An ordinary Friday night in cool Paris turned into a bloodbath when terrorists executed a series of attacks in different spots in the city. Around 1 people were killed. More than 200 were injured in the attacks, in the worst such violence in France's history.
The assailants struck at least six very different venues, ranging from the national sports stadium to a pizzeria. The overall toll was expected to rise.
In a televised speech declaring Emergency on Saturday morning, the French president said, "Terrorist attacks of an unprecedented level are underway across the Paris region." He added, "It's a horror."
Bataclan concert hall
A full house of 1,500 people were packed into the popular venue in eastern Paris for a concert by the US band Eagles of Death Metal.
About an hour after the band took to the stage, the whole concert hall was turned into "a bloodbath" according to a French radio reporter at the scene.
Black-clad gunmen wielding AK-47s stormed into the hall and fired calmly and methodically at hundreds of screaming concert-goers.Four assailants were killed after police stormed in -- three by activating their suicide vests and a fourth shot dead -- but not before they had mown down some 100 people.
Stade de France
Three loud explosions were heard outside France's national stadium during the first half of a friendly international football match between France and Germany.
At least five people died outside the glittering venue which staged the 1998 World Cup final with several others seriously hurt.
One of the explosions was near a McDonald's restaurant on the fringes of the stadium.
At least one of the two explosions in rue Jules-Rimet was a suicide bomb attack.
French President Francois Hollande, who was watching the game, was immediately evacuated.
Eventually, France won the match and the stadium emptied in a relatively calm atmosphere.
Rue de Charonne
A little further east on Rue de Charonne 18 people were killed, with one witness saying a Japanese restaurant was the main target.
Le Carillon, a bar-cafe, and the nearby Cambodian restaurant Le Petit Cambodge were apparently both targeted with gunfire, killing around 14 people and leaving several gravely injured, according to the prosecutor.
They are at the junction of Rue Bichat and Rue Alibert
Witnesses described sounds like fireworks, before they realized the gravity of the situation and tried to find a place to hide, or flee.
Rue de la Fontaine au Roi
A few hundred metres (yards) from the Bataclan, the terrace of the Casa Nostra pizzeria was targeted.
Five people were killed by attackers wielding automatic rifles, according to witness Mathieu, 35.
"There were at least five dead around me, others in the road, there was blood everywhere. I was very lucky."
A judicial source said one of the attackers exploded his suicide vest on the Boulevard Voltaire, near the Bataclan. It is not yet known if there were any injuries from the explosion.