Hundreds of gilets jaunes marched through the touristy area of Montmartre in the direction of Sacre Coeur on Saturday morning after police had prepared for a protest at the Palace of Versailles.
One of the more controversial figures of the movement Eric Drouet had initially named Versailles, once home to king Louis XVI who lost his head to the revolutionary guillotine, as the location for Saturday's so-called Act VI protests but at around 9 am changed the location to Montmartre.
Protesters flooded through the area's cobbled streets before arriving at the famous monument and singing the French national anthem, La Marseillaise.
Police asked shops and restaurants in the area to close their doors as a precaution at around 10 am.
At the time of writing the protests appeared to be calm.
Here are some images from the spontaneous protest.
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