Wearing all black and declining to remove his black mask, Salah Abdeslam was the last of the 14 defendants present in the custom-built courtroom to speak.
Nine gunmen and suicide bombers struck within minutes of each other at France’s national soccer stadium, the Bataclan concert hall and Paris restaurants and cafes on Nov. 13, 2015.
France will extend checks at borders with fellow Schengen members until April 30, citing the "persistent" terror threat to prolong controls in place since the November 2015 Paris attacks.
They identified him as Djaziri Adam Lotfi, who had been raised in the hardline Salafi Islamic ideology, and did not have a criminal record.
The main suspect in the Paris attacks said he was not ashamed in a letter to a woman who has been writing to him in prison.
French investigators have identified a Syria-based extremist of dual Belgian and Moroccan nationality who is thought to have plotted the attacks in Paris and Brussels.