In March 2005, Dr. h. c. mult. Sybill Storz was made Knight of the Legion of Honor of the French Republic. The award was officially presented on Friday, 3.16.2007 in the Elysée palace in Paris. The French President, Jacques Chirac, personally bestowed the Order of the Legion of Honor on Dr. h. c. mult. Storz in the magnificent reception hall at the Elysée palace.