French police find the bodies of eight new-born babies in the village of Villers-au-Tertre in north-east of France.
Rioting continues for a third night across France with at least 100 people being arrested as 40,000 police officers are deployed to tackle the unrest. A town hall is set on fire in Clichy-sous-Bois, while supermarkets and other shops are looted by gangs in Nantes and Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis.
Riots occur in several French towns following the killing of a teenager by a police officer in Nanterre, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France. At least 31 people are arrested, 25 police officers are injured, and 40 vehicles are destroyed in arson attacks.
Three police officers are killed and a fourth wounded after they responded to a domestic violence incident in Saint-Just, Puy-de-Dôme, France. The gunman, who set his house on fire, is later found dead. The gunman's partner was rescued.
A fire inside Nantes Cathedral in Nantes, France, destroys the 400-year-old grand organ, which had survived two major fires in 1944 and 1972, and some stained glass windows. Police are treating the fire as arson, saying three fires appear to have been started deliberately.
Two men armed with knives take a priest, two nuns and two parishioners hostage in a church near Rouen in the French region of Normandy. French police kill the hostage-takers after the 86-year-old priest, Jacques Hamel, was killed by slitting his throat.
A senior French police commander is killed by a knife-wielding 25-year-old man outside his home in Magnanville near Paris, France. The attacker, who retreated inside the house, is also killed when elite police commandos storm the residence after negotiations failed. The commander's partner, a female administrative police official, is found dead inside the home, while a young boy is rescued physically unharmed. The Islamic State, via its Amaq News Agency, claims responsibility for the attack.
At least one person is killed after a group of armed men took people hostage in the northern French town of Roubaix near the Belgian border. The hostages are thought to be a bank director and his family. French police say the incident may be related to a robbery and not to the November 2015 attacks in Paris.