Thousands of France's "yellow vest" demonstrators were expected to take to the streets again on Saturday, a month after the start of their protest movement which has plunged President Emmanuel Macron's government into its biggest crisis.
Police fired tear gas to disperse protesters trying to tear down barricades on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Saturday as hundreds converged on the city for new demonstrations, with anger over fuel taxes morphing into a wide-ranging anti-government movement.
Britain's Geraint Thomas cruised down the Champs-Elysees as Tour de France champion on Sunday in a final stage won by Norway's Alexander Kristoff.
Questions arose on Tuesday over how a known radical Islamist who rammed a car laden with weapons and gas canisters into a police van on Paris's Champs-Elysees was able to hold a firearms licence.
A man has been placed in custody for alleged links to a gunman who killed a policeman on Paris's famed Champs-Elysees just days before the first round of France's presidential election, a judicial source said.
The sight of cars thundering down Paris's most famous boulevard was replaced on Sunday by people strolling, cycling and taking selfies in the sun as the Champs-Elysees went traffic-free.