During a private dinner at the National Archives in Paris on September 19, 2019, guests were treated to a special performance by the “Garde républicaine.” The dinner was part of a conference hosted by Mount Vernon: The Republics of France and the United States: 240 Years of Friendship.
From Wikipedia: “(The Republican Guard) consists of two infantry regiments and a horse cavalry regiment. It also has four musical formations, as well as display teams demonstrating prowess in horseback or motorcycle maneuvers. The Guard is commanded by a general de division (major general). It is headquartered in the Quartier des Célestins, Paris, built in 1895-1901.”
There are no words for the experience of watching the Garde républicaine perform in Paris. Only ‘horses’! pic.twitter.com/CnZriTeP2z
— French-American Cultural Foundation (@FrenchUSCulture) December 12, 2019
The conference, which was organized by Mount Vernon, brought together leading historians, policy makers, curators, and cultural professionals to discuss how our two nations have worked together across more than two centuries, with an emphasis on the age of the American Revolution.