Some 1,331 gay marriages took place in the French capital in 2014, making up 13.5 percent of the total number of weddings last year according to figures from city authorities.

Since the law was passed 18 months ago, some 2,365 gay couples have tied the knot in Paris, just over 14 percent of the total. It marks the second year that same-sex weddings have been legal in France, after Socialist President Francois Hollande passed the reform in May 2013.

France’s INSEE national statistics office is due to publish nationwide same-sex marriage figures next week, but its 2013 figure shows the rest of the country lagging far behind the capital at just 3 percent of the total.

In Paris, the vast majority of gay marriages (72 percent) took place in districts (arrondissements) with Socialist mayors, and around a third were celebrated in the 4th arrondissement, home to the historic and gay-friendly Marais district.

Former President Nicolas Sarkozy has pledged to repeal the same-sex marriage law, and was recently re-elected to lead the centre-right UMP party.

Mr Sarkozy told a crowd in October that the law “should be rewritten from the ground up”, before adding: “If you prefer that I say repeal the law… it comes down to the same thing.”