Study shows France welcomed 84.7 million foreign visitors in 2013, more than in 2012 and well ahead of the United States and Spain.
The drugs squad officer has been formerly placed under investigation on suspicion of stealing more than 50 kgs of seized drug stash.
March in Paris attracted up to 20,000 with demonstrations too in Marseille and Lyon as protestors voiced anger at French stance over Israel.
The 50 kg of cocaine, seized in police raids in northern Paris in early July, had been stored in a special room secured with an armoured door.
Heavily-policed event attracted up to 6,000 people in front of the Israeli embassy in the French capital amid rising inter-communal tensions.
Politicians from various parties, including right-wing ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy, have invoked Jaurès’s memory during their careers.
Area has become infested with the animals which are often seen scampering across grass just yards from picnicking tourists and Parisians.
The protest against Israel's offensive in Gaza, banned over security fears, drew several thousands before hooded youths clashed with police.
A planned protest march through Paris against Israeli offensive in Gaza on Saturday is banned over security fears.
The riverside roads have been turned over to a seaside décor of sand, palm trees, deck chairs and umbrellas until the end of August.
Capital's hygiene head says biodegradable toilet roll bases marketed as flushable are 'overwhelming our treatment efforts'.
Pro-Palestinian march turns ugly in French capital as 100-strong breakaway group try to force their way into building, trapping those inside.
France invited all countries involved on the battlefields - including former enemies and colonies- to join in Paris event as symbol of peace.
Court acts after two mothers wearing Muslim headscarves were refused access by mayor to inland beach south of Paris.
Targets revealed in online messages between a 29-year-old French citizen and a 'senior member' of al-Qaeda offshoot group.