Every year in France, a number of women and children are killed by their own husbands, fathers or partners. Many more are abused or injured. Once threatening behaviour starts there is recourse before something more serious takes place. Help is usually in French, so if you are not comfortable with the language have a trusted French friend assist you.
Here's where women can get help:
81, rue de France - Bureau 312
Association "Touche pas à mon Corps"
27 Traverse de Barri
06560 Valbonne/Sophia Antipolis
Tel 04 93 00 35 72 / 06 62 32 62 50
Fédération Nationale Solidarité Femmes
32/34 rue des Envierges
Victim Information Service : 0810.09.86.09 (10h00-22h00 except Sundays)
Rape help Information, SOS Viols : 0800.05.95.95 (Mon-Fri 10h00-19h00).
Association de défense contre le harcèlement moral dans la famille : 01.45.04.74.51.
There is also a wealth of practical information at http://stop-violences-femmes.gouv.fr/