The State France Society is the honorary representative of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in France.
DAR activities in France are organized through the Rochambeau Chapter, a fully-affiliated member of the NSDAR.
State Regent: Stephanie Simonard
State Vice-Regent: Hélène Celier
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The French-American alliance was the key factor that determined the outcome of the American War of Independence (1775-1783). It was the decision of the King of France, Louis XVI, in 1778, to lend strong military and economic support to the American campaign that led to the surrender of the British troops at Yorktown, in 1781, under the joint leadership of General Washington, General Rochambeau, and Admiral de Grasse; then, the signing of the Treaty of Paris and the Treaty of Versailles in 1783.
The DAR in France are committed to preserving the memory of this historical alliance and deepening the ties of French-American friendship that have grown out of shared cultural values over the succeeding generations.
The Treaty of Paris, signed on September 3, 1783, formally ended the War of Independence between the American colonies and Great Britain. The chief American negotiators were John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and John Jay.
France first recognized American independence in 1778, when it sent troops and warships to help the insurgents.
France was also the first country to formally recognize the United States of America as an independent nation, after the signing of the peace treaty.