PARIS, JAN. 8 -- Prime Minister Jacques Chirac bluntly urged visiting East German leader Erich Honecker today to tear down the Berlin Wall because it "clashes with the sentiments of all Frenchmen."

Chirac's straightforward condemnation of the wall marked the second time in as many days that Honecker has heard a top French leader voice open opposition to East German policies and proposals.

The East German chief of state and communist party leader arrived yesterday on his first visit to one of the three western powers -- France, Britain and the United States -- that, along with the Soviet Union, have occupied Berlin since the end of World War II. Although his visit marked a step forward in East Germany's contacts with the West, Honecker has heard unusually frank criticism of his country in a capital ordinarily noted for diplomatic finesse.

Appeals for destruction of the wall appear to have become the price that Honecker must pay for visits to western capitals. In September, during his trip to West Germany -- the first to that country by an East German head of state -- Honecker was told by Chancellor Helmut Kohl that Germans "suffer because of a wall that literally is in their way and repels them."

President Francois Mitterrand, in a banquet here last night, rejected Honecker's recent suggestions that East and West Germany take steps leading to removal of all nuclear weapons from their soil. Nuclear weapons have guaranteed peace in Europe for the past 40 years, he said. "Who today is able to propose an alternative solution offering the same guarantees?" he asked.

Honecker proposed in a New Year's address that all nuclear weapons be removed from both Germanys. In a Dec. 16 letter to Kohl published this week, he also suggested that West Germany forgo modernization of short-range missiles on its territory.

Mitterrand's dismissal of these ideas fit into an oft-repeated French policy that proposals for denuclearization of Europe represent a danger to the continent's security.

With Honecker at his side, Mitterrand also made a pointed appeal for increased individual liberties as a way of fostering confidence and peace in Europe, and obliquely criticized the Berlin Wall.

"That which we expect in all European countries is constant progress concerning free movement, multiplication of contacts, free debate of ideas," he said. "What a paradox it would be if, at a time when . . .exchanges of material goods and merchandise grow, anachronistic barriers to circulation of people and ideas were not also dismantled."

Honecker's spokesman, Wolfgang Mayer, told reporters afterward that the East German leader's talks with Mitterrand were "constructive and frank."

Chirac, who hosted a lunch for Honecker today, was more explicit in his call for bringing down the wall. Welcoming the East German leader to Matignon Palace, the prime minister's residence, Chirac expressed a desire to see the wall dismantled "as were the useless and derisory walls of fortified cities of old."

"Destruction of the wall that separates Berlin in an inhuman way must constitute an essential step in {European} confidence," he said.

"We do not want a Europe with barbed wire sticking out," he added. "We do not want a walled-up Europe."

French officials told reporters that, during private talks with the East German leader, Chirac also expressed his desire to see the Berlin Wall torn down. Honecker did not refer to the issue publicly, and his spokesman said he did not bring it up during his conversations with Chirac.