French President Nicolas Sarkozy took a stroll through the Egypt's spectacular Valley of the Kings on Wednesday, hand in hand with his new girlfriend ex-supermodel Carla Bruni.
The couple giggled and whispered together like a pair of teenage sweethearts as they toured the tombs of the pharaohs near the city of Luxor surrounded by paparazzi.
Italian-born Bruni, 39, was dressed in black trousers and top and wore one of Sarkozy's white shirts bearing his initials on the breast pocket, while he opted for a pair of jeans and green patterned shirt.
Recently divorced Sarkozy flew into Egypt yesterday where he will relax for a few days ahead of an official visit on December 30.
Flanked by bodyguards, the pair smiled and waved to onlookers and took time to chat to some local Egyptians.
Sarkozy will be staying in a 1,100 dollar a night suite in the Victorian elegance of the Old Winter Palace on the east bank of the Nile.