France's First Lady Carla Bruni gave birth to a baby girl on Wednesday with French media reporting that the baby was born around 8 p.m. local time at a hospital in Paris.
Earlier in the day - French President Nicolas Sarkozy had visited his wife - a singer and former model - before traveling to Germany to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Union officials.
Late Wednesday, he was on his way back to France after talks to try to find a plan to stem the euro zone debt crisis.
Sarkozy has three children from his two previous marriages and the Italian born Bruni has a son from a former relationship.
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