— Thibault Le Grand (@Letibelim) July 18, 2016
After the silence, a cannon roared out and the crowd applauded (see video below).
— emma murphy (@emmamurphyitv) July 18, 2016
The crowd also was quick to cheer for local firefighters who were also at the scene.
Social media users shared videos of the crowd singing a slow and chilling version of the national anthem, La Marseillaise, which prompted another round of applause from the crowd.
— Piers Scholfield (@inglesi) July 18, 2016
Elsewhere in France, many respected the minute's silence as well.
In Paris, President Francois Hollande and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (pictured on the right and left respectively below) took part at the Hotel de Beauvau at the Interior Ministry.