The value of French stocks in 2018 has fallen to the lowest level in more than 20 years.
The benchmark Euro Stoxx 600 Index (GSX) fell 1.9% on Friday after dropping to an all-time low of 6,973.90 points on Tuesday.
Despite the decline in the market value of shares, France is still the fourth most valuable economy in the world, according to Bloomberg data.
The euro has lost over half of its value since the start of the year, losing a quarter of its purchasing power in just three months.
France is the third most indebted nation in the euro zone, with an outstanding public debt of more than 160% of gross domestic product (GDP) and a public debt ratio of close to 90%.