Brigitte Macron, wife of Emmanuel Macron

Spouses and partners of the president of France often play a protocol role at the Élysée Palace and during official visits, though they possess no official title.[1] Brigitte Macron is the spouse of the current president, Emmanuel Macron, who took office on 14 May 2017.[2]


Portrait Name President Period Notes
Élise Thiers Adolphe Thiers 1871–1873
Élisabeth de Mac Mahon Patrice de Mac-Mahon 1873–1879
Coralie Grévy Jules Grévy 1879–1887
Cécile Carnot Marie François Sadi Carnot 1887–1894
Hélène Casimir-Perier Jean Casimir-Perier 1894–1895
Berthe Faure Félix Faure 1895–1899
Marie-Louise Loubet Émile Loubet 1899–1906
Jeanne Fallières Armand Fallières 1906–1913
Henriette Poincaré Raymond Poincaré 1913–1920
Germaine Deschanel Paul Deschanel 1920
Jeanne Millerand Alexandre Millerand 1920–1924
Jeanne Doumergue [fr] Gaston Doumergue 1931
Blanche Doumer [fr] Paul Doumer 1931–1932
Marguerite Lebrun Albert Lebrun 1932–1940
Michelle Auriol [fr] Vincent Auriol 1947–1954 First presidential spouse of the Fourth Republic.
Germaine Coty René Coty 1954–1955
Yvonne de Gaulle Charles de Gaulle 1959–1969 First presidential spouse of the Fifth Republic.
Claude Pompidou Georges Pompidou 1969–1974
Anne-Aymone Giscard d'Estaing Valéry Giscard d'Estaing 1974–1981
Danielle Mitterrand François Mitterrand 1981–1995
Bernadette Chirac Jacques Chirac 1995–2007
Cécilia Sarkozy Nicolas Sarkozy 2007 Cécilia Ciganer-Albéniz and Nicolas Sarkozy divorced during his first year in office. Sarkozy and Bruni married several months later.
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy 2008–2012
Valérie Trierweiler François Hollande 2012–2014 Trierweiler and Hollande were never married, but she was widely considered the "de facto first lady".[1]
Brigitte Macron Emmanuel Macron 2017–present

Current living presidential spouses or partners

Living French presidential spouses or partners as of January 8, 2024 (from oldest to youngest):

See also


  1. ^ a b Rubin, Alissa J. (25 January 2014). "France's President Announces Split With His Companion". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 25 September 2020. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  2. ^ Plowright, Adam (7 May 2017). "Emmanuel Macron: a 39-year-old political prodigy". MSN. Archived from the original on 25 September 2020. Retrieved 17 April 2020.