After overcoming a determined Croatia to win 4-2 in Sunday's final in Russian Federation, the team came back to euphoric crowds in Paris hoping to catch a glimpse of the players that have captured the nation's imagination.
The French national team celebrated with over a million people in Paris as they took their new trophy for a victory tour through the streets of Paris.
The first came back in 1998 - Didier Deschamps, who is now the head coach, was a squad player at the time.
Almost 3,000 people have been invited to the reception, including 1,000 youths from football clubs around the country such as Bondy, the Paris suburb where 19-year-old wunderkind Kylian Mbappe got his start.
French President Emmanuel Macron accompanies a guest after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, July 17, 2018. Kylian Mbappe, the 19-year-old French phenom, has announced his World Cup proceeds are going to charity. The Victor Hugo station is now Victor Hugo Lloris, after France's standout goalie and team captain. A highly skilful player, Mbappe is also known for his excellent dribbling ability.
Being the youngest French player to score at a World Cup, his high level of maturity and human side definitely dodges his age by a long margin.
"We've had lots of problems in France these past years", he said, recalling deadly terror attacks. On Monday morning, the after-effects of Sunday night's frenetic revelry were still visible.
Jets saluted the players and the coach overhead, trailing smoke in French red, white and blue.
Fans partied across France overnight, but celebrations in some cities were marred by violence. Broken shop windows, pillage and other destruction lined a section of the Champs-Elysees, the postgame site for revelers.