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A man dives into the Mediterranean Sea during a sunny summer day in Nice, southeastern France
A parachute glides down between the Brevent mountain and Mont-Blanc mountain range in the French Alps on Wednesday
France’s national colours trail above the Arc de Triomphe during the traditional Bastille Day fly-past and parade along the Champs Elysées in Paris. This year it has extra significance as the country marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the first world war
The peloton passes a field of sunflowers during the seventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race. The 234.5 km stage started in Epernay and finished in Nancy, France Read more
A model wears a creation as part of the Jean-Paul Gaultier Fall Winter 2014-15 Haute Couture fashion collection, presented in Paris,
Rain clouds spell trouble for the riders as the peloton heads towards Lille during the Tour de France. The riders set out from Le Touquet for the 163 km fourth stage of the three-week race.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy leaves his residence in Paris. Mr Sarkozy was placed under formal investigation on Wednesday on suspicions he tried to use his influence to thwart an investigation of his 2007 election campaign, the prosecutor’s office said
Greenpeace activists climb on cranes to stop the UK-registered Safmarine Sahara cargo ship from docking after they wrote on its hull “illegal timber”, at the Port de la Pallice in La Rochelle, western France on Monday
A protester wearing a gas mask holds a smartphone and gestures during a demonstration by striking employees of the French state rail company SNCF near the transport ministry in Paris