On Saturday, French authorities will close dozens of museums, tourism sites and shops, including the Eiffel Tower and Louvre.
According to Reuters, officials said that authorities are fearful a recurrence of last week’s violence in Paris.
“We cannot take the risk when we know the threat.”
Culture Minister Franck Riester
Riester claimed that far-right and far-left agitators were planning to hijack rallies by “yellow vest” protesters in Paris.
Protesters are calling on social media for “Act IV” - a fourth weekend of protest.
Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said 65,000 police would be drafted in to stop a repeat of last Saturday’s mayhem in Paris.