The Volkswagen driver secured his first world title on the opening stage of Rallye de France and was immediately mobbed by his team-mates and congratulated by outgoing champion Sebastien Loeb.
"I am absolutely overjoyed," said Ogier. "I could give everyone in the world a big hug. The feeling is impossible to describe. To have won the world championship in France is an absolute dream come true.
"For the last few days I have been trying not to think too much about it, in order to avoid making any mistakes. The relief now is immense.
"As a little boy, I used to marvel at the cars and top drivers at Rallye Monte-Carlo with my father in my home town of Gap - and now Julien and I are world rally champions. It is crazy."
Ogier paid tribute to the Hannover-based team which celebrates winning a drivers' title in its first full season at the sport's highest level.
Ogier added: "This success would never have been possible without our fantastic team at Volkswagen. Whether trucker, mechanic or race engineer, I have to thank everyone. One thing is for sure - we will celebrate in style now!"