Police in Bordeaux throw handcuffs away in an angry gesture while others protested in Paris against the government's response to mounting criticism of police violence and racism.
The Prado in Madrid and Palace of Versailles were able to re-open on Saturday after coronavirus lockdowns in Spain and France were loosened.
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo described this moment as a "renaissance". Restoration works will continue at least until 2024.
Two weeks since France began easing its strict lockdown measures, life is still very far from "normal". Browse through the photographs to see how the coronavirus pandemic is influencing life in France's biggest cities.
There's a slight increase in the number of commuters in both London and Paris - but a marked contrast between the use of protective masks in the two capitals. Use is mandatory in Paris and there is only limited takeup in London where wearing is merely advisory.
Some French businesses have seen a mahor upturn in customers because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Drugs delivery start-up Phacil has seen a six-fold increase, while plastic goods producer Tecform has reduced its range - but doubled its operations.
Mayor Anne Hidalgo wants Parisians to be allowed back into the city's parks. But France's health minister has rejected the demand.
A Paris-based based immunology expert has told Euronews he has doubts about the effectiveness of COVID-19 antibody tests and so-called immunity passports.
Millions of people in France embrace relaxation in the country's lockdown rule.
Europeans are being encouraged to cycle to work as countries gradually lift the COVID-19 restrictions. Paris, Rome and Barcelona have been revamping their bike paths to provide social distancing and allow more people to get about using pedal-power.
Two men were arrested while unloading a huge amount of 'counterfeit' protective masks from a cargo near Paris. It's the largest requisition of masks since the government’s ban on their resale
Paris has seen a dramatic drop of 54% in nitrogen dioxide levels compared to the same period in 2019.
The Paris cathedral was ravaged by flames a year ago. Now the coronavirus lockdown is putting its rescue at risk.
It comes amid warnings hospitals in Paris are just two days from reaching a breaking point.
A strict lockdown requiring most people in France to remain at home came into effect at midday Tuesday
Tougher measures to cut the spreading of COVID-19 didn’t stop Parisians and tourists hitting the streets on Sunday.
Shares plunged in Asia on Friday, with benchmarks in Japan, Thailand and India sinking as much as 10% after Wall Street suffered its biggest drop since the Black Monday crash of 1987.
'It's weird, it's horrible,' said PSG's coach of playing in front of an empty stadium.
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Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron walked hand-in-hand on Paris' Champs-Elysees on Monday "to send a message of confidence to the French economy" amid coronavirus.
France's Louvre museum in Paris closed its doors to the public on Sunday as workers demanded more precautions against the spread of COVID-19
The police said there was unacceptable violence occurring near the Gare de Lyon on the margins of a concert.
The very first TGV was built in June 1978 and quickly reached a speed of 260km/h during tests on the SNCF network.
The Louvre Museum in Paris has announced it will be open day and night, on Saturday and Sunday, to mark the end of its Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition.
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