from the strike.
— SNCF (@SNCF) May 16, 2016
Both of Paris's airports – Orly and CDG – will be disrupted from Tuesday onwards, due to a strike by technicians, engineers and air traffic controllers called by the DGAC. Anyone planning to fly into or out of Paris this week should contact their airline beforehand to see if their flight is affected.
A 24-hour strike has been called for Tuesday by the CGT union, which could be extended further, and a separate union has called a 24-hour strike starting at 11am on Thursday, reported Le Monde. 20 percent of flights were cancelled at Orly Airport during the last strike, however the full impact the strike will have on Paris's airports is not yet known.
Early on Tuesday morning, truck drivers caused blockages around several roads, mainly in the north of the country, however by rush hour the majority of blockages had been cleared.
However, further road blocks are possible on Tuesday, particularly in Nantes, Caen, Marseille, Bordeaux and the north, but not in the Ile-de-France region.
Two 24-hour strikes have been called by port and dock workers' unions on Tuesday and Thursday, so disruptions to ferry routes are likely.
Some schools will also be closed during the week due to striking teachers and other staff.
Certain municipalities including Nantes, Pau, Quimper and Vitrolles have updated their websites with a list of affected schools, but otherwise parents are advised to check with their child's school.
Seven unions (the CGT, FO, FSU, UNEF, UNL, FIDL, and union syndical Solidaires), which cover a range of workers and students, have called for strikes and protests on Tuesday and Thursday. These will be the sixth and seventh strike days related to France's controversial Labour Law in just over two months.
In Paris, a march will leave from the Place de l'École-Militaire in the 7th arrondissement at 2pm on Tuesday and head towards Sèvres-Babylone, close to the Senate.
On Thursday, another march is planned from the Place de la Nation to Place d'Italie.
We will be updating this story with the latest news on the strikes.