Day after more than 100,000 marched against 'family phobia', government delays bill to modernise the law to reflect new 'diversity' of families.
Protestors chain themselves to posts to stop building of farm in Somme which they liken to 'factory farming' and say will destroy the countryside.
'You sleep with us and you vote against us,' shouted a group of prostitutes outside parliament as a divided National Assembly began debating the bill.
After what are thought to have been the first such Armistice Day protests against a French president, police arrested 70 people demonstrators.
Unpopular eco-tax will be implemented next July after local and European elections, says newspaper, as protests against green measure continue.
Thousands of schoolchildren demonstrated in Paris and elsewhere against the expulsion of a girl student to Kosovo and another to Armenia.
Motorists and even police are increasingly critical of the speed traps that are forecast to earn the French state 800 million euros in fines next year.
Police said 150,000 people attended a Paris march against France's newly-introduced same-sex marriage law, while organisers claimed one million.
Austerity and corruption – and disgust at the style of the presidency – have created profound disillusionment on the Left a year after the election.
President François Hollande has urged France to put the divisive gay marriage debate behind it, calling for 'calm, understanding and respect'.
France is set to become the 14th country worldwide - and the ninth in Europe - to open up marriage to homosexual couples after its parliament on Tuesday voted in favour of a bill of law to give marriage and adoption rights to couples of the same sex. It now remains for the socialist government to enact the law, while a group of conservative opposition MPs, whose UMP party has campaigned against the bill, have promised to contest it before France’s Constitutional Council. The vote on an issue that has divided public opinion comes after six months of demonstrations for and against amid sometimes hysterical rhetoric from politicians. Mediapart reporters joined separate rallies in Paris held by opponents and supporters of the marriage reform. The opinions expressed reveal apparently irreconcilable views over the issue, while many gays spoke of their indignation and fear over the upsurge in insults and violence they have personally witnessed since last autumn.
Two days before a final vote onFrance's same-sex marriage bill, thousands of opponents demonstrated in Paris in a last bid to block the legislation.
France's upper chamber of parliament has begun examining bill which gives homosexual couples the right to marry and adopt children.
The demonstrations are a response to the recent mobilisation of thousands of opponents of the government’s plan to legalise gay marriage.
Interior minister Manuel Valls bans all protests planned this weekend over French magazine cartoons denigrating Islam's Prophet Mohammed.