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Chiefs of Mission for France

Benjamin Franklin

The Embassy of the United States of America in France was the first diplomatic mission of our young nation when the French monarchy recognized our independence on February 6, 1778. Our Founding Fathers Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were among our first envoys to France.

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France celebrating Franco-American friendship

Because of the close historical ties between the United States and France, dating back to the American War of Independence (1775-1783), there are many monuments in France celebrating Franco-American friendship. The interactive map below is a detailed guide to monuments in Paris and the French provinces.

History – Monuments & Landmarks – DAR France