After defeating the resilient Croatians at the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday, the youthful French team were greeted with an unforgettable homecoming parade in an open-top bus down the Champs Élysées as hundreds of thousands of supporters wrapped in flags cheered them on.

The 4-2 win over Croatia has cemented France’s reemergence as a football superpower and brought the country together. The squad were driven down the packed avenue in Paris, smiling and waving and holding up the cup as the French air force staged a flypast amid plumes of red, white and blue.

Here are some moments of France’s celebration: