Victory parade: When do France’s World Cup heroes arrive in Paris?

Victory parade: When do France's World Cup heroes arrive in Paris?
France's victorious 1998 World Cup winning team parade in an open top bus down the Champs Elysees. Photo: AFP
France’s triumphant World Cup team will land in Paris on Monday and parade the World Cup trophy through the packed streets of the French capital.
If you want to join in the celebrations as France’s victorious team returns home from Moscow with the trophy under their arm, here’s what you need to know about the victory parade. 
Once the players have landed at Roissy Airport at around 15h55 local Paris time, they will be taken directly to the Champs-Elysees Avenue on an open top double-decker bus.
The parade – which will see the team proudly display the World Cup trophy to hundreds of thousands of fans – is set to begin at around 17.30 and end at 18.30. 
If you're planning to reach Paris city centre by Metro, be aware that nine stops on seven lines will be closed from midday until after the celebrations have ended. 
These are: 
Line 1: Argentina, Tuileries, George V, Charles de Gaulle Etoile, Champs-Elysees Clemenceau, Franklin D.Roosevelt and Concorde.
Line 2: Charles de Gaulle Etoile.
Line 6: Charles de Gaulle Etoile and Kléber.
Line 8: Concorde.
Line 9: Miromesnil and Franklin D.Roosevelt.
Line 12: Concorde.
Line 13: Miromesnil and Champs Elysees Clemenceau.
RER A: Charles de Gaulle Etoile.
(France's victorious 1998 World Cup winning team parade in an open top bus down the Champs Elysees. AFP)
“Nearly 2,000 people will be mobilized to secure the event at the Champs-Elysees,” police sources have said. 
City authorities want to be prepared for any eventualities and are preparing a special course of action to ensure the general security of the event and avoid the looting and vandalism seen on the Sunday night following France’s 4-2 victory over Croatia. 
After their parade, les Bleus and their families will be received by President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace at 6.45 pm. After meeting the players and the families in private for a short time Macron will then invite the squad out into the garden of the Elysées Palace for a reception, where no doubt spirits will be high.
Some 4,000 guests are expected to be in attendance. After the Elysée reception the players will spend their last night together at the luxury Crillon hotel before leaving on their own holidays. 
Macron revelled in Sunday night's triumph as these images show and one particular photo of him punching the air in delight in the seated VIP section went viral in France.
'Merci, you did it': Macron revels in France's World Cup triumph

Macron was on the pitch to greet and hug the French players and also went into the dressing room after the game to celebrate with the players and commend them on their success of winning France's second World Cup.

Macron was captured giving a speech to the victorious players during which he said: “I told you and the coach to bring back the second star. You did it ! You made us dream, you played wonderful football, you made 60 million French people and kids everywhere dream and you'll see tomorrow when you go back home. I wanted to tell you the children, a big thank you to you, to the whole team. “


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