Authorities have Brown and two others in custody after the report was filed on Monday.
According to the French edition of Closer magazine, a 24-year-old woman alleged she was raped at Brown's hotel suite on the night of 15 January.
Le Figaro newspaper had reported earlier that Brown, who has a history of violence, was in the French capital attending shows during men's fashion week.
A view shows the logo at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel where USA singer Chris Brown was staying in Paris.
'He is accused of a rape and is being held at the judicial police offices in the 1st arrondissement, ' said a prosecuting source.
Brown's publicists at Sony Music have not commented at this time, PA report.
She claims the group then went went to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel near the Concorde Plaza in central Paris.
The infamous assault against singer Rihanna, Brown's girlfriend at the time, saw the Barbados-born singer left with bruises and a split lip, after he attacked her in his auto.
In 2016, he was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon following a standoff with Los Angeles police, after a woman said he threatened her at his home.
He completed his probation in that case in 2015.