Voters in a contentious Presidential election are ready choose between a centrist political insider dogged by past problems with the judiciary and a populist, anti-immigration, anti-globalization candidate regularly accused of racism.
No, this is not America's choice; it is France's.
Little wonder then that the U.S.'s oldest ally has watched the race for the White House between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump with an acutely personal mix of bemusement and horror. America's woes today, appear fated to be France's problem's next year.
If current polls hold, France's 2018 Presidential election will be a run off between the centre right Republicans' candidate Alain Juppe, a former Prime Minister convicted of political funding irregularities, and the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen of the Front National.
"It will be the same here as in America," said Bruno, the CEO of a mid-sized tech company. "Le Pen is popular because she tells people that France is broken but if she has solutions she never says them. Nothing will change with Juppe."
The looming repeat in France has turned the U.S. election into something of a proxy battle for the French political establishment who have used their pronouncements on the U.S. candidates to position themselves domestically.
That has led to some unusually forthright commentary.
Donald Trump makes people "want to retch," said French President Francois Hollande earlier this year. Hollande, it should be noted, is unlikely to have to long deal with a Trump White House, should that be the outcome of Tuesday's U.S. election.