Jean-Michel Jarre, the electronic music pioneer and former president of CISAC, the global confederation of authors societies, has been awarded the French Legion of Honour, the country’s highest order of merit.

Earlier this week, President Emmanuel Macron presented Jarre with the insignia of Commander to the Legion of Honour, recognized as the country’s highest honor, both military and civil.

Later, Jarre delivered a pumping set at the Cour d’honneur courtyard of the Elysée presidential palace in Paris, for a special concert that also featured performances from Irène Dresel, Glitter, Cerrone and NSDOS. It’s said to be the first time electronic music has filled the palace’s courtyard.

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