Fresh from dispatching Croatia for World Cup glory in Moscow, France's heroes returned to Paris and basked in their success in front of thousands during an open top bus parade.
The players received a substantial police escort as fans flocked to the famous Champs-Elysees to show their support to their World Cup heroes as the country celebrated their first win since 1998.
well as the 500,000 fans who flocked to Paris, a number of the squad's
big names, including Benjamin Mendy, Samuel Umtiti and strikers Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann, documented the day of celebrations via their social media.
Samuel Umtiti and Kylian Mbappe were among a host of stars who documented the parade
The World Cup winners recorded their experience during Monday's open top bus parade
Lots of the players looked to capture the
once-in-a-lifetime moment through their phones with young defender
Presnel Kimpembe providing an insight into the sheer size of the police
escort behind the bus.
Dozens of police officers on motorbikes were joined by exciteable fans on two wheels as they tried to attract the attention of the players.
One fan held aloft a mask of 'Donatello' from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - the nickname commonly given to striker Mbappe by his team-mates.
A large-scale police escort followed the back off the bus but some fans caught up on bikes
Mendy's celebrations look to include members of staff including trainer Gregory Dupont (R)
But few characters were going to take centre stage from the ever charismatic Benjamin Mendy as he collared a number of the coaching staff, including boss Didier Deschamps, during his Instagram story.
Manchester City defender is bouncing around on top of the bus chanting
and thanking supporters while also trying to bring some energy to
coaching staff members such as trainer Gregory Dupont.
France romped to victory in Moscow and every squad member felt they played their part in the success, regardless of the minutes won on the pitch.
Substitute goalkeeper Alphonse Areola was all smiles as he lifted the trophy in front of a number of police officers with crowds kept at a distance from the players' bus.
Alphonse Areola did not get any match time during the World Cup but was ecstatic to win it
Defenders Benjamin Pavard and Rahpahel Varane sing 'Allez Les Bleus' in chorus with fans
Benjamin Pavard, who proved a revelation at right back for Deschamps' side in Russia, serenaded supporters along with defensive partner Raphael Varane with a version of 'Allex Les Bleus!'
became the key chant for French supporters and as players, aside from
Varane, wore white scarfs around their head, they were happy to join
supporters in singing the song.
was to be no expense spared for such a high profile occasion as the
players were driven down the famous Champs-Elysees towards the palace
where they would meet president Emmanuel Macron.
Planes flew overhead leaving stripes to create the national flag in the sky as supporters also lit flares as police tried to control the masses that turned out.
Half a million fans took the time to come out as Corentin Tolisso and Co showed the trophy off
National colours filled the sky as Kimpembe captured supporters setting off flares in the crowd