Taxi drivers protesting against competition from chauffered cars mounted road blocks that caused widespread havoc in and around the capital.
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.
The French alter-globalization militant, MEP and high-profile campaigner against GM crops, joined the rally at a fracking site in southern England.
Anti-abortion protestors claimed 40,000 rallied against a bill of law that will remove a mother's 'situation of distress' as a condition for aborting.
French taxi drivers on Monday staged nationwide go-slow operations in protest over a hike in VAT and growing competition from minicabs.
Thousands of owners and supporters of horse-riding schools invaded streets of Paris in protest over an imminent 13% hike in VAT charges.
No major disruptions were reported as tens of thousands took to the streets over reforms some unions have denounced as 'anti-youth'.
Hardline unions denounce changes they say will penalize workers and make youths pay an unfair share of the burden.
Poultry farmers protesting the sale of their eggs at a loss continue high-profile actions with a 100,000 egg spill outside a Brittany tax office.
Ministers at odds with self-employed who style themselves 'chicks', having fallen out with internet start-up community known as 'the pigeons'.
The protesters, angry at being excluded from peace talks, say Paris is colluding in the continuing Tuareg occupation of the regional capital Kidal.
After Sunday’s last-ditch demonstration against a law legalising same-sex marriage, protest organisers already have their sights set on future battles.
As thousands take to streets to vent anger against French leader's first year in office a left-wing opponent accuses him of 'betraying his promises'.