Civic reception for President and Mrs. John F Kennedy in Paris, France
Paris France Date:1961, June 3 Duration:2 min 25 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy ride in an open car for a civic reception at the Hotel de Ville (City Hall) during their State visit to Paris, France, in June, 1961. A contingent of Republican Guards form an honor guard at the entrance as the President and first Lady step from their car to enter. Crowds of Parisians cheer and wave enthusiastically from the sidewalks as they enter the Hall to be greeted by the President of the Paris Municipal Council. After speaking in the City Hall, the President and Mrs. Kennedy are seen being escorted by the Council President as they leave the building and mingle with Parisians. Next, Mrs. Kennedy and Madame de Gaulle are seen arriving at a French Public School, where the American flag is displayed. Mrs. Kennedy is surrounded by enthusiastic Parisians. Final scenes show the Kennedys leaving the terminal building at Orly Airport, accompanied by French Premier, Michel Debre and Foreign Minister, Maurice Couve de Murville. The President's airplane is parked at the end of a red carpet and is next seen in flight. Views of Paris and of the Air Force One engines from inside the aircraft.
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