French authorites were struggling to contain several fires burning in Cote d'Azur and Corsica, forcing tourists and residents to evacuate.
French firefighters were deployed to combat at least eight different fires across the south of the country, including the forest blaze in Carros, near Nice.
Residents on the edge of the town of Biguglia, on Corsica, had to leave their homes.
Officials in La Croix-Valmer near Saint-Tropez described the affected regions as a "disaster area."
French authorities deployed responders from other regions and urged the EU to help.
The so-called "water bomber" planes, made by Canadair, help contain the blaze.
France's Mediterranean coast is popular among foreign visitors, and some areas triple in population during summer.
The 71th Cannes Film Festival in May 2018 brings the world's top stars to the French Riviera. The Côte d'Azur offers a picturesque background to the event. Here's a journey along the coast, from west to east.
US President Donald Trump threatened to fire missiles at Syria following threats from Moscow to counter any attack. Earlier Russian officials said they would shoot down any US missiles.
Syria and its main ally Russia have accused Israel of carrying out a missile strike that killed 14 people on a Syrian air base. It took place amid an international outcry over a suspected poison gas attack two days ago.
Hoping for VIP treatment from hotels and restaurants, a person sent messages pretending to be an aide to the French president's wife. It's unclear if the emails worked, but scammers have been lucky before.
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