Updated Apr 23, 2018

Photos: Emmanuel Macron, Trump visit Mount Vernon

First lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife first lady Brigitte Macron arrive at Mount Vernon. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte landed at Joint Base Andrews Monday afternoon, then roamed around D.C. before meeting President Trump and First Lady Melania at the White House that evening.

The details: President Trump and Macron planted a tree on the White House South Lawn before traveling to Mount Vernon, Virginia where they toured George Washington's estate and dined on Dover sole and lemon ricotta agnolotti.

Macron and his wife Brigitte receive a welcome ceremony upon their arrival in the U.S.

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife at Andrews Air Force Base. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

They later pose for photos outside of the Lincoln Memorial after touring the National Mall.

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron walk near the Lincoln Memorial after their arrival in Washington, DC. Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images

They also strode down 17th Street.

Trump and Macron plant a tree on the grounds of the White House.

Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Macron and his wife are staying overnight in the Blair House, located across from the White House, during their time in D.C.

The Blair House. Photo: Alayna Treene/Axios

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