|The pavilion on the South Lawn, at right|
|The wall of the pavilion facing the South Lawn has windows|
Located at the bottom of the South Lawn, the structure is made with wood and steel beams, white paneling, and wood flooring. It includes a long wall of windows that look onto the South Lawn fountain.
It is raised above the ground, and situated across the lawn from Mrs. Obama's Kitchen Garden. The National Mall, including the dramatic Washington Monument, is visible beyond the White House fenceline.
|A smaller structure and a mobile power generator are on one side|
The current pavilion is in the same location as the one the White House built when the President and Mrs. Obama hosted their last State Dinner in March of 2012, honoring British Prime Minister David Cameron. Cameron's formal dinner service took place in the pavilion, but at other State Dinners the President and Mrs. Obama have served dinner in the White House, then used the pavilion for a post-dinner reception and musical performances.
|The structure is raised off the lawn, and being wired for electric power|
Hollande's State Dinner will be the seventh the President and Mrs. Obama have hosted, the first of the President's second term, and the first since the dinner for Cameron.
|The President and Mrs. Obama in the "tent" for the India State Dinner|
|American and French flags were hung on Friday outside the White House|
*Photos by Eddie Gehman Kohan/Obama Foodorama; photo of the President and Mrs. Obama by Pete Souza/White House