Paris authorities began an operation early Friday to clear more than 3,000 migrants from a camp in the northeast of the French capital.
The operation to clear the sprawling tent encampment, near the Canal Saint-Martin under an overhead metro bridge in the Stalingrad district, was proceeding peacefully, an AFP journalist at the scene said.
Officials gathered several hundred male migrants shortly before 6.00 am (0500 GMT) behind a police line in a part of the camp housing Afghans. Buses were due to take them during the morning to accommodation centres around the greater Paris region of Ile-de-France.
The arrival of the first bus, before dawn, was greeted with cheers.
"I don't know where we are going," said Khalid, 28. "The important thing for me is to have my papers. I have been here in a tent for a month, it's good to leave."