We landed in Paris today, Sunday July 18th and we immediately went to the pharmacie and were successful in getting a French health pass by showing the pharmacist our CDC Vaccine Cards and explaining what we wanted to do. I had the health pass app downloaded on my phone, and when I showed him that and the CDC card he understood what I was asking. He said it would take 5-10 minutes and 5 minutes late we had a health pass with a QR code. We then scanned the QR code in the French health pass and app and it said we were certified. We were surprised at how simple it was and he explained the paperwork that we received, which essentially was a French vaccine confirmation. We can now use this in France but also the EU as a whole.
One note, we had to go back to the pharmacist because he originally put our vaccine date as today, which would mean we would not be certified until next Sunday. When we explained the issue and showed him the dates on our CDC cards, he admitted his oversight, changed it and we were good to go.
I hope all this helps as it will allow us to go to any tourist sites, museums, etc from July 21 and restaurants from August 1…if it all becomes law.