Sir Paul McCartney will be given the Legion d'honneur award by France's President Hollande on Saturday (08.09.12).
Sir Paul McCartney is to be given a Legion d'honneur award in France.
The British singer will receive the medal - France's highest public distinction - from President Francois Hollande in Paris on Saturday (08.09.12).
The recipient of the award must pay for their own medal from a licensed jeweller, ranging from $210 to $880.
However the reward can also be rescinded, as it was recently in the case of disgraced British fashion designer John Galliano after he was sacked from Dior over anti-Semitic comments he made while drunk.
Paul recently performed at the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games, for which he was only paid a token gesture.
He said: ''They don't pay you to perform, but what does happen is you get tickets to events, so they asked me what I would ideally like to go to, and so I sent a little list.
''I'm a big fan of athletics, when that's on the TV, I don't go out, so the Olympic Games are great for that for me.''