Denmark's prime minister has paid tribute to victims of the Paris attacks during a visit to the French capital days before the anniversary.

Lars Loekke Rasmussen laid flowers Thursday at the main monument in Place de la Republique, after meeting with French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace.

Loekke Rasmussen also visited the Paris police department's crisis center used to ensure fast intervention in case of security incidents.

He said he wanted "to get an impression of how the French authorities work with counterterrorism because that's also a challenge in Denmark" and to increase bilateral cooperation in that field.

Since the Nov. 13 attacks that killed 130 people, France has maintained a high security threat level across the country.