French President Emmanuel Macron will meet with U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House as part of a three-day trip. Macron will also go to New Orleans as the first trip for a French president to the once-French city since 1976.

Macron will spend the first two days in Washington, meeting with Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

The event will be the first state dinner of Biden's term after the pandemic halted the long-standing tradition. Macron will also meet with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards to discuss climate change.

"It will underscore the deep and enduring relationship between the United States and France, our oldest ally, that is founded on our shared democratic values, economic ties, and defense and security cooperation. The leaders will discuss our continued close partnership on shared global challenges and areas of bilateral interest," White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement.

Macron was also the first foreign leader hosted during Donald Trump's presidency.

The musical guest will be Jon Batiste, a winner of five Grammys this year, including for Album of the Year. He served as musical director and bandleader for "The Late Show with Steven Colbert" for seven years and was a musical composer for Disney's 2020 animated film "Soul."

"An artist who transcends generations, Jon Batiste's music inspires and brings people together," said Vanessa Valdivia, a spokesperson for first lady Jill Biden. "We're thrilled to have him perform at the White House for the first state dinner of the Biden-Harris administration."

Biden spent Thanksgiving weekend in New England with his family after the turkey pardoning ceremony early last week.