Members of ruling party want key committee to rule that President Hollande and Prime Minister Valls's idea is against its principles.
The UNESCO World Heritage park, which attracts thousands of tourists, is being targeted by Malian jihadists say French officials.
France's head of state will lead a ceremony during a day of mourning on Friday for the 130 people killed by jihadists on 13 November 13th.
Attacks come as US defence secretary urges European allies to join forces to defeat IS and French police raid 128 addresses overnight.
TV channel forced to cancel its high-profile programme when head of France's far-right Front National pulled out at last minute.
With the support of former president Nicolas Sarkozy, a right-wing mayor in eastern France is stopping the provision of alternative meals for Muslim pupils in his town's school canteens when pork is on the menu. Mediapart's Michaël Hajdenberg was in court to hear an attempt by a Muslim organisation to get this controversial decision stopped.
Watchdog says France spends too much money on asylum seekers, too few failed applicants are being deported and the process is too long.
French defence minister said Rafale jets hit a training camp near northern town of Raqqa in a second attack on IS targets inside Syria.
French legal press association says that it will ask court to strike down the sweeping powers the law gives to intelligence agencies.
A leading candidate from the right-wing Les Républicains (LR) party looks set to be de-selected from December's regional elections after she described France as a “white race” country. However, party boss Nicolas Sarkozy only ditched loyalist Nadine Morano after days of public controversy and mounting pressure from the party's centrist allies. As Ellen Salvi reports, the episode highlights the divide between the views of the LR leadership and those of grassroots members.
Government plans law to stop radio stations circumventing rules that state that 40 percent of songs played must be in French.
Allegations that French soldier sexually abused a girl in her mid-to-late teens is latest in series of claims against peacekeeping forces.
Paris prosecutor said investigators had linked serial number on flaperon with a number on the Boeing 777 that disappeared in 2014.
Hundreds tractors set to flood the boulevards of Paris in Thursday as farmers protest over declining food prices and cheap imports.
Two writers face probe after allegedly asking for money in exchange for not publishing 'damaging' book about King Mohammed VI.