Comings and goings at Matignon after French PM resigns | AFP

There have been numerous comings and goings at the entrance of the Hôtel Matignon in Paris this morning, as Edouard Philippe tendered his resignation and a new Prime Minister is set to be appointed later today, to embody a “new path”, according to the Elysée Palace. IMAGES

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French PM Philippe meets with citizens’ climate collective at Elysee Palace | AFP

French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe arrives at the Élysée Palace to speak with president Emmanuel Macron after his local election victory at Le Havre on Sunday. Philippe takes members of the Citizens’ Convention for the Climate in to the Palace for talks with Macron. The work of the Convention has resulted in nearly 150 proposals, to which Macron is expected to offer initial solutions or counter-proposals. IMAGES

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France’s Macron holds videoconference with Russian president Putin | AFP

At the Elysée Palace, French President Emmanuel Macron talks to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin by videoconference. They discuss the military parade celebrating the 1945 victory which has just taken place in Moscow, the “strategic dialogue” engaged between their two countries, as well as current crises, such as Libya or Syria. IMAGES

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Macron welcomes trade unions, experts for post-crisis employment talks | AFP

Three weeks after the launch of a consultation to “save jobs”, French president Emmanuel Macron again welcomes trade union leaders, ministers and the boss of France’s national businesses collective (MEDEF, Eds.) to the Elysée Palace for talks, notably on the new long-term partial-unemployment scheme. IMAGES

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Emmanuel Macron denounces Turkey’s “dangerous game” in Libya | AFP

“Turkey is playing a dangerous game in Libya,” French President Emmanuel Macron says at a press conference with his Tunisian counterpart Kais Saied at the Elysée Palace. SOUNDBITE

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French President Macron hosts Spanish King Felipe VI at the Elysée Palace | AFP

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte welcome Spanish King Felipe VI and his wife, Queen Letizia for lunch at the Elysée Palace. IMAGES

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Macron hosts Brexit negotiator Barnier in Paris | AFP

French president Emmanuel Macron hosts Michel Barnier, the Brexit negotiator for the European Union, at the Elysée Palace to discuss the upcoming negotiations on the EU-London relationship post-Brexit. IMAGES

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French President Emmanuel Macron holds talks with IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva | AFP

French President Emmanuel Macron holds talks with newly appointed International Monetary Fund managing director Kristalina Georgieva at the Elysee Palace. IMAGES

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Emmanuel Macron welcomes Charles Michel, President of the European Council | AFP

French President Emmanuel Macron greets Charles Michel, the new President of the European Council, at the Elysée Palace, before the European summit on Thursday and Friday. IMAGES

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Putin, Zelensky in first-ever meeting at Paris summit | AFP

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky have met for the first time ever at a summit in Paris seen as a critical opportunity to take steps to end five years of conflict in eastern Ukraine. Putin and Zelensky sat down at a table with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the start of a four-way meeting at the Elysee Palace. IMAGES

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Merkel and Zelensky arrive at Elysee Palace for landmark Paris summit on Ukraine | AFP

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky arrive at the Elysée Palace in Paris for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The summit is being seen as a critical opportunity to take steps to end five years of conflict in the east of Ukraine. No comprehensive peace deal is expected from the afternoon meeting — mediated by Macron and Merkel — but diplomats hope the exercise will help to bolster trust between Zelensky and Putin. IMAGES

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France’s Macron meets with NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg in Paris | AFP

French President Emmanuel Macron meets with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the Elysée Palace in Paris, to settle divergences, after Macron said the alliance was suffering “brain death”, a charge that has set the stage for a testy NATO summit next week. IMAGES

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Emmanuel Macron hosts Danish PM Mette Frederiksen | AFP

French president Emmanuel Macron welcomes Danish PM Mette Frederiksen to the Elysee Palace. IMAGES

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Tennis: Macron greets Fed Cup winners | AFP

The French tennis players who won the Fed Cup against Australia on Sunday, in Perth, are welcomed by Emmanuel Macron at the Elysée Palace. It is France’s first Fed Cup title since 2003. IMAGES

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Macron meets EU Council President Donald Tusk ahead of key summit | AFP

French President Emmanuel Macron meets EU Council President Donald Tusk for lunch at the Elysee Palace ahead of a key European summit on Thursday and Friday. IMAGES

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Chirac “very French” but “tried to bring people together”, says Clinton | AFP

Former French president Jacques Chirac was “very French” in his ways but, as a politician, tried to “bring people together”, American Bill Clinton, the former president of the United States, said at the Elysee Palace on Monday. Clinton was one of several dignitaries to visit the Elysee on the fringes of the funeral ceremony held for Chirac, who died Thursday at the age of 86. SOUNDBITE

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Macron welcomes world dignitaries on fringes of Chirac funeral | AFP

Former president of the United States, Bill Clinton, is among the dignitaries to visit French president Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace, as world leaders came to Paris to pay their final respects to former French president Jacques Chirac, who died Thursday at the age of 86. IMAGES

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French queue at Elysee Palace to pay tribute to Chirac (2) | AFP Images

French people line up at the presidential palace to pay their respects to former head of state Jacques Chirac, a giant of politics for three decades whose death sparked tributes to a complex but hugely charismatic leader. IMAGES

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France’s Elysee Palace | AFP Animé

Videographic on the Elysee Palace in Paris. French people lined up at the presidential palace to pay their respects to former head of state Jacques Chirac on Friday, a giant of politics for three decades whose death sparked tributes to a complex but hugely charismatic leader.VIDEOGRAPHIC

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French queue at Elysee Palace to pay tribute to Chirac | AFP

French people line up at the Elysee presidential palace to pay their respects to former head of state Jacques Chirac. IMAGES

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Macron meets Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel | AFP

French President Emmanuel Macron receives Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel at the Elysee Palace. IMAGES

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France’s Macron meets Malian Prime Minister Boubou Cissé | AFP

French President Emmanuel Macron meets with Malian Prime Minister Boubou Cissé at the Elysée Palace in Paris, as 4,500 French troops continue to be stationed in the African country as part of French military operation Barkhane. IMAGES

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Macron hosts international climate summit at Elysée Palace | AFP

Representatives of sovereign wealth funds and asset managers arrive at the Elysée Palace for an international climate meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. IMAGES

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Macron meets Ukrainian counterpart Poroshenko

French President Emmanuel Macron meets with Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko at the Elysee Palace in Paris, hours after meeting Ukrainian comedian and opposition candidate Volodymyr Zelensky, with both seeking international backing nine days before the run-off in a high-stakes vote. IMAGES