France's first same-sex marriage is a major test for a country that has seen violent protests over the new legislation in recent days.
One year on, most in France are longing for their President to up his game. Their leader’s verbosity is not considered an asset.
A year after taking power, the French president has never been so unpopular - and that doesn't look set to change soon.
French President Francois Hollande has urged the international community to act after claims yesterday that France had uncovered evidence of the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
– Francois Hollande, French President
We have brought forward elements of proof, and we oblige the international community to act. We have the Geneva conference which should take place, and what has happened in Syria should be one more element to add to the pressure that should be put on the Syrian regime together with its allies. So, we have done our duty, our duty of showing the truth, as we know have elements that provide proof that there has been use - to what degree we do not yet know - of chemical weapons in Syria
French interior minister Manuel Valls has urged caution over making any comparisons between the attack on a soldier near Paris with the Woolwich attack on Drummer Rigby.
Speaking to France 2 television, he said: "There are elements - the sudden violence of the attack - that could lead one to believe there might be a comparison with what happened in London,"
"But at this point, honestly, let us be prudent."
French authorities are investigating any possible links with an attack a soldier near Paris with the Woolwich attack on Drummer Rigby.
A French soldier was stabbed in the throat by an attacker who then fled the scene in a busy shopping area outside Paris, police told Reuters.
France President Francois Hollande said: "We still don't know the exact circumstances of the attack or the identity of the attacker, but we are exploring all options."
The 23-year-old soldier was not said to be in a life-threatening condition.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said he was unable to say whether police were connecting the incidents.
A French soldier in Paris has been stabbed in the neck by a man who quickly fled the scene and is still being sought, a police source has told Reuters.
The soldier, patrolling as part of France's Vigipirate anti-terrorist surveillance plan, was injured in the stabbing but would survive, the source said.
French daily Le Parisien cited police sources as saying the suspected attacker was a bearded man of North African origin about 30 years old, and was wearing an Arab-style garment under his jacket.
French president Francois Hollande has suggested handing control of the entire Eurozone's economic policy to a new president in Brussels.
It is part of his plan to deal with the bleak state of the French economy, amid protests in Paris and the leader's plummeting approval rating.
ITV News Europe Editor James Mates reports.
Malian officials have been forced to replace the gift of a camel to French President Francois Hollande for his help in confronting Islamist rebels after the first one was eaten.
Mr Hollande was awarded a camel during a visit to the former French colony in February, joking that he would use it back in Paris to escape congestion.
But he apparently learned from his defence minister that the family left to tend his animal in Timbuktu had, in fact, consumed it.
Embarrassed Malian officials quickly pledged to send "a bigger and better-looking camel" to the French capital.
"We are ashamed of what happened to the (first) camel," an official said. "It was a present that did not deserve this fate."
France's former First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has been accused of taking a swipe at President Francois Hollande in a song on her latest album.
It is claimed that Bruni - who had to move out of the Elysee Palace when her husband Nicolas Sarkozy lost last year's election to Hollande - was referring to the President in a song about an impolite penguin.
A French new agency translates her lyrics as: "He takes on the airs of a king/but I know, the penguin/doesn't have the manners of a lord.
"Hey penguin/If one day you cross my path again/I will teach you, penguin/I will teach you to kiss my hand."