France bounced back from their Olympic final disappointment last August in Rio by beating Norway to win the Handball World championship for a second consecutive time.
The French, who were also tournament hosts, sent the Bercy crowd in Paris into wild jubilation when they came from behind for a 33-26 victory.
The result left Les Bleus with a record-extending sixth world title and fourth from the past five editions.
The hosts trailed for much of the first half but they raced away with the final in the second for their 11th major title.
They have also won the European crown three times and the Olympic title twice.
The dominant French have now won eight of the 10 major championships since 2008.