Barely hours after conceding defeat to Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential elections, Marine Le Pen danced the night away, social media videos have revealed.

The 48-year-old far right National Front candidate was seen showing off her dancing and singing skills at her party headquarters in Paris.

Le Pen had only hours before called Macron to congratulate him on his victory after exit polls indicated that he had received 66% of the votes.

Le Pen said: "I congratulate him on his election because I have the best interests of the country at heart. I wish him success.

"I would like to thank the 11 million French people who gave me their voice and their confidence. I want to thank the activists who have supported and accompanied me throughout this campaign.

"I will be at the head of this fight to gather together all of those who choose France first."

She also vowed to "begin the transformation of our movement to create a new political force".

"I am calling all patriots to join and participate in the decisive political battle that begins tonight. More than ever in the coming months France will need you."

Le Pen may have lost the presidential race but she and Macron made history by breaking the traditional left-right mould and moving to the second stage of the presidential elections by shaking off the Socialists and the Conservatives. Le Pen gained more than a third of the votes cast, double that achieved by her father Jean-Marie Le Pen in 2007.

Her result a record performance for the National Front, which championed anti-immigrant and anti-EU policies although she has attempted to soften slightly her father's outright racism.

With nearly all the votes counted, Macron took in 66% of the votes against Le Pen's 34%