France in the Eurovision Song Contest 1956
|Eurovision Song Contest 1956|
|Selection process||Internal Selection|
|Selected entrant||Mathé Altéry & Dany Dauberson|
|Selected song||"Le Temps perdu" & "Il est là"|
|France in the Eurovision Song Contest|
France was one of seven countries to enter the Eurovision Song Contest 1956, the first Eurovision Song Contest to be held. The French broadcaster RTF selected two entries to represent the country: Mathé Altéry with "Le Temps perdu" and Dany Dauberson with "Il est là". Neither song won the Contest, held in Lugano, Switzerland on 24 May 1956.