France's tourism industry reported a 10% drop in hotel bookings from January to July 2016, compared to a year before.
Historic laws that compelled bakers in Paris to curtail their holidays over the summer have been scrapped.
The mayor of Vallauris insists lift built to give Saudi Arabia's King Salman access to a fenced-off public beach has no planning permission.
EDF staff work an average of 39.5 hours a week, more than 35-hour legal limit, so they won deal in 1999 to get an extra 23 days off a year.
Employers' federation calls for cutting two public holidays out of 11 and allowing the very poor to be paid less than the minimum wage.
Authorities are serving notice to owners of 'private beaches' on France's coastline that buildings must be pulled down once permit comes to an end.
Prime minister Manuel Valls says move will exempt 1.8 million households from income tax, with €1 billion cost funded by anti tax fraud measures.
An official with France’s National Observatory on Secularism proposes two Christian holidays be replaced by Muslim and Jewish celebrations.
President faces embarrassment after two ministers defied advice to take austerity-driven "staycations" and enjoyed luxury New Year's breaks abroad.
An international study finds that the French take more holidays than any other European nation, representing an average 30 working days per year.
Former French prime minister François Fillon breaks his foot in a moped accident while holidaying on Capri, Italy, with Ferrari's chairman.
French foreign affairs minister Michèle Alliot-Marie has come under intense pressure to resign following further revelations about her New Year's holidays with her partner and family in strife-torn Tunisia. Contradicting her version hitherto of events, it now emerges that during the trip she held talks with now-deposed president and despot Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, while her parents signed a business deal with an entrepreneur close to the regime. Here, Mediapart compares the minister's public statements with the truth established so far, revealing how she has misled both the French public and parliament.
First there was the scandal of French foreign minister Michèle Alliot-Marie's holidays in strife-torn Tunisia, now comes that of Prime Minister François Fillon's sojourn in Egypt courtesy of President Hosni Mubarak. The revelations have stunned opinion in France and made headlines around the world, prompting President Nicolas Sarkozy to tell ministers they must holiday in France from now on. Marine Turchi reports on the parliamentary turbulence caused by the latest jet-set holiday disclosures.