It was a meeting that could have happened anywhere in the country, but Sandhurst was chosen to host the new French President's first official visit to the UK.
The Royal Military Academy on the Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire border was a fitting location for negotiations between Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May - on the future of the 'Entente Cordiale'.
Just 3 years ago their predecessors - David Cameron and Francois Hollande talked over beers at pub in Oxfordshire ...but things have moved on.
Defence was on the Prime Minister's agenda today, including Anglo-French border controls and cooperation between our armed forces post Brexit.
Our reporter Richard Slee has more.