Celine Dion touched by fans support as she arrives in France ahead of sold-out European shows

Celine Dion has left the glittering lights of Las Vegas behind to take her live show across the pond to Europe. Earlier this week, the mother of three touched down in France ahead of her sold-out shows in Paris and Antwerp, Belgium. When Celine arrived at her hotel, she was met by dozens of excited fans who have been patiently waiting to see the singer back in Paris. The 48-year-old, who looked visibly touched by their warm welcome, stopped to sign autographs and pose for selfies.

TAP FOR GALLERY Celine looked touched by the warm welcome she received in Paris.

Celine has returned to France for the first time since the death of her beloved husband René Angélil in January. The Canadian songstress will kick off her summer tour in Belgium on Jun. 20 before performing 11 sold-out shows in Paris. She'll then return home to Montreal on Jul. 31 for ten shows before finishing off the tour with four shows in Quebec City.

Her three sons René-Charles, 15, and five-year-old twins Eddy and Nelson have joined their mother on her travels.

The last time Celine took her show on the road was in 2013 when she performed nine shows in Europe. Her last major tour, Taking Chances, delighted fans around the world in 2008-2009.

The Candian singer looke chic in a black ensemble as she greeted fans.

In addition to her tour, Celine is putting the finishing touches on her upcoming French-language album, which is set to debut in August. Last month, the singer released the compilation's first single "Encore un soir."

Fans gathered outside of Celine's hotel to catch a glimpse of the singer.

It has also been announced that Celine is developing her own lifestyle brand. "Launching a lifestyle brand was just a natural extension for Celine at this point in her career, particularly because it’s all from her point of view,” CEO of Epic Rights Dell Furano told Billboardabout his company's collaboration with the singer. The all-encompassing lifestyle brand will include home goods, beauty and travel products, and active wear.

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