France is not favorable to a permanent mechanism for sharing refugees in the European Union as proposed by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Saturday.
Around 100 venues in Paris, many of them closed to the public, opened their doors this weekend for the fifth year of the popular festival, Paris Face Cachée.
Jacques Rivette, one of the leading directors of French New Wave cinema, died Friday, his biographer Helene Frappat said. He was 87.
French President François Hollande declared culture a weapon in the fight against terrorism on Saturday when opening a revamped museum with a collection of Renaissance masterpieces in Alsace.