Teacher Jeremy Forrest has arrived in court charged with child abduction over his disappearance with a 15-year-old girl.
The 30-year-old was at Eastbourne Magistrates' Court after he returned to the UK on Wednesday.
The married amateur musician, from Ringmer in East Sussex, had left the UK with the teenager on September 20, sparking a Europe-wide search and prompting public appeals from both sets of families.
They were eventually found in Bordeaux, and Forrest was arrested on suspicion of child abduction following the issuing of a European Arrest Warrant.
Forrest appeared before magistrates in the French city last week and his solicitor Phil Smith has said his client looks forward to the "full story" emerging in the coming months.
The girl has been reunited with her family.
She was reported missing when she failed to turn up for school, before it emerged she had travelled to France with Forrest.
The pair were spotted on CCTV cameras on a cross-Channel ferry from Dover to Calais and later tracked to Bordeaux, where they were recognised by a member of the public who had seen television coverage of the case.