Here's a rundown of the main changes you need to know about.
Paris vehicles to get “pollution stickers”
A new sticker system (vignettes) will be rolled out in mid-January that means all vehicles in the French capital must have a sticker that corresponds to how polluting it is.
The stickers are all colour-coded with green for the cleanest cars and grey for the most pollutant. In future when there are spikes in air pollution those with the “dirtiest” cars will have to leave them at home.
No plastic bags for fruit and veg
While plastic bags were banned from supermarkets in France back in July last year, the ban will be extended to fruit and veg markets.
From January onwards bags used for fruit and veg must be made of a biodegradable substance, like paper.
Bank charges to rise
Anyone with a French bank account and a debit card will have to fork out more for it next year. As reported in The Local earlier this month the fees imposed for banking services will rise next year, in some cases quite significantly.
One report says the fee for having an account could rise as much as 13 percent. CLICK HERE for more info.
Some may not need to pay at the doctors
The new health law passed last July that means patients will no longer have to pay up front when seeing a general doctor.
The law came into force with the new year, although only for pregnant women or people with long term illnesses.
These two groups of patients will no longer be required to pay upfront, however everyone else will have to wait until November 2017, before they too, can leave their €23 at home.