1. Various of French far right leader Marine Le Pen laying a wreath at a monument of France's nationalist icon Joan of Arc
2. Statue of Joan of Arc
3. SOUNDBITE (French) Marine Le Pen, French far right leader:
"We didn't know that Cannes had such a beautiful Joan of Arc. We are very happy to have been able to respect the tradition and pay homage to Joan of Arc here, whilst we had an invitation from the political party Europe of Nations and Freedom in Nice, where we are all going to attend our work."
4. Statue of Joan of Arc
5. Le Pen surrounded by journalists
6. SOUNDBITE (French) Marine Le Pen, French far right leader:
"Very clearly today, across Europe there's a powerful upswing of a revolt against the policies implemented by the European Union, economic policies, migration policies. This prison-like Europe, this Europe of conflicts that's only working with blackmail and threats. So, we are laying a first stone of a Europe of nations, a Europe that respects the nations' sovereignty and that respects the peoples' sovereignty."
7. Various of Le Pen surrounded by crowd
8. SOUNDBITE (French) Marine Le Pen, French far right leader:
"I'm sorry to say this but when you see Nice, undeniably Nice is suffering from very strong pressure from migration that has partly changed the face of the city in the last 10 years. It's happening in Nice, and that's also the case in many other cities across France and many other cities across Europe. What is interesting this afternoon is that we are going see representatives of various European peoples who are going to explain that the difficulties that we are facing, they are facing them too, and that the European Union plays an essential role."
French far right leader Marine Le Pen is joining other anti-immigration populist leaders from around Europe for a May Day gathering aimed at energizing their campaigns for next year's European Parliament elections.
Le Pen laid a wreath Tuesday at a monument of France's nationalist icon Joan of Arc in Cannes before heading to nearby Nice where she will meet with other senior figures of the European far-right including Geert Wilders from the Dutch Party for Freedom and Tomio Okamura, a prominent Czech nationalist.
Le Pen used Nice - a French Riviera hub that boasts a diverse population - to forward her anti-immigration stance, saying it has "suffered from very strong pressure from migration that has partly changed the face" of the city.