| Internal Selection|
| Mathé Altéry & Dany Dauberson|
"Le Temps perdu" & "Il est là"
France in the Eurovision Song Contest 1956 Wikipedia
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.