Emmanuel Macron has narrowly missed being pelted with what appeared to be a small bag of cherry tomatoes while walking through a Parisian crowd at a market. 

About six of the small fruits contained in what looked like a blue plastic bag flew over the head of the newly elected French President and bounced off the arms of two men beside him, according to broadcaster BFM-TV’s video.

Macron himself seemed oblivious of the near-miss until someone in the crowd shouted “projectile” and bodyguards raised arms over the president’s head to cover him.

Someone then took out a black umbrella to shield Macron, and his security detail led him to cover under a nearby market stall parasol.

The president sheltered there for a few moments until things calmed down.

Macron, ostensibly unharmed and unperturbed, then happily continued his walkabout in Cergy-Pontoise, mingling and talking to people at the market.

He told reporters he visited the working-class neighbourhood as part of his previously stated pledge to unite France after the bruising presidential campaign.

The 44-year-old comfortably beat far-right rival Marine Le Pen in the election run-off on Sunday.