France’s Olympic athletes pose with French President François Hollande (centre) and French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (at right) after being welcomed by Hollande at the Elysée Palace.

Hollande welcomes Team France Olympians at the Elysée presidential palace

The athletes arrived at Charles de Gaulle airport earlier on Tuesday, greeted by dozens of cheering fans.

France won 10 gold, 18 silver and 14 bronze medals in Rio, making this Olympics its most successful since the 2008 Beijing Games.

Later in the day the Olympians were received by President François Hollande at the Elysée Palace.