Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo's plans include pedestrian and cycle-friendly amenities in an area now dominated by traffic and mass retail.
The restoration work at Notre Dame enters a new phase with the removal of the last of the damaged temporary scaffolding.
How things have changed, and not, is hinted in these 1988 photos by JHeymont.
Only three years after ditching its last sleeper-train services, France's SNCF is planning to join the European revival of overnight services.
Paris is still determined to clean the Seine up for safe swimming by 2024, though the obstacles seem large and the progress small.
Health officials order new measures as infections soar among 'libertines.'
A few images from a mother-daughter visit in 1988 have a poignant quality today.
Art historians have matched Van Gogh's last painting to roadside trees in Auvers-sur-Oise, France.
Paris has hit the restart button on electric scooters, issuing new rules and giving permits to only three companies.
An early morning suspicious fire has destroyed a historic organ and windows.
A sad moment for a French village that has watched the fuselage of every A380 pass through its night-time streets.
From high places across the city, PHeymont takes another look at one of his favorite cities.
Another Alsatian village takes the top spot in France's annual contest.
A real-deal long-distance scenic ride for not very much...
A former submarine base has been turned into a huge gallery for digital projections of artworks.