Jersey's council of ministers were joined by the French Consulate to observe a minute's silence at 11am.
A further vigil will be held in the Royal Square at 6pm this evening to remember the victims of the deadly shooting attack on a French magazine yesterday.
The silence was observed throughout the world.
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The weekend event coincides with International Pride Month and the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
The scheme has been backed by the island's Lieutenant-Governor, and is the first of its kind in the Channel Islands.
Sunny spells and isolated light showers. After dusk fair spells with isolated showers.