One person was killed in Marseille when van crashed into two bus shelters but French police are not treating it as terrorism at this stage.
French lobbying, including by François Hollande and 'a bus full of generals', helped win €34bn Australian deal over low-key German rival bid.
Most of the 41 injured, seven of whom are in a serious condition, were pensioners from the town of Ouistreham in Normandy.
The French citizens’ rights watchdog, the Défenseur des droits, is investigating a complaint that a bus driver with the Paris public transport system, the RATP, refused to let three young Roma men with valid travel passes climb aboard his vehicle, allegedly saying ‘dirty Romanians, you’re like dogs’. Witnesses have come forward to confirm the incident which, as Carine Fouteau reports, is just one of a series involving allegedly discriminatory behaviour against Roma by RATP staff, and which drivers' union officials say they “cannot deny” happen.
The bus was carrying some 50 German teenagers to Spain when it ploughed into the back of a lorry on a motorway in south-central France.