French anti-terror judges have charged a woman over a failed attack near Paris's Notre Dame cathedral, where a car containing gas canisters was found last weekend.

The woman, named as 29-year-old Ornella G, was remanded in custody after being charged with association with a terrorist group and attempted murder by an organised group, prosecutors said.

She had been known to security services for planning to head to Syria.

Ornella G was arrested in southern France on Tuesday with her boyfriend, who has since been released. 

According to investigators, her fingerprints were found in the Peugeot car that was discovered abandoned last Sunday a few hundred metres from Notre Dame with five gas cylinders and three bottles of diesel fuel inside.