Runaway teacher Jeremy Forrest will return to the UK after he agreed to his extradition in court on Tuesday.
Forrest, 30, appeared before magistrates in Bordeaux, four days after he was arrested on suspicion of child abduction.
The married maths teacher from Ringmer, East Sussex, travelled to France with 15-year-old pupil Megan Stammers on September 20.
A European arrest warrant was issued after the pair failed to use return ferry tickets three days later.
Forrest, who appeared wearing a T-shirt, checked shirt and trousers, confirmed his name and nationality before agreeing to return to the UK.
Outside court, Forrest's British lawyer, Phil Smith, said: "Now that he has agreed to be extradited to the UK, we look forward to the full story emerging.
"He is very appreciative of the support of his family," said Mr Smith, and "concerned about the impact of this on all those concerned".
The court is expected to give his extradition the green light on Thursday.