Transport strike paralyses Paris Montparnasse station | AFP

Travellers wait at Montparnasse station in Paris, on day 11 of a nationwide strike against pension reforms in France. IMAGES

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Chirac will be buried at the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris | AFP

Jacques Chirac will be buried at the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris next to his daughter Laurence, who died in 2016 after a lifelong battle with anorexia. The tomb is already engraved with his name. IMAGES

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Paris Gay Pride kicks off in Montparnasse | AFP

Thousands of people gather in Montparnasse in Paris for the traditional Gay Pride march. This year, the procession will travel to the Place de la République under a scorching sun. IMAGES

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Macron draws fire with career advice to job-seeker

Restaurateurs in Paris’s Montparnasse neighbourhood react to President Emmanuel Macron’s advice to a young job-seeker to simply start looking in high-demand sectors like restaurants or construction. In a video doing the rounds on social media, Macron suggests going to the Montparnasse neighbourhood, an area chock full of cafes and restaurants, assuring him he could find him a job “if (he) crossed the street.”