A HUGE fire has broken out in central Paris near the Accor Hotel in the heart of the city.
Dramatic images from the scene showed thick, black smoke billowing over the hotel, in Issy-les-Moulineaux.
Around 3,000 people are believed to have been evacuated from the area, according to Le Parisien.
It is currently unclear how the fire started. There are yet to be any injuries reported.
SMOKE: The blaze could be seen for miles around the city
The fire is believed to have originated from an EDF power source behind the tower block.