Top cyclist Primoz Roglic kicks off his first race of the season in an eight-day mini-tour event known as Paris-Nice.
Germany's Merkel and France's Macron say Europe must reform open-border Schengen area in light of recent terrorist attacks, in an online summit of continent's main leaders.
The latest suspect was arrested following Thursday's church attack in Nice in which at least three people were stabbed to death.
Jean-Francois Ricard, France's chief anti-terrorist prosecutor, said the attacker was a Tunisian born in 1999 who had arrived in the Italian city of Bari on October 9.
Flooding has devastated mountainous areas in France's southeastern region of Alpes-Maritimes and Italy's northwestern regions of Liguria and Piedmont, after a storm swept through the two countries on Friday and Saturday.
Protesters are showing solidarity with Genevieve Legay, a 73-year-old anti-globalisation activist who suffered a head injury in the southern city of Nice last weekend.
The parade is the first major event since the city was attacked during Bastille Day celebrations last year that left 86 people dead.
Cedric Herrou helped refugees from Africa illegally cross the border from Italy and gave them shelter in his home. A court in Nice convicted him on Friday in a case that has divided opinion in France.
Two teenage girls are being held in France on suspicion of plotting a terror attack directed by a French DAESH member.
The bans on the full-body bathing suit had outraged rights defenders worldwide.
National mourning in Nice, France continues with commemoration honouring the victims of the truck attack.
The attack in Nice, which has claimed at least 84 lives, is the deadliest attack to involve a vehicle ramming innocent people, but not the first of its kind.
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