PARIS, Oct 27 (Reuters) - The area around the Arc de Triomphe in central Paris has been evacuated following a bomb alert, a police spokesman told Reuters on Tuesday.
He said subway lines in the area were also being evacuated.
France is on high alert following the beheading of a teacher earlier this month by an 18-year old Muslim man angry about the use of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a civics lesson.
There have been several false bomb alerts, most recently in the Lyon railway station last week and at the Eifel Tower a month ago.
(Reporting by Geert De Clercq; Editing by Catherine Evans)