The inaugural Formula E Paris ePrix ran along the streets around the Hotel des Invalides.
Lucas di Grassi leads the way in the Paris ePrix.
The ABT Schaeffler driver took the lead at the first corner from pole sitter Sam Bird of DS Virgin Racing on the opening lap and never looked back.
Di Grassi's win moves the Brazilian 11 points clear in the Formula E drivers' championship.
Di Grassi prepares on the grid before Saturday's race.
The Esplanade des Invalides was transformed into the pit lane for Saturday's race.
The view from ground level in the pit lane.
Fans turned out in their thousands despite a chilly day in Paris.
Fans in the 'eVillage' got so sample some novel technologies, like this toy race track with cars controlled by the power of the mind -- the harder you concentrate, the faster the car goes!
There was also more traditional video simulators which proved popular with many of the 20,000-strong crowd.