Under cover of darkness, Paris police stepped up checks in the City of Lights on Friday (November 6).
Officers are ensuring the nationwide lockdown is respected across the country - and that non-essential travel is avoided.
Police stopped vehicles and asked drivers and passengers to show valid travel permits.
France reinstated a one-month national lockdown on October 30th
Movement is restricted to 1 kilometre from one's residence.
There are exceptions for work that can't be done from home, family obligations and medical visits.
Paris's deputy traffic police chief Jean-Sebastian Rosadoni says they're implementing checks such as this daily to monitor if people have valid permits to travel.
Violations are subjected to a 135 euro fine for a first offence, which increases to 200 euros for a second instance within fifteen days.
Third time violators within one month face a 3,750 euro fine and a six-month prison term.