Hours before a key summit meeting in Brussels, Manuel Valls said there could be 'no taboo subject' in talks to keep Greece within the eurozone.
French president François Hollande calls for Greek deal now while Germans say there can be no agreement before Sunday's referendum.
François Hollande made a last-minute appeal to the Greek government to return to the discussions and negotiate an agreement.
Manuel Valls stressed that the ECB is independent but added: 'It's the Greek nation that is suffering.'
Finance minister Michel Sapin insisted there would be no 'Grexit' despite collapse of latest talks and a referendum in Greece.