Annaick, who lives in Lyon, told the BBC her heart was with Socialist Party candidate Benoit Hamon, but she had voted for Mr Macron in the second round of the election and was relieved he had been elected:
«I’m very happy. My family and I will be staying in and having a celebratory meal,» she said.
Student Margot Cadic, from Paris, voted for Mr Macron in both stages of the election because she felt he represented her centrist and open values.
«I was a bit nervous during the day, but I’m relieved,» she said.
«I wish there had been a bigger gap between him and Marine Le Pen.
«The country would appear divided, but at least Macron had a large victory.
«Hopefully, he’ll be able to unite France.
«He understands that some people in France feel left out and misunderstood.
«He said he wants to represent them too.
«That will be difficult.
«Both left and right parties have to reconsider their position, and if they’d be willing to change their views to have a coalition with him.»
Thierry Guedj, a finance director in Bordeaux, voted for Francois Fillon in the first round and then Mr Macron in the second.
«I am pleased with the result,» he said.
«Emmanuel Macron was very presidential in his message of reconciliation and unity.
«I was surprised by the way he handled himself during his speech, and when confronted by Marine Le Pen in the recent TV debate.
«I’m feeling much more optimistic than at the start of the campaign.