If the wreckage was 200 miles off the coast, then they didn’t make it. Also I know that it takes 2 frogs to equal 1 American, but if there were 2 of them then it was not a solo flight.
Landing a dead man on the Moon wouldn’t have been much of an achievement, and we would look like fools or French journalists if we claimed that it trumped a later flight by someone who got back alive.
Sigh! Do you really think the French really care about the facts?
I think the operative word here, even if the alleged French aviators made it to the North American coast, is “successfully”. Lindburgh “successfully” (meaning he survived): flew across the Atlantic to France—alone.