Inauguration of new President of the Republic, General Charles de Gaulle in Paris.
Titles read: "PARIS - DE GAULLE MOVES IN".
Various shots of new President of the Republic, General Charles de Gaulle, being inaugurated at the Elysee Palace.
He walks along a red carpet - C/U of press photographer - and up the steps of the Palace then shakes hands with retiring President Rene Coty. De Gaulle and Coty walk into a room together. General Catroux places the Gold Collar of the Legion of Honour around de Gaulle's neck, then kisses him on both cheeks.
Coty makes speech (natural sound) in French. De Gaulle listens beside him. Diplomats watch. De Gaulle makes a speech, ending with the words "Vive la communaute! Vive la republique! Vive la France!". He then shakes hands with Coty and diplomats.