Obama: 'Long live the alliance between our great nations'
12 February 2014 Last updated at 03:40 GMT
French President Francois Hollande has been honoured at a lavish White House state dinner, capping a US visit aimed at renewing the partnership between the two long-standing allies.
His is the first official state dinner at the White House since 2011.
At the party, Mr Hollande and US President Barack Obama hailed the nations' centuries-old friendship.