Those killed - the toll has now crossed 150 including women and children - belonged to an ethnic group called Fulani. The gunmen were reportedly dressed in traditional hunting gear of the Dogon, a group that has been involved in ethnic conflict with the Fulani.
Emmanuel Macron gave no precise details. Algeria brokered a peace deal between various Mali factions in 2015 and heads the follow-up committee. The agreement has yet to be fully implemented and the security situation in the former French colony has worsened.
Security forces, in Malian capital Bamako, were battling the attackers at the Kangaba resort after the assault, with nearby residents reporting hearing shots while smoke billowed into the air, with at least one building ablaze.