Presidents Travels to France

Name Locale Remarks Date
Woodrow Wilson Paris, Chaumont Attended Preliminary to the Paris Peace Conference. Departed the U.S. December 4. December 14-​25, 1918
Woodrow Wilson Paris Stopover en route to Italy. December 31, 1918-​January 1, 1919
Woodrow Wilson Paris Attended Paris Peace Conference. Arrived In the U.S. February 24. January 7-​February 14, 1919
Woodrow Wilson Paris Attended Paris Peace Conference. Departed the U.S. March 5. March 14-​June 18, 1919
Woodrow Wilson Paris Attended Paris Peace Conference. Returned to U.S. July 8. June 20-​28, 1919
Franklin D. Roosevelt Martinique Conferred with U.S. officials. December 8, 1940
Franklin D. Roosevelt Oran (Algeria) Disembarked en route to Cairo. November 20, 1943
Franklin D. Roosevelt Dakar (Senegal) Re-embarked for the U.S. December 9, 1943
Franklin D. Roosevelt Algiers (Algeria) Briefed U.S. Ambassadors to the United Kingdom, France, and Italy on the Yalta Conference. February 18, 1945
Dwight D. Eisenhower Paris Attended meeting of NATO Heads of Government. December 14-​19, 1957
Dwight D. Eisenhower Paris Informal meeting with President De Gaulle and Italian Premier Segni. Addressed North Atlantic Council. September 2-​4, 1959
Dwight D. Eisenhower Toulon, Paris Conference with President De Gaulle, British Prime Minister Macmillan, and German Chancellor Adenauer. December 18-​21, 1959
Dwight D. Eisenhower Paris Conference with President De Gaulle, British Prime Minister Macmillan, and Soviet Premier Khrushchev. May 15-​19, 1960
John F. Kennedy Paris State visit; addressed North Atlantic Council and met with President De Gaulle. May 31-​June 3, 1961
Richard M. Nixon Paris Met with President De Gaulle. February 28-​March 2, 1969
Richard M. Nixon Paris Attended memorial services for former President De Gaulle. November 12, 1970
Richard M. Nixon Paris Attended memorial services for former President Pompidou. Met afterward with interim President Poher, Italian Prime Minister Leone, British Prime Minister Wilson, West German Chancellor Brandt, Danish Prime Minister Hartling, Soviet President Podgorny, and Japanese Prime Minister Tanaka. April 5-​7, 1974
Gerald R. Ford Martinique Met with President Giscard d'Estaing. December 14-​16, 1974
Gerald R. Ford Rambouillet Attended Economic Summit meeting of the Heads of State and Government of France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. November 15-​17, 1975
Jimmy Carter Paris, Normandy, Bayeux, Versailles Met with President Giscard d'Estaing and Prime Minister Barre. January 4-​6, 1978
Jimmy Carter Guadeloupe Met informally with President Giscard d'Estaing, German Chancellor Schmidt, and British Prime Minister Callaghan. January 4-​9, 1979
Ronald Reagan Paris State visit; met with President Mitterrand and Prime Minister Mauroy. June 2-​7, 1982
Ronald Reagan Versailles Attended Economic Summit Meeting of the Heads of State and Government of Canada, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. June 5-​6, 1982
Ronald Reagan Normandy Attended commemorative ceremonies of the 40th anniversary of the Allied landing in Normandy. Also present were Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, King Olav V of Norway, King Baudouin I of Belgium, President Mitterrand of France, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, and Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg. June 6, 1984
Ronald Reagan Strasbourg Addressed the European Parliament. May 8, 1985
George H. W. Bush Paris Attended Economic Summit Meeting of the Heads of State and Government of Canada, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Also attended ceremonies for the Bicentennial of the French Revolution, and met with Ivorian President Houphouet-Boigny. July 13-​17, 1989
George H. W. Bush St. Martin Island (French West Indies) Informal meeting with President Mitterrand. December 16, 1989
George H. W. Bush Paris Attended CSCE Summit Meeting and the signing of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe. November 18-​21, 1990
George H. W. Bush Martinique, West Indies Discussed the Middle East peace process with President Mitterrand. March 14, 1991
George H. W. Bush Rambouillet Discussed further sanctions against Iraq with President Mitterrand. July 14, 1991
George H. W. Bush Paris Discussed the Bosnian crisis with President Mitterrand. January 3, 1993
William J. Clinton Colleville, Paris Attended D-Day memorial ceremonies. Met with President Mitterrand and senior French officials. Addressed the French National Assembly. June 6-​8, 1994
William J. Clinton Paris Attended the signing of the Bosnian peace treaty. December 14, 1995
William J. Clinton Lyon, Perouges, Paris Attended the G-7 Economic Summit Meeting and met with Russian Prime Minister Chernomyrdin and UN Secretary-General Boutrous-Ghali. June 27-​29, 1996
William J. Clinton Paris Attended the signing of the NATO-Russia Founding Act. May 26-​27, 1997
William J. Clinton Paris Discussed peacekeeping in Kosovo with President Chirac and Prime Minister Jospin. June 16-​17, 1999
George W. Bush Paris, St. Mere- Eglise, Colleville Met with President Chirac and delivered a Memorial Day address in Normandy. May 26-​27, 2002
George W. Bush Evian-les-Bains Attended the G-8 Economic Summit and met with Chinese President Hu Jintao. June 1-​2, 2003
George W. Bush Paris, Colleville, Caen, Arromanches Met with President Chirac and commemorated the 60th anniversary of D-Day. June 5-​6, 2004
George W. Bush Paris Met with President Sarkozy. Addressed the OECD. Attended wreath-laying ceremonies at Suresnes and Mont Valerien. June 13-​15, 2008
Barack Obama Strasbourg Attended the NATO Summit Meeting. April 3-​4, 2009
Barack Obama Paris, Caen Met with President Sarkozy and dedicated the new visitor center at the U.S. Military Cemetery in Normandy. June 5-​7, 2009
Barack Obama Deauville, Paris Attended the G-8 Economic Summit. May 26-​27, 2011
Barack Obama Cannes Attended the G-20 Summit Meeting. November 3-​4, 2011