Officers in France have raided an illegal migrant camp which sprang up in Paris and has grown in size following the closure of the Calais Jungle. Another said the process had gone ahead without incident.
"The Jules Ferry women's shelter known by all as Salam is now empty", they said.
Europe has been experiencing the biggest migrant crisis since World War II, with hundreds of thousands fleeing desperate situations in Africa and the Middle East for better, and seemingly safer opportunities in Europe.
The operation to shift the camp's population of between 2,000 and 3,000 people to reception centres across the capital began at 6 a.m., Efe news reported.
France and Britain are at loggerheads over who should take care of the young people relocated from the "Jungle". Many dream of reaching Britain, tantalisingly close to Calais across the Channel.
France's Socialist government has been torn, ahead of next year's presidential election, between the rise of the anti-immigrant National Front and demands that refugees be treated humanely.
British officials have said they believe the Touquet agreement works and should not be changed.
The regional administration said 3,852 people were taken to 78 temporary centres.
The operation to shut the sprawling tent encampment, near the Canal Saint-Martin under an overhead metro bridge in the Stalingrad district, was proceeding peacefully.
Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo has announced the city's first government refugee camp, which will have an initial capacity for 400 men.
Bruno Morel, director of the Emmaus Solidarite charity that has been helping migrants said: "Things are going smoothly so far".
Some had given up on their plans to get to Calais, after police cleared the sprawling migrant camp in the French coastal town, where close to 10,000 migrants hoping to reach the United Kingdom had become bottled up. She is urging Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve to take swift action.
The authorities have dismantled the camp three times already this year, and shortly thereafter new migrants arrive to settle.