Smoke alarms in France are compulsory in buildings that welcome public (hotels for example) but they will only be compulsory in 2015 for private houses.
Why wait so long?
When you think 10 000 people are injured and 800 people die each year in France in a fire... They could easily be saved.
Smoke alarms can be purchased from DIY shops or supermarkets in France.
They are about 10 euros each. Quite cheap when you think they can save your life...