A few dozen gathered today on the elegant Champs-Elysees, the scene of rioting and violence between demonstrators and riot police earlier this month.
Though the number of demonstrators was comparatively low than the previous week, the protest did play a havoc role in the city.
Turnout appeared to have dwindled early in the day on the seventh Saturday of demonstrations, including in Paris where disparate, small groups of people wearing high-visibility vests chanted "Macron, resign!" as they walked downtown.
Major stores, including some that were boarded up on recent weekends, opened their doors.
Other demonstrators converged west of the capital near the headquarters of 24-hour news channel BFM TV, where scuffles ensued; and several cars were set on fire outside the offices of the Parisien newspaper in the evening, though it was initially unclear who had torched them and whether it was directly linked to the protests. Police Teargas "yellow Vest" Protesters in Paris.
Protesters were also planning to gather in Toulouse, and several highway tolls and motorway slip-roads across France were blocked, operator Vinci said. There they are at least 2.4 million people - that corresponds to the scale of the protests a week ago in this city. The movement began on November 17 as a protest over fuel taxes and is named after the fluorescent protective gear French motorists must keep in their cars.
Paris officials said preparations would continue for a fireworks display and sound and light show on the Champs-Elysee, the epicentre of repeated violent action against the government, with the Arc de Triomphe ransacked on December 1.
The city council has said festivities, usually boxed in by a heavy police presence, would go ahead as planned. In his annual address a year ago, Macron predicted 2018 would be a year of "national cohesion", saying that irreconcilable divisions had undermined the country.