Temperatures in the French capital reached 21.6 degrees Celsius, beating the 1880 record of 20.7 degrees Celsius, according to Meteo France.
Across the French capital, rated one of the most expensive to live in worldwide, examples abound of illegal rentals of cupboard-space lodgings.
US state secretary John Kerry and Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov held their first face-to-face talks, which are to continue over coming days.
Official auditors discovered the cover up which they said was 'organised, systematic' under the presidency of Nicolas Sarkozy.
The recent exodus of wealthy French owners from Paris has paved way for international buyers to move into the homes market.
Taxi drivers protesting against competition from chauffered cars mounted road blocks that caused widespread havoc in and around the capital.
The hacker, IT specialist and journalist Olivier Laurelli has been ordered to pay a 3,000-euro fine for downloading files from a government agency that he found by chance during a routine internet search. The court of appeal in Paris ruled he was guilty of 'theft' and fraudulently remaining inside an unauthorised computer system. Apart from the disturbing implications for all journalists and internet users of the verdict, the court case also highlights the worrying lack of knowledge among judges who appeared not to know what 'Google' or 'login' were. Jérôme Hourdeaux reports.
Top Paris prosecutor says minister sought to remove him on political grounds as she highlights plan to increase neutrality of France's legal system.
The three tonnes of ivory was crushed in front of the Eiffel Tower in bid to increase international pressure against elephant poaching in Africa.
Protesters accuse President Hollande's government of 'family phobia' over gay marriage, abortion and 'gender' lessons in French schools.
Police said the 'Day of Anger' protest, mounted by a group of right-wing organizations, drew 17,000 while organisers claimed 120,000 turned out.
Anne Hidalgo, deputy mayor and tipped to win upcoming mayoral elections, slams London tourism claims and its 'boastful' mayor Boris Johnson.
Paris City Hall bites back at claims that London is set to dethrone the French capital as the world's top tourist destination.
The French actor was given a standing ovation for his performance in the American play Love Letters at the Theatre Antoine in Paris.