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The following is a list of massacres that have occurred in France (numbers may be approximate):


Celtic Gaul

Name Date Location Deaths Perpetrators Notes
1st Cenabum massacre Template:Dts Cenabum Template:HsUnknown Carnutes Carnutes massacre Roman civilians and soldiers
2nd Cenabum massacre Template:Dts Cenabum Template:HsUnknown Roman army Julius Caesar's soldiers massacre the population of Cenabum.
Siege of Avaricum Template:Dts Avaricum Template:Hs39,200 Roman army Julius Caesar's soldiers massacre the population of Avaricum.

Roman Gaul

Name Date Location Deaths Perpetrators Notes
Sack of Metz Template:Dts Metz Template:HsUnknown Huns City sacked and burned and all inhabitants killed by Hun troops under Attila

Merovingian Francia

Name Date Location Deaths Perpetrators Notes
Vienne massacre Template:Dts Vienne Template:HsUnknown Forces of Gundobad and Godegisel Townspeople slaughtered during battle between competing Burgundian factions. Hostile Gallo-Roman senators and Godegisel's supporters executed by Gundobad's troops.
Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges massacre Template:Dts Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges Template:HsUnknown Kingdom of Orléans All inhabitants, including priests, put to the sword by royal troops of Guntram

Carolingian Francia

Name Date Location Deaths Perpetrators Notes
Siege of Clermont (761) Template:Dts Clermont Template:HsUnknown Royal Frankish Army Men, women and children burned alive by Frankish army of King Pepin the Short.Template:Sfn
Sack of Nantes Template:Dts Nantes Template:HsUnknown Vikings Town population and monks massacred and burned alive in a church by raiding Vikings. Others captured as slaves.
Marmoutier massacre Template:Dts Marmoutier Abbey Template:Hs126 Vikings 126 monks killed by Vikings. 20 survivors escaped.

Capetian France

Name Date Location Deaths Perpetrators Notes
Orléans heresy Template:Dts Orléans Template:Hs10–20 Robert II the Pious 10–20 priests, nuns and lay people burned at the stake on orders of King Robert II of France
Rouen massacre Template:Dts Rouen Unknown Crusaders Jews of Rouen rounded up in the synagogue and systematically massacred by Crusaders
Tournai-sur-Dive massacre Template:Dts Tournai-sur-Dive Template:Hs45 Troops of Robert of Bellême 45 people burned alive in a church by forces of Robert of Bellême
Bougy-sur-Risle massacre Template:Dts Romilly-la-Puthenaye Unknown Troops of Waleran and Robert de Beaumont Men and women burned alive in a church by forces of Waleran and Robert de Beaumont
Vitry massacre Template:Dts Vitry-en-Perthois Template:Hs1,300 Royal Army 1,300 people burned alive in a church by forces of King Louis VII of France
Ham massacre Template:Dts Ham Template:Hs150 Unknown 150 Jews massacred
Vézelay massacre Template:Dts Vézelay Template:Hs7 Abbot of Vézelay Seven Burgundian Cathars burned at the stake
Blois massacre Template:Dts Blois Template:Hs31 Soldiers of Theobald V, Count of Blois 31 Jews, including 17 women, locked in and burned alive in a house by Theobald V, Count of Blois on accusations of blood libel
Bray-sur-Seine massacre Template:Dts Bray-sur-Seine Template:Hs80 Royal Army 80 Jews burned by French troops, acting on command of King Philip II of France
Massacre at Béziers Template:Dts Béziers Template:Hs20,000 Crusaders First major military action of the Albigensian Crusade.Template:Sfn
Siege of Minerve Template:Dts Minerve Template:Hs140 Crusaders Cathars burned at the stake by Crusaders.
Alayrac massacre Template:Dts Alayrac Unknown Crusaders Stronghold garrison captured and massacred by Crusaders
Lavaur massacre Template:Dts Lavaur Template:Hs480 Crusaders 80 knights hanged and stabbed to death, 400 Cathars burned by Crusaders
Les Cassés massacre Template:Dts Les Cassés Template:Hs60–94 Crusaders 60–94 Cathars burned alive by Simon de Montfort's Crusaders
Saint Marcel massacre Template:Dts Saint–Marcel Template:Hs28 Crusaders 28 male civilians killed or drowned by Crusaders
Lavelanet massacre Template:Dts Lavelanet Unknown Crusaders Inhabitants put to the sword by Crusader forces under Guy de Montfort, Lord of Sidon
Moissac massacre Template:Dts Moissac Template:Hs300 Crusaders 300 garrison soldiers executed without trial by Crusaders
Pujol massacre Template:Dts Sainte-Foy-d'Aigrefeuille Template:Hs60 Toulousain militia 60 Crusaders killed in Pujol Castle by mob of soldiers under Roger-Bernard
Casseneuil massacre Template:Dts Casseneuil Unknown Crusaders Population and garrison massacred
Massacre at Marmande Template:Dts Marmande Template:Hs5,000 Royal Army All men, women and children in the town killed with swords and the town razed and burned to the ground by royal army under prince Louis.Template:Sfn
Labécède massacre Template:Dts Labécède Unknown Crusaders Men killed and Cathar Perfect burnt to death by Crusader forces of Humbert V de Beaujeu
Moissac massacre Template:Dts Moissac Template:Hs210 Papal Inquisition 210 Cathars burned at the stake by Inquisitors William Arnald and Peter Seila
Jewish massacres Template:Dts Poitou, Anjou and Brittany Template:Hs2,500–3,000 Crusaders Jews killed by Crusaders
Montwimer massacre Template:Dts Montwimer Template:Hs183 Papal Inquisition/Crusaders 183 Cathars burned at the stake by Robert le Bougre and Thibaut IV of Champagne
Carcassonne massacre Template:Dts Carcassonne Template:Hs33 Army of Raymond II Trencavel 33 clerics massacred by forces of Trencavel after being promised safe passage from the besieged city.
Avignonet massacre Template:Dts Avignonet Template:Hs11 Cathars Two Inquisitors and their nine followers massacred in their sleep by Cathar rebels under Pierre-Roger de Mirepoix
Siege of Montségur Template:Dts Château de Montségur Template:Hs210–215 Royal Army Cathars burned in a bonfire by the Royal Army.
Agen massacre Template:Dts Agen Template:Hs80 Papal Inquisition 80 heretics burned at the stake
Dijon massacre Template:Dts Dijon Template:Hs139 Shepherd Crusaders 139 Jews massacred
Troyes massacre Template:Dts Troyes Template:Hs13 Papal Inquisition 13 Jews burned at the stake by the Inquisition, supported by King Philip IV of France
Castelsarrasin massacre Template:Dts Castelsarrasin Template:Hs152 Shepherd Crusaders 152 Jews massacred by Pastoureaux
Toulouse massacre Template:Dts Toulouse Template:Hs115–150 Shepherd Crusaders 115–150 Jews massacred by Pastoureaux
Vitry massacre Template:Dts Vitry-en-Perthois Template:Hs77 Unknown 77 Jews massacred during the 1321 leper scare. Forty Jews imprisoned and committed mass suicide.
Chinon massacre Template:Dts Chinon Template:Hs120–160 Royal authorities 120–160 Jews burned at the stake on accusation of well poisoning

Valois France

Name Date Location Deaths Perpetrators Notes
Battle of Caen (1346) Template:Dts Caen Template:Hs2,500–3,000 English Army Town sacked and population massacred by the English under King Edward III of England
Toulon massacre Template:Dts Toulon Template:Hs40 Mob Jewish community of Toulon killed as part of the Black Death Jewish persecutions
Jacquerie Template:Dts Northern France Template:Hs20,000 Aristocracy and nobility Peasant Jacquerie rebels exterminated by nobles
Siege of Limoges Template:Dts Limoges Template:Hs200–400 English Army Town sacked and hundreds of civilians killed by the English under Edward the Black PrinceTemplate:Sfn
Maillotins Revolt Template:Dts Paris Template:Hs30 Maillotins 30 people, including 16 Jews, killed by mobTemplate:Sfn
Siege of Caen Template:Dts Caen Template:Hs2,000 English Army 2,000 men, women and children rounded up in the marketplace and killed by English soldiers under King Henry V of England. Population plundered and raped.
Paris massacres Template:Dts
Paris Template:Hs1,000–5,000 Parisian mob Armagnacs slaughtered by Parisian mob
Sézanne massacre Template:Dts Sézanne Unknown English Army Most inhabitants of the town massacred by the English under Thomas Montagu, 4th Earl of Salisbury. Women raped, fortifications razed, town looted and burned. 178 survivors.
Vicques massacre Template:Dts Vicques Unknown Mercenaries in English pay Soldiers in English pay massacre a large number of Normans
Lihons massacre Template:Dts Lihons Template:Hs300 English Army 300 men, women and children burned alive in a church by English forces of John Talbot.
Nesle massacre Template:Dts Nesle Unknown Burgundian Army Entire population of Nesle slaughtered and town razed to the ground by Burgundian Army under Duke Charles the Bold
Lectoure massacre Template:Dts Lectoure Unknown Royal Army Population massacred and city looted, burned and methodically razed to the ground by royal troops under Cardinal Jean Jouffroy. Defeat of the house of Armagnac.
Massacre of Mérindol Template:Dts Mérindol Template:Hs3,000 Provençal/Papal troops 3,000 Waldensians killed on order of Francis I of France. 670 sold as slaves, crops destroyed, herds killed and unknown number of peasants dead of hunger
Amboise conspiracy Template:Dts Château d'Amboise Template:Hs1,200–1,500 Royal Army 1,200–1,500 Protestant conspirators executed en masse<ref>Pierre Miquel, 1980, p.213, Robert Laffont. ed. Histoire et dictionnaire des guerres de religion 1998:61.</ref>
Cahors massacre Template:Dts Cahors Template:Hs40–50 Catholics Huguenots burned alive in their place of worship by Catholics
Grenade massacre Template:Dts Grenade Unknown Catholics Huguenots massacred by Catholics
Carcassonne massacre Template:Dts Carcassonne Template:Hs8 Catholics 3 Huguenots and 5 non-religious people massacred by Catholics
Massacre of Vassy Template:Dts Wassy Template:Hs80 Catholics Murder of Huguenots by forces of the Duc de Guise.<ref>Template:Cite book</ref>
Castelnaudary massacre Template:Dts Castelnaudary Template:Hs60 Catholics Huguenots burned alive in their place of worship by Catholics.
Sens massacre Template:Dts Sens Template:Hs100 Catholics 100 Huguenots tied to poles and drowned by Catholics
Orange massacre Template:Dts Orange Unknown Catholics Population massacred by Catholics
Gaillac massacre Template:Dts Gaillac Template:Hs60–80 Catholics Huguenots captured and thrown in the river by Catholics
Mornas massacre Template:Dts Mornas Template:Hs200 Protestants 200 soldiers executed by Protestants
Tours massacre Template:Dts Tours Template:Hs200 Catholics 200 Huguenots bludgeoned to death and thrown in the Loire by Catholics
Lauzerte massacre Template:Dts Lauzerte Template:Hs94 Catholics 94 Huguenots burned alive in a church by Catholics.
Bar-sur-Seine massacre Template:Dts Bar-sur-Seine Template:Hs300 Catholics Catholic soldiers massacre 300 people after reconquering the citadel from the Huguenots
Michelade Template:Dts Nîmes Template:Hs80–90 Protestants Catholics killed by Protestants
Bondeville massacre Template:Dts Notre-Dame-de-Bondeville Template:Hs40 Catholics Protestants attacked by Catholic crowd. 40 killed.
St. Bartholomew's Day massacre Template:Dts Paris Template:Hs5,000–30,000 French state/Catholics Huguenots (French Protestants) were massacred
Aups massacre Template:Dts Aups Template:Hs18 Protestants 18 killed by Protestant troops. Town looted and burned.
First Issoire massacre Template:Dts Issoire Unknown Protestants Catholics killed by Protestant troops under Matthieu Merle. Town looted.
Second Issoire massacre Template:Dts Issoire Template:Hs3,000 Royal Army 3,000 surrendering Protestants massacred by royal troops under Francis, Duke of Anjou following orders from King Henry III of France. Town razed.
Cuers massacre Template:Dts Cuers Template:Hs600 Peasant rebels 600 nobles and gentlemen massacred by peasants
Mende massacre Template:Dts Mende Template:Hs300 Protestants 300 townspeople massacred, mostly in the cathedral, by Protestant troops under Matthieu Merle
Romans massacre Template:Dts Romans-sur-Isère Template:Hs20 Local patricians 20 people massacred by patricians
Moirans massacre Template:Dts Moirans Template:Hs1,000 Royal Army 1,000 peasants massacred by royal troops
Réquista massacre Template:Dts Réquista Template:HsUnknown Catholics Catholics kill Protestants

Bourbon France

Name Date Location Deaths Perpetrators Notes
Siege of Doullens Template:Dts Doullens Template:Hs4000<ref>Template:Cite book</ref> Army of Flanders
La Châtaigneraie massacre Template:Dts La Châtaigneraie Template:Hs31 Catholics 31 Protestants out of 230 massacred by 45 cavalrymen
Siege of Nègrepelisse Template:Dts Nègrepelisse Template:Hs800 Royal Army All inhabitants of the Huguenot stronghold killed, all women raped and the town looted and burned to the ground on order of King Louis XIII of France
Massacre at the Hôtel de Ville Template:Dts Hôtel de Ville, Paris Template:Hs150 Parisian mob 150 people, including judges, massacred by a mob during the Fronde
Serre massacre Template:Dts Saint-Genest-Lachamp Template:HsUnknown Royal Army Protestant gathering massacred by royal troops. 400 killed and wounded.Template:Sfn
Belvezet massacre Template:Dts Belvezet Template:Hs20–25 Camisards 20–25 inhabitants massacred by Camisards
Chamborigaud massacre Template:Dts Chamborigaud Template:Hs26 Camisards 26 Catholics massacred by CamisardsTemplate:Sfn
Fraissinet massacre Template:Dts Fraissinet-de-Fourques Template:Hs33 Camisards 33 inhabitants massacred by CamisardsTemplate:Sfn
Moulin de l’Agau massacre Template:Dts Nîmes Template:Hs21–50 Royal Army 21–50 Protestants locked in a barn and burned alive by royal troopsTemplate:Sfn
Valsauve massacre Template:Dts Verfeuil Template:Hs16–17 Camisards 16–17 Catholics massacred by Camisards
Potelières massacre Template:Dts Potelières Template:Hs22–31 Camisards 22 Catholics massacred by CamisardsTemplate:Sfn
Saint-Sériès massacre Template:Dts Saint-Sériès Template:Hs11 Camisards 11 Catholics massacred by CamisardsTemplate:Sfn
Saturargues massacre Template:Dts Saturargues Template:Hs59 Camisards 59 Catholics massacred by CamisardsTemplate:Sfn
Sainte-Cécile-d'Andorge massacre Template:Dts Sainte-Cécile-d'Andorge Template:Hs9 Camisards 9 Catholics massacred by CamisardsTemplate:Sfn
Branoux massacre Template:Dts Branoux-les-Taillades Template:Hs47–52 Catholic vigilantes 47–52 inhabitants massacred by 600–700 Catholic vigilantesTemplate:Sfn
Cévennes massacres Template:Dts Cévennes Template:Hs600 Royal Army Over 600 people massacred in a rampage by royal troops under general Planque.Template:Sfn
Franchassis massacre Template:Dts Pranles Template:HsUnknown Royal Army All inhabitants killed by royal troops under general Julien. Village looted, burned and razed to the ground.Template:Sfn
Cévennes massacres Template:Dts Cévennes Template:Hs1,000 Royal Army/Catholic vigilantes Over 1,000 people massacred in a killing spree by 4,000 royal troops and Catholic vigilantes under Lieutenant General marquis La Lande.Template:Sfn
Villars' terror campaign Template:Dts Cévennes Template:HsUnknown Royal Army Dozens of villages burned and their inhabitants massacred by royal forces under Marshal Claude Louis Hector de VillarsTemplate:Sfn
Vernoux massacre Template:Dts Vernoux Template:Hs30 Bourgeois militia/Royal Army 30 Protestants killed by bourgeois militia and soldiers

Revolutionary and Imperial France

Name Date Location Deaths Perpetrators Notes
Champ de Mars Massacre Template:Dts Paris Template:Hs12–50 Royal Army 12–50 republicans killed by royalist troops under Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette
Massacres of La Glacière Template:Dts Avignon Template:Hs60 Patriots 60 papists massacred by patriots
September Massacres Template:Dts Paris Template:Hs1,500 National Guard Multiple massacres with varying death tolls during French Revolution
First Massacre of Machecoul Template:Dts Machecoul Template:Hs200 Catholic and Royal Army Royalist rebels massacre Republican civilians and soldiers
First Battle of Noirmoutier Template:Dts Noirmoutier Template:Hs200 Catholic and Royal Army Republican prisoners executed by rebels
Drownings at Nantes Template:Dts / Template:Dts Nantes Template:Hs4,800 French Revolutionary Army Multiple massacres by drownings by revolutionaries
Massacre of Avranches Template:Dts Avranches Template:Hs800 French Revolutionary Army 800 counter-revolutionary rebels executed by firing squad.
Lyon Revolt Template:Dts Lyon Template:Hs60 French Revolutionary Army 60 rebels massacred by soldiers
Lyon Revolt Template:Dts Lyon Template:Hs209 French Revolutionary Army 209 rebels massacred by soldiers
Battle of Savenay Template:Dts Savenay Template:Hs663–2,000 French Revolutionary Army Rebel prisoners executed by Republicans
Thermidorian Reaction Template:Dts Paris Template:Hs169 Thermidorians 169 Robespierrists, Communards and Montagnards executed by Thermidorians
Lyon massacre Template:Dts Lyon Template:Hs99 Mob 99 Jacobin prisoners killed by rioters
Aix-en-Provence massacre Template:Dts Aix-en-Provence Template:Hs30 Mob 30 Jacobin prisoners killed
Fort Saint-Jean massacre Template:Dts Lyon Template:Hs100 Mob 100 Jacobin prisoners out of 127 killed by armed band
Plot of the rue Saint-Nicaise Template:Dts Paris Template:Hs22 (+50 injured) Chouannerie Royalists Failed Royalist assassination attempt by bombing on First Consul Napoleon
Mameluke massacre Template:Dts Marseille Template:Hs18 Royalists Mamelukes of the Imperial Guard massacred in their barracks in Marseille by Royalists

July Monarchy

Name Date Location Deaths Perpetrators Notes
Massacre de la rue Transnonain Template:Dts Paris Template:Hs19 National Guard Insurrectionists and civilians killed by the National Guard in Rue Transonain number 12
Attentat de Fieschi Template:Dts Paris Template:Hs18 (+22 injured) Giuseppe Marco Fieschi Attempted assassination of King Louis Philippe I with volley gun
Massacre of Boulevard des Capucines Template:Dts Paris Template:Hs52–65 French Army Regular soldiers fire on crowd during the French Revolution of 1848

Second Republic

Name Date Location Deaths Perpetrators Notes
Rouen riots Template:Dts Rouen Template:Hs59 French Army Insurrection suppressed after 59 rioters were killed by soldiers
June Days uprising Template:Dts Paris Template:Hs1,500–3,000 French Army Suppression of June Days uprising. 1,500–3,000 rebels summarily executed and 12,500 arrested, of whom 4,500 deported to Algeria.

Second Empire

Name Date Location Deaths Perpetrators Notes
Orsini affair Template:Dts Paris Template:Hs8 (+102 injured) Felice Orsini Attempted assassination of Emperor Napoleon III by Italian revolutionary
Fusillade d'Aubin Template:Dts Aubin, Aveyron Template:Hs14 (+20 wounded) French Army French soldiers fire on striking miners.
Passavant massacre Template:Dts Passavant-en-Argonne Template:Hs49 Prussian Army 49 Garde Mobile prisoners of war shot by Prussian troops

Third Republic

Name Date Location Deaths Perpetrators Notes
Suppression of the Paris Commune Template:Dts Paris Template:Hs6,000–20,000 French Army Prisoners shot by the army of the Versailles government
Hostage shooting during the Paris Commune Template:Dts Paris Template:Hs6 Paris Commune Six hostages, including Archbishop Georges Darboy shot by members of the National Guard of the Paris Commune.
Fusillade de Fourmies Template:Dts Fourmies Template:Hs9 (+35 injured) French Army French troops shot at peaceful strikers during the International Workers' Day
Carmaux mining company bombing Template:Dts Paris Template:Hs5 Émile Henry Five police officers killed by bomb planted by anarchist Émile Henry.
Massacre of Italians at Aigues-Mortes Template:Dts Aigues-Mortes Template:Hs17 (+150 injured) French villagers and labourers Italian migrant workers massacred by French mob
Gerbéviller massacre Template:Dts Gerbéviller Template:Hs64 Imperial German Army 64 civilians killed by German soldiers, including 15 mutilated or burned alive.
6 February 1934 crisis Template:Dts Place de la Concorde, Paris Template:Hs16 (+2000 injured) French police French police shot at far-right demonstrators, mostly members of Action Française
Assassination of Alexander I of Yugoslavia Template:Dts Marseille Template:Hs6 (+5 injured) Vlado Chernozemski Bulgarian revolutionary Vlado Chernozemski shoots King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and French foreign minister Louis Barthou

Second World War

Name Date Location Deaths Perpetrators Notes
Abbeville massacre Template:Dts Abbeville Template:Hs22 French Army French soldiers shot a number of Flemish nationalists and members of the Belgian Communist Party as the German army cut off the area during the Battle of France
Le Paradis massacre Template:Dts Le Paradis village, commune of Lestrem, Northern France Template:Hs97 (+2 injured) SS Totenkopf shooting of British POWs by German troops (SS Totenkopf)
Wormhoudt massacre Template:Dts Wormhoudt Template:Hs80 (+15 injured) Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler shooting of British and French POWs by German troops (SS Adolf Hitler)
Massacre of the Bois d'Eraine Template:Dts Cressonsacq Template:Hs64 Infantry Regiment Großdeutschland Senegalese Tirailleurs and their white officers executed by Infantry Regiment Großdeutschland.
Karl Hotz reprisals Template:Dts Châteaubriant, Nantes, Paris Template:Hs48 German forces 48 French hostages executed as reprisal for the French resistance killing of Karl Hotz
Ascq massacre Template:Dts Ascq, France Template:Hs86 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend murder of French civilians by German troops (SS Hitlerjugend)
Audouville massacre Template:Dts Audouville-la-Hubert Template:Hs30 101st Airborne Division 30 Wehrmacht prisoners of war executed by US paratroopers
Ardenne Abbey massacre Template:Dts Abbey d'Ardenne Template:Hs20 12th SS Hitlerjugend 20 Canadian POWs massacred by 12th SS Hitlerjugend
Tulle massacre Template:Dts Tulle, Corrèze Template:Hs120 killed, 149 deported 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich murder and deportation to Dachau of French civilians by German troops (SS Das Reich)
Oradour-sur-Glane massacre Template:Dts Oradour-sur-Glane Template:Hs642 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich murder of French civilians by German troops (SS Das Reich)
Dun-les-Places massacre Template:Dts Dun-les-Places Template:Hs27 German security forces 27 villagers taken as hostages and executed by German forces
Dortan Massacre Template:Dts Dortan Template:Hs35 Freiwilligen-Stamm-Division 35-36 villagers arrested, tortured, raped and executed by German forces
Guerry wells tragedy Template:Dts/Template:Dts Savigny-en-Septaine Template:Hs36 Sicherheitsdienst
36 Jews slain by Milice under SD command
Penguerec massacre Template:Dts Gouesnou Template:Hs44 Kriegsmarine 3rd anti-air brigade 44 French civilians massacred by Kriegsmarine personnel
First Saint-Julien massacre Template:Dts Saint-Julien-de-Crempse Template:Hs17 German Army 17 villagers executed by German troops as reprisal for French resistance activity
Saint-Genis-Laval massacre Template:Dts Saint-Genis-Laval Template:Hs120 Sicherheitspolizei
120 prisoners executed by Sipo and Milice
Maillé massacre Template:Dts Maillé, Indre-et-Loire Template:Hs124 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division Götz von Berlichingen murder of French civilians by German troops (17th SS Panzergrenadier Division Götz von Berlichingen)
Affair of 27 martyrs Template:Dts Chatou Template:Hs27 German forces 27 Frenchmen executed as reprisal for French Resistance attack.
Massacre de la vallée de la Saulx Template:Dts Vallée de la Saulx Template:Hs86 3rd Panzergrenadier Division 86 French villagers massacred by 3rd Panzergrenadier Division
Second Saint-Julien massacre Template:Dts Saint-Julien-de-Crempse Template:Hs17 French resistance 17 Wehrmacht prisoners of war executed by villagers as revenge for first massacre


Name Date Location Deaths Perpetrators Notes
14 July 1953 demonstration Template:Dts Paris 7 (+50 demonstrators, 16 police wounded) French police Seven people, including 6 Algerians, killed by French police
1961 Vitry-Le-François train bombing Template:Dts Blacy, Marne 24–28 (+132–170 injured) Organisation armée secrète Train derailed by OAS explosive, killing up to 28.
Paris massacre of 1961 Template:Dts Paris 40 (government sources) ~200 (opposition sources) French police Algerian demonstrators killed by French police
The Charonne Metro Station Massacre Template:Dts Charonne 9 French police CGT Trade union members and communists killed by French police
Marseille bar massacre Template:Dts Marseille 7 Armed gunmen Organized crime war
Sofitel massacre Template:Dts Avignon 7 Robbers Four luxury hotel employees and three customers killed by robbers
Ille-et-Vilaine massacre Template:Dts Ille-et-Vilaine 7 Guy Martel spree killing
Luxiol massacre Template:Dts Luxiol 14 Christian Dornier spree killing, 3 family members and random inhabitants
Besançon massacre Template:Dts Besançon 7 (+5 wounded) Franck Zoritch 7 people killed Franck Zoritch
Cuers massacre Template:Dts Cuers 16 Éric Borel spree killing, 3 family members and random inhabitants, perpetrator committed suicide.
Tours massacre Template:Dts Tours 4 (+7 wounded) Jean-Pierre Roux-Durrafourt 4 people killed by Jean-Pierre Roux-Durraffourt
Nanterre massacre Template:Dts Nanterre 9 (+19 injured) Richard Durn spree killing, perpetrator committed suicide.
2012 Midi-Pyrénées massacre Template:Dts Midi-Pyrénées region 7 (+5 injured) Mohammed Merah A French radical Islamist man attacks a Jewish school, he murders 3 young children and a rabbi at the school, and also kills 3 French soldiers.
Annecy shootings Template:Dts Chevaline, Haute-Savoie 4 Unknown 3 Britons and 1 Frenchman killed in shooting
2015 Charlie Hebdo massacre Template:Dts Paris 12 (+11 injured) Chérif and Saïd Kouachi Two French radical Islamist brothers attack an office, they murder 11 at the office and kill a French police officer on the street.
2015 Porte de Vincennes massacre Template:Dts Paris 5 (+11 injured) Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant A French radical Islamist man attacks a Jewish supermarket and murders 4, a French policewoman is also killed on the street the previous day.
Germanwings Flight 9525 deliberate crash Template:Dts Prads-Haute-Bléone, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence 150 Andreas Lubitz Andreas Lubitz, the German co-pilot, deliberately crashed the plane on the French Alps, killing all passengers and crew.
November 2015 Paris attacks Template:Dts Paris 130 (+368 injured) ISIL Eight radical Islamists men of ISIL perform coordinated attacks upon the French public at various locations in Paris using assault rifles and explosives;<ref name="RTE 20">Template:Cite news</ref>
2016 Nice attack Template:Dts Nice 86 (+434 injured) Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel A Tunisian/French radical Islamist man attacks the French public celebrating Bastille Day, he drives a 19 tonne cargo truck through the public on the street thereby killing indiscriminately.
Carcassonne and Trèbes attack Template:Dts Trèbes and Carcassonne 4 (+15 injured) Redouane Lakdim Islamist terrorist Redouane Lakdim shoots and stabs four people to death.
2018 Strasbourg attack Template:Dts Strasbourg 3 (+12 injured) Chérif Chekatt
(29 years old)
Islamist terrorist Chérif Chekatt shoots three people to death with a revolver and injures several people by stabbing with a knife. Chekatt was killed 2 days later by the police, after a razzia in Strasbourgs district Neudorf. He was shot after opening the fire on several police officers.
February 2019 Paris fire Template:Dts Paris 10 (+36 injured) Unknown Arson at an apartment block.
Paris police headquarters stabbing Template:Dts Paris 4 (+2 injured) Mickaël Harpon Police employee stab four colleagues to death.

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