The most recent case is that of Caroline Dickinson, the 13-year-old schoolgirl who was raped and murdered at a youth hostel in Pleine Fougeres, Brittany in 1996.
Nine years ago, Joanna Parrish, a modern-languages student from Leeds, was raped and strangled close to the ancient town of Auxerre in Burgundy.
Other cases include:
n The Brodericks, a couple shot dead near St-Tropez in the 1970s
n Robert Hicks, stabbed in Cateloup les Vignes
n Carol Reeves, battered to death in St-Tropez
n The Mosses, a couple shot in Cannes
n John Calmann, a hiker stabbed in Normandy
n Michael Dins, strangled on a Marseilles train in 1980
n John Graham, who drowned in the Seine in 1983
n Niall Campbell, who died off the coast of Brest in the same year
n Samantha Ward, killed picking flowers in Angers in 1984
n In 1990, Alison Dutton was stabbed 17 times in Cherbourg
n In 1991, Bernadette and Leslie Chorlton were strangled in a forest
n In 1992, Malcolm Olson was strangled in a Paris hotel
n In 1993, Anthony Howe was found dead on a Paris building site
n In 1994, Patricia Green was shot at her home near Cannes.