2018 in France
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History of France • Timeline • Years
- 1 January – Corsica becomes a single territorial collectivity
- 17 January – The government decides to abandon the Grand Ouest airport project in Notre-Dame-des-Landes
- 19 January – Beginning of the demonstrations in Mayotte
- 22 January – Wolfgang Schäuble, President of the Bundestag, addresses the National Assembly to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Élysée Treaty.
- 24 January – Water rising in Paris causes a Seine flood alert.
- 28 January – Val-d'Oise's 1st constituency and Territoire de Belfort's 1st constituency by-elections, 2018.
- 28 January – Beginning of the Daval affair, French criminal case concerning the murder of Alexia Daval, whose body was found on October 30, 2017
- 20 February – Beginning of the "Operation Dead Island ", a general strike lasting several weeks in Mayotte against insecurity and uncontrolled Comorian immigration
- 23 February – 35 mayors in the Nièvre department resign to protest against the closure of the Clamecy hospital emergency room at night.
- 2 March –
- 4 March – 2018 French Guiana's 2nd constituency by-election.
- 11 March – 2018 Haute-Garonne's 8th constituency by-election.
- 18 March – Loiret's 4th constituency and Mayotte's 1st constituency by-elections, 2018.
- 23 March –
- 28 March –
- National homage to the lieutenant-colonel (promoted colonel on March 27) Arnaud Beltrame
- White March in memory of Mireille Knoll
- 3 April – Beginning of a period of intermittent strikes at the French National Railway Company until the end of June to protest against the scheduled end of the railway workers' status
- 8 April – 2018 French residents overseas' 5th constituency by-election.
- 15 April – 2018 Wallis and Futuna's 1st constituency by-election.
- 24 April – Tropical Cyclone Fakir touch Reunion.
- 8 May – Beginning of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
- 12 May – 2018 Paris knife attack.
- 27 May – Beginning of the 2018 French Open.
- 24 June – Dismantling of the right-wing extremist terrorist group "Action of the operational forces" (AFO) by the arrest of its 9 members - including its chief - and arrest of the leader of the self-proclaimed group "Volontaires pour la France", seizure of about twenty firearms and dismantling a clandestine laboratory of homemade explosives, because the AFO had planned to carry out attacks in France against Muslim.
- 1 July – Simone Veil and Antoine Veil,her husband, were buried in the Panthéon
- 7 July – First race of the 2018 Tour de France.
- 15 July – France wins the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
- 18 July – Revelations by Le Monde mark the beginning of the Benalla affair.
- 30 July – A racist shooting wounds 7 people in Beaune, the two suspected shooters are arrested in Saint-Andiol on August 10.
- 1 August – Lawmakers vote to outlaw catcalling.
- 28 August – Nicolas Hulot resigns as Minister of Ecological and Inclusive Transition for to protest against the government's ecological policy that he deems to be disappointing.
- 4 September –
- Laura Flessel-Colovic resigns as Minister of Sports for personal reasons.
- Philippe government reshuffle : François de Rugy becomes Minister of State, Minister of the Ecological and Solidarity Transition, replacing Nicolas Hulot and Roxana Maracineanu replaces Laura Flessel at the Ministry of Sports.
- 12 September – Richard Ferrand is elected President of the National Assembly.
- 16 September – Frédérique Dumas, member of the French National Assembly for Hauts-de-Seine's 13th constituency, left both the party La République En Marche! and the La République En Marche group at the French National Assembly.
- 23 September – Réunion's 7th constituency by-elections, 2018 following political differences (notably on the lack of ambition of the cultural policy of the executive).
- 25 September – Former Prime Minister Manuel Valls announces his candidacy for mayor of Barcelona in the framework of the municipal elections of Spain in 2019. He announces his resignation from his mandate as deputy for the 1st constituency of Essonne.
- 27 September – Barbara Cassin receives the CNRS Gold medal.
- 2 October – Gérard Collomb resigns as Minister of the Interior for become Mayor of Lyon again.
- 3 October – Arrest of Rédoine Faïd.
- 5 October – National tribute to the singer Charles Aznavour, died on October 1.
- 10 October – Two people lose their lives in floods in Sainte-Maxime because of a Mediterranean episode (178 mm fell).
- 11 October – Resignation of 69 mayors and councilors of the department of Indre to protest against the closure of the Le Blanc's maternity.
- 15 October – A very violent mediterranean episode, indirect consequence of hurricane Leslie, causes exceptional flash floods in the Aude, with accumulations of exceptional rains (295 mm in Trèbes in 12 hours, close to 300 mm on the side of Carcassonne), which kill 15 people (including 9 in Trèbes). The city of Trèbes and the villages of Villegailhenc, Villalier, Villardonnel and Saint-Couat-d'Aude are ravaged. This is the worst flood in the region since 1999.
- 16 October – Philippe government reshuffle : Christophe Castaner becomes Minister of the Interior, Didier Guillaume Minister of Agriculture, Franck Riester Minister of Culture and Marc Fesneau becomes Minister in charge of Relations with Parliament.
- 17 October – Creation of the National Assembly's parliamentary group, Libertés and Territories Group.
- 4 November – 2018 New Caledonian independence referendum.
- 5 November — 2018 collapse of the rue d'aubagne.
- 17 November – Beginning of the Gilets jaunes protests.
- 18 November – 2018 Essonne's 1st constituency by-election.
- 11 December – 2018 Strasbourg attack.
- 15 December – Vaimalama Chaves is elected Miss France 2019.
- 29 December – Joachim Son-Forget, member of the French National Assembly for Sixth constituency for French residents overseas, left both the party La République En Marche! and the La République En Marche group at the French National Assembly.
- 4 January –
- 7 January – France Gall, singer (born 1947)
- 9 January – Jean-Marc Mazzonetto, rugby union player (b. 1983).
- 10 January –
- 12 January –
- 17 January –
- 19 January –
- 20 January – Paul Bocuse, chef (b. 1926)
- 21 January –
- 24 January – Renaud Gagneux, composer (b. 1947)
- 25 January – Arnaud Giovaninetti, actor (b. 1967)
- 28 January – Raymond Lory, politician (b. 1926).
- 1 February –
- 5 February – Mathieu Riboulet, writer and film director (b. 1960).
- 6 February – Bernard Darmet, racing cyclist (b. 1945).
- 9 February –
- 12 February – Françoise Xenakis, writer (b. 1930).
- 13 February – Joseph Bonnel, footballer (b.1939).
- 15 February –
- 18 February –
- 20 February – Arnaud Geyre, racing cyclist (b. 1935)
- 27 February –
- 28 February – Pierre Milza, historian (b. 1932).
- 3 March –
- 5 March – André S. Labarthe, actor, film producer and director (b. 1931).
- 6 March – Francis Piasecki, footballer (b. 1951).
- 8 March – Jean Jolivet, philosopher (b. 1925).
- 10 March –
- 16 March – Guy Cury, hurdler (b. 1930).
- 17 March – Geneviève Fontanel, actress (b. 1936).
- 19 March – Jean Michel Larrasket, engineer (b. 1950)
- 24 March – Arnaud Beltrame, gendarme, (b. 1973).
- 27 March –
- 28 March – Clément Rosset, philosopher and writer (b. 1939).
- 1 April –
- 2 April – Paul Sinibaldi, footballer (b. 1921).
- 3 April –
- 6 April – Jacques Higelin, pop singer (b. 1940).
- 8 April – André Lerond, footballer (b. 1930).
- 10 April – Richard Peyzaret, better known by his pen name F'Murr, comics artist (b. 1946).
- 11 April – Jean-Claude Servan-Schreiber, politician and journalist (b. 1918).
- 13 April – André Maman, politician and philologist (b. 1927)
- 14 April – Jean-Claude Malgoire, conductor (b. 1940).
- 18 April – Jean Flori, medieval historian (b. 1936)
- 19 April –
- 21 April – Firmin Le Bourhis, crime fiction writer (b. 1950)
- 24 April – Henri Michel, footballer (b. 1947)
- 26 April –
- 29 April – Rose Laurens, singer-songwriter (b. 1953)
- 30 April – Geneviève Claisse, abstract painter (b. 1935).
- 4 May –
- 6 May – Jean-Claude Decagny, politician (b. 1939).
- 11 May – Gérard Genette, literary theorist (b. 1930).
- 13 May – Lucien Villa, politician (b. 1922).
- 15 May – Jean-Claude Lamy, journalist (b. 1941).
- 17 May – Nicole Fontaine, lawyer and politician, President of the European Parliament (b. 1942).
- 28 May
- 1 June –
- 2 June – André Desvages, racing cyclist (b. 1944).
- 9 June – Françoise Bonnot, film editor, Oscar winner 1970 for Z (b. 1939).
- 11 June –
- 19 June – Paul John Marx, Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Kerema (Papua New Guinea) (b. 1935).
- 24 June – Jacques Saadé, shipping executive (b. 1937).
- 1 July – François Corbier, songwriter and television presenter (b. 1944).
- 2 July –
- 3 July –
- 4 July – Georges-Emmanuel Clancier, poet and novelist (b. 1914).
- 5 July –
- 7 July – Prince Michel of Bourbon-Parma, royal, soldier and race car driver (b. 1926).
- 12 July – Alain Fauré, politician (b. 1962).
- 13 July –
- 16 July – Madeleine Kamman, chef and restaurateur (b. 1931).
- 23 July – Pierre Pican, bishop (b. 1935).
- 25 July – Guy Fallot, cellist (b. 1927).
- 2 August – Armand de Las Cuevas, racing cyclist (b. 1968).
- 4 August –
- 15 August –
- 26 August – Rosa Bouglione, circus performer (b. 1910).
- 27 August – Mirka Mora, visual artist (born 1928)
- 1 September – Jean Seitlinger, politician (born 1924)
- 5 September – François Flohic, naval officer (born 1920)
- 6 September –
- 7 September – Micheline Rozan, stage and film producer (born 1928)
- 10 September –
- 10 September –
- 29 September – Pascale Casanova, literary critic (born 1959)
- 30 September – René Pétillon, cartoonist and comics artist (born 1945)
- Willsher, Kim (2018-01-24). "Paris on flooding alert as rising Seine causes travel disruption". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-01-24.
- « Nièvre : 35 maires remettent leur démission pour protester contre la fermeture des urgences de Clamecy » [archive], sur lemonde.fr, 23 February 2018.
- "L'ancienne championne française Lyli Herse est décédée". boursorama.com (in French). Retrieved 5 January 2018.
- "Divi nous a quittés". www.fr.brezhoneg.bzh (in French). Retrieved 5 January 2018.
- "French pop star France Gall dies at 70". Reuters. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
- Stade Montois : l’ancien joueur Jean-Marc Mazzonetto est décédé dans un accident ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Bénédicte Pesle Dies at 90; Introduced American Stage Artists to France
- Avis de décès ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Joué-lès-Tours: décès de l'ancien maire Raymond Lory ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Mort d’André Baudry, fondateur d’Arcadie la première association homosexuelle française ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- L'écrivain Mathieu Riboulet est décédé ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Bernard Darmet est mort ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Antoine Culioli (1924–2018): figure majeure de la linguistique contemporaine ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Alençon : Bernard Koura est décédé ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- La journaliste et romancière Françoise Xenakis s'est éteinte à 87 ans ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Joseph Bonnel s’est éteint… ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Décès de Jacques Hébert, Compagnon de La Libération ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Mort de Daniel Vernet, ancien directeur de la rédaction du « Monde » ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Le journaliste, prix Albert-Londres, Victor Franco est décédé ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Didier Lockwood, French Jazz Violinist, Dies Suddenly at 62
- Morto Pierre Milza, storico francese attento all'Italia e biografo del Duce ‹See Tfd›(in Italian)
- Gernet Jacques ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- L'auteur et plasticien Yvon Taillandier est mort ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Hommage à André S. Labarthe ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Francis Piasecki est mort à 66 ans ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Décès de Jean Jolivet ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Décès de Michel Raynaud ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- L’athlète olympique Guy Cury est décédé ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- La comédienne Geneviève Fontanel est morte ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- ‘He saved lives’: Arnaud Beltrame, police officer who traded places with a hostage, to be honored by France
- Stéphane Audran Dies: ‘Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie’, ‘Babette’s Feast’ Star Was 85
- Luc Jalabert, ex-directeur des arènes d’Arles et figure de la tauromachie, est mort à 66 ans ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Mort de Clément Rosset, philosophe du tragique et de la joie ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Mort de Françoise Adret, directrice historique du Ballet de l’Opéra ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Paul Sinibaldi, ancienne star du Stade de Reims, est mort ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- "Mademoiselle" Irma Rapuzzi s'en est allée à 108 ans ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Mort de l’archéologue Jacques Tixier ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Le chanteur Jacques Higelin est décédé ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- André Lerond, ancien capitaine de Lyon et de l'équipe de France, est mort ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Mort du dessinateur F’murr, l’auteur de la BD « Génie des alpages » ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Décès de Jean-Claude Servan-Schreiber, ancien résistant et figure discrète de la dynastie ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Jean-Claude Malgoire, roy de la musique, est mort ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Geneviève Claisse, figure de l’abstraction géométrique, est décédée ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Décès de Lionel Lamy, ancien joueur du Stade Lavallois ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Maubeuge : L’ancien maire Jean-Claude Decagny est décédé ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Le monde de la littérature en deuil: Gérard Genette est décédé à l’âge de 87 ans Archived May 12, 2018, at the Wayback Machine ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Lucien Villa, ancien résistant audois, s'est éteint à 95 ans ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Disparition de Jean-Claude Lamy ‹See Tfd›(in French)(subscription required)
- L'ancienne ministre Nicole Fontaine est décédée ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Mort de Paulette Coquatrix, ancienne propriétaire de l'Olympia ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- L’industriel, patron de presse et ancien sénateur Serge Dassault est mort ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Yves de Daruvar, French Resistance Hero of Hungarian Origin, Dies at 97
- Le Mans Le maire Jean-Claude Boulard est décédé ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Bishop René Pierre Louis Joseph Séjourné
- Disparition d'André Desvages ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Francoise Bonnot Dies: Oscar-Winning Editor & Costa-Gavras Regular Was 78
- La mort de Marcel Hénaff, philosophe et anthropologue ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Yvette Horner obituary
- Bishop Paul John Marx, M.S.C.
- Founding president of CMA CGM Group dies
- Mort de François Corbier, figure du Club Dorothée ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Penguily. L’ambassadeur Henri Froment-Meurice s’est éteint à 95 ans ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- L’un des créateurs essentiels du Lettrisme, Maurice Lemaître, est mort ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Décès de Thérèse Kleindienst (prom. 1939) ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Disparition d’Henri Martre ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Le romancier et poète Georges-Emmanuel Clancier s'est éteint à 104 ans dans son sommeil ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Disparition de François Budet : "il était un peu comme un grand frère" disent ses amis chanteurs ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Claude Lanzmann Dies: Director Best Known For Holocaust Documentary ‘Shoah’ Was 92
- L’écrivain et biographe Gerald Messadié est mort ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Bordeaux : décès de l'écrivain Michel Suffran ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Décès du cardinal français Jean-Louis Tauran ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Morto a Parigi il principe Michele di Borbone Parma ‹See Tfd›(in Italian)
- L'ancien député de l'Ariège Alain Fauré est décédé ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- "BD : l'auteur Frank Giroud (Le Décalogue) est mort à 62 ans". Le Progres. 14 July 2018. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
- Claude Seignolle, l'insaisissable centenaire ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Madeleine Kamman, 87, Who Gave Americans a Taste of France, Dies
- Mgr Pierre Pican, évêque émérite de Bayeux-Lisieux, est décédé ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Guy Fallot ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Armand De Las Cuevas dies aged 50
- Charente-Maritime : l’ancien sénateur Josy Moinet est décédé à 88 ans ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Arsène Tchakarian: French Resistance fighter dies aged 101
- Décès de la pianiste Marie-Françoise Bucquet ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Former FFR president Pierre Camou dies aged 72
- Entrée au Ciel de Monseigneur François Garnier ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Décès d'Edmond Haan ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Rosa Bouglione – Reine du Cirque ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Marie Thérèse Bourquin ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Le grand résistant Georges Loinger, né à Strasbourg, s’est éteint à l’âge de 108 ans ‹See Tfd›(in French)