Paris Saint-Germain forward Mbappe - aged 19 years and 183 days - underlined his rich talent and became France's youngest scorer at a World Cup when he poked home in the first half.
Australia, trailing unbeaten Denmark - now second in Group C - by three points will need to beat Peru on June 26 if they are to have any chance of progressing, but following the South Americans' display against France that will be no easy feat.
France's forward Kylian Mbappe (second right) celebrates his goal with teammates during their Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group C match against Peru at the Ekaterinburg Arena in Ekaterinburg on June 21, 2018.
"I've always said that the World Cup is a dream for any player", said Mbappe, who was born a few months after France won the 1998 title.
But the best opportunity of the first half fell to Peru's returning record goalscorer Paolo Guerrero, who cannily ran across goal but shot directly at Hugo Lloris from eight yards.
Peru coach Ricardo Gareca said: "We thank the Peruvian fans so much for the great support in Russian Federation".
"After Peru lost their opening game to Denmark 1-0, they needed a least a point against France to stay in contention following a 36-year absence from the tournament".
Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is making his 100th global appearance.
However, France had the first real chances.
Chances were flowing for France, Raphael Varane missing with a header before Gallese saved with his legs to deny Griezmann after Giroud found his strike partner with a headed pass.
Champagne football is what the footballing world is accustomed to when watching France but in the second half, they were forced to defend and they did so superbly.
After a slow start to the game, France began to impose themselves.
France are unbeaten in their last eight World Cup fixtures against CONMEBOL opposition (W4 D4).
Opponents Peru have been one of the most entertaining teams to watch at the World Cup so far: they play with energy, zest, intent, national pride and a healthy dollop of skill, which is what Ricardo Gareca wants.
Deschamps, a World Cup victor as a player in 1998, has an impressive selection of forwards to choose from and could give Olivier Giroud a start.
Substitute Ousmane Dembele should perhaps have done better when he fired wide of the right post from 17 yards out in the 82nd minute, while Peru's final hope saw Guerrero hit a tame free-kick straight at Lloris from 30 yards out with two minutes remaining.
Talking to the press ahead of the Group C game in Yekaterinburg, the most eastern city at this World Cup, Varane leapt to the defense of Mbappé, who faded after a strong start against Australia.
Frank Lebouef feels France "played like a small team" in the second half against Peru, and doesn't hold back in his opinion of Paul Pogba as a leader.
This was insufficient in the end, and France's experience and class were clearly visible as they absorbed the numerous waves of pressure that Peru posed.
The phrase "step by step" was deliberate, showing that China supported Kim's own proposed pace of denuclearization . President Trump is condemning the mainstream media for the negative coverage of the joint summit with North Korea.
Department of Justice immediately end its new "zero tolerance" immigration policy which separates children from their parents. The group said in a June 18 statement that Sessions violated Paragraph 2702.3 of the Denominations' Book of Discipline.
The Trump administration has announced plans to target products from China including machinery, electrical goods and vehicles. Mr Trump has threatened to put tariffs on an extra $200bn (£141bn) of Chinese goods , sparking fears of a trade war.
Oil prices surged almost 75 percent, touching $80 a barrel, after OPEC and allies agreed to cut production in late 2016. Oil demand has been rising faster than expected, pushing prices higher despite a big increase in US oil output.
Colombia meet Japan before Poland face Senegal and all four sides will feel they have a good chance of making the knockout stages. Russia's victory was predicted by the "psychic" cat Achilles, who also predicted Russia's win in the World Cup opening game.
In contrast to Neymar, Coutinho ended the season in sensational form for Barcelona after sealing his dream move from Liverpool. Along with Cristiano Ronaldo, he is one of the strongest players in the world .
The following week, the USA withdrew from the global nuclear deal with Iran, a move that was warmly welcomed by Netanyahu. The Netanyahus have denied any wrongdoing, and say they are the victims of a political witch hunt and hostile media.
Zac Petkanas , a Democratic strategist, was telling the story when Lewandowski said "womp womp" and rolled his eyes. Lewandowski worked as campaign manager for Trump during the U.S. president's 2016 campaign.
Howard went to Charlotte and declared himself team leader - despite the presence of Walker, the franchise player . The Nets will save $17 million in 19-20, which will allow them to potentially create two max salary slots.
Lucasfilm's move to discontinue the standalone films is possibly tied to Solo's performance at the box office. But the story of young Han Solo did receive mixed reviews, whereas Rogue One was nearly universally praised.
Speaking about the day he won the World Cup with Argentina back in 1978, Kempes said it was a moment he will never forget. Perhaps, in future, we can make it to being among the best in Asia and qualify for the World Cup.
Trump Signs Order to End Family Separation Policy
If those options are exhausted, authorities must find the "least restrictive" setting for the child who arrived without parents. The order says the administration's policy is to now "maintain family unity, including by detaining alien families together".
Instagram Gets Into Long-Form Video With IGTV
Systrom said IGTV is built to be used on a smartphone, and boosts the time for videos from the previous limit of one minute. Citing 2017 data from Emarketer, Instagram noted that "these days, people are watching less TV and more digital video".
Lakers reportedly acquire 2nd-round pick from Sixers
The Lakers aren't going to sit and wait around for players to sign with them this season, they are actively going out to get some. The 2018 NBA Draft is being held Thursday, and while the Spurs now hold the No. 18 selection, all eyes will be on Kawhi Leonard.