Paris( CNN) US President Donald Trump arrived in Europe for the second time in a week, a journey mean as a pomp-filled gala of transatlantic ties at a time of nervousnes on both continents.

Air Force One landed at Paris Orly airport, south of the city center, early Thursday morning. From there, Trump's took sessions at the American ambassador's residence before being greeted in a formal welcoming ceremony by his host, French President Emmanuel Macron.

He was treated to a grand display of French splendour in the courtyard of Les Invalides military complex: a brass band to play the national anthem, a full review of troops, a warm handshake from Macron, France's charismatic new leader and a European double kiss from Macron's wife Brigitte.