He's the new kid on le bloque - but how much do you know about the 24th French President? Like the rest of us, we're assuming: very little.
So win friends and influence French people with our handy guide to 10
completely untrue amazing facts you never knew about Monsieur Francois Hollande:
He was born Frank Holland in Bromley, Kent.
He gained French citizenship after being left behind on a school exchange trip to Rouen.
He knows all the words to <em>Joe Le Taxi</em>, and has been known to perform it at karaoke nights.
At 4'5", he is the shortest French President since Nicolas Sarkozy.
He is also the first French President since Nicolas Sarkozy.
Before politics, he pursued a career in acting - and at one point, was in the running for the Gerard Depardieu role in <em>Green Card</em>.
His cites his heroes as Francois Mitterand, Karl Marx and Pepé Le Pew.
His favourite flower is the rose.
No, really. He flipping loves them.
He remains unmarried to his partner Valerie Trierweiler because an ancient curse means that if he ever ties the knot, he will turn into a frog.
He is sometimes referred to as 'the French Ben Elton'.