Last weekend, police estimated that 100,000 people joined protests against new Covid measures - some of them under the banner of the Yellow Vests or 'gilets jaunes'.
The health pass will be required for all events or places with more than 50 people, before being extended to restaurants, cafes and large shopping centres in August.
Drinking alcohol drinking will also be prohibited outdoors in the Pyrénées-Orientales département on the Mediterranean coast just north of Spain.
European special forces involved in anti-jihadist operations in west Africa's Sahel region were given prime position in the traditional Bastille Day celebrations in Paris on 14 July.
Easing of coronavirus rules came as French authorities hailed a rapid decline in new cases on the eve of summer holidays, raising hopes for a more vibrant and relaxed tourist season.
French health minister says Delta variant only made up between 2 and 4 per cent of confirmed cases in the country.
France intends to impose a mandatory quarantine on visitors from Britain to prevent the spread of a worrying virus variant first detected in India.
As of today, groups of up to six people are allowed to eat together at outdoor restaurant terraces and France's nationwide curfew is also being pushed back from 7pm to 9pm.
Local authorities said that many of the revelers were still on the site of the illegal party in western France on Friday morning and that police had failed to stop it.
France has confirmed 2.6m Covid-19 cases, the fifth highest total in the world, and more than 64,000 deaths.
The elderly woman diagnosed with dementia must pay a fine of €166 for having put the wrong date on her form for leaving home during lockdown.
One of the French government’s biggest hurdles will be overcoming the high level of distrust of vaccines in France – one of the highest in Europe.
French PM Jean Castex says that COVID-19 vaccines will go to the homes' residents first when doses become available in France, which is not expected before the end of the month.
Didier Raoult stands accused of touting drug as a coronavirus treatment without evidence