Keyword: New Year's Eve
Some 10,000 police officers to be deployed in Paris region alone with 600,000 revellers expected to gather on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées.
Crowds of hundreds of thousands traditionally join the official festivities on the Champs-Elysées, which this year will be cut to ten minutes.
Armed robbers stole goods estimated to be worth 1 million euros from an Apple store in central Paris hours after it had closed on New Year's Eve.
The 73 year-old emerged from toilets to find store shut for the night, and despite triggering burglar alarms was only discovered the next morning.
Interior ministry reveals number of vehicles torched across France during the night of December 31st in vandalism that has become an annual ritual.