Free French Forces fighter pilot Yves Mahé single-handedly cut short a massive Luftwaffe bombing raid over the city in April 1942.
Three paintings are to be returned to their rightful owners the day before the release of a film about a WWII army unit dedicated to saving artworks.
Captured French soldiers imprisoned in Austria in 1940 recorded the dire camp conditions using a camera made of parts smuggled in sausages.
The apartment was locked up and untouched for seven decades after its late owner fled to southern France to escape the German invasion of Paris.
Tributes pour in for François Jacob, a Free French fighter whose later work in genetics earned him a share of the 1965 Nobel Prize for Medicine.
President François Hollande led a ceremony at a former WWII internment camp at Drancy, north of Paris, used in the deportation 65, 000 Jews.
Almost 70 years on, the AP news agency apologises for firing reporter who defied military censorship to announce German surrender in France.