Gilbert Chikli was sentenced in absentia on Wednesday for swindling dozens of top French banks and businesses.
Thieves broke into the zoo in Beauval, central France on Saturday night, avoiding cameras and patrols, and took seven golden lion tamarins and 10 silver marmosets.
French President François Hollande laid a wreath on Friday at the tomb of an unknown soldier at a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to mark the victory over Nazi Germany on 8 May 1945.
Eurostar’s new link between London and Marseille launched Friday with trains reaching the Mediterranean city in just over six hours.
The 2015 Cannes Film Festival completes its selection including an entry from Ethiopia.
The 2015 Cannes Director's Fortnight film festival has announced its selection. It's full of surprises, myths, legends and serendipity, according to artistic director Edouard Waintrop.
Paris is to invest 80 million euros in restoring its churches and synagogues, a figure that religious heritage professionals say is nowhere near enough.
An Edith Piaf exhibition opens at Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF) on Tuesday, beginning commemorations to mark the centenary of her birth in 1915.
Authorities in Paris have given their backing to the possibility of staging the 2024 Games in the French capital.
About 54,000 people have signed up to run the 2015 edition of the Paris Marathon on Sunday. The number of participants has been increasing steadily in recent years
Cancellations and delays are reported at airports around France as a strike by air traffic controllers continues on Thursday.
Five people were killed in the French Alps on Wednesday. Three of them were caught in an avalanche and two mountainers fell to their deaths.