The long-awaited start of Euro 2016 was ushered in by an opening ceremony that featured dancing girls and a performance of the tournament's anthem, 'This One's For You', by David Guetta and Zara Larsson.
The French DJ and the 18-year-old Swede performed the centre piece of a brief but colourful ceremony, which also saw the French air force fly over the Stade de France, where the first match between the hosts and Romania was being staged.
The stadium itself was a sea of colour well before kick-off, as fans from both teams packed into the arena, which was the scene of France's greatest footballing triumph - the World Cup in 1998.
But despite the enthusiasm for the tournament, the opening ceremony prompted a mixed reaction from fans on Twitter, some of whom were distinctly unimpressed by what they saw.
Here's some of the most eye-catching reaction to the opening ceremony in the French capital:
On the flip side, some of the watching audience thought the opening ceremony was the perfect way to herald the start of the tournament, which is considered to be one of the most open in living memory.