There will be a joint press conference at 6:25 p.m. local time.
At Necker Hospital, Melania Trump visited a ward decorated with images from The Little Prince, an iconic French novel written and illustrated by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
Trump arrived in Paris on Thursday morning, and was traveling to the U.S. Ambassador's residence and then attending a luncheon with U.S. military leaders.
BEARDSLEY: Barbier says for the last eight years, the world looked to America for leadership, but Trump's isolationist approach has left the stage clear for a young, dynamic leader like President Macron to inspire the world.
Over the past two years, France has been hit by a series of terror attacks. Rather than isolate Trump, Macron hopes the keep the USA leader within the fold of other western democracies. Many took it as a sign of icy relations between the 71-year old American and the 39-year old Frenchman, who have different views on seemingly everything, especially after Trump praised Macron's opponent Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election. He'll also be the guest of honour at Friday's Bastille Day events - a celebration of French national pride. But according to Macron, the fact that African women have the number of children they do is also among the continent's problems.
The meeting will focus on Syria and counterterrorism topics.
During the G-20 summit last week, Macron and Chinese President Xi Jinping used a bilateral meeting to reaffirm their support for the Paris agreement and discuss new renewable energy projects, Macron's office said.
On Syria, he argues for intervention, saying President Bashar Assad is a threat to Syria and the Islamic State group is a threat to France.
Analysts say that despite raised eyebrows and French reservations over the visit - during which the presidents will also commemorate the 100th anniversary of America's entry into World War I - it could provide a useful opportunity for both leaders to forge a rapport and establish a mutually beneficial working relationship, regardless of their differences.
Macron is concerned about Trump feeling backed into a corner, French diplomats said. "I think we're going to see more of that going forward".
But Macron may attempt to use Trump's 27-hour spin through the French capital to bring the American president back into the fold.
Macron hopes to build a relationship with Trump that would, at a minimum, prevent further political strains between the European Union and Washington.