PARIS, Sep 27 (DPA / EP) –
The Palace of the Invalids in Paris will host this Sunday a public tribute to former French President Jacques Chirac, who died Thursday at age 86, has confirmed the Elysium.
The Invalids, where Napoleon Bonaparte is buried, is the stage where commemorative ceremonies are usually held for public figures, military and members of the French security forces.
Chirac, who was president from 1995 to 2007, will be buried Monday in the Paris neighborhood of Montparnasse, in a private ceremony and with his daughter Laurence, who passed away in 2016, he has secured the son-in-law of the former French president to AFP.
Crowds of French public and political figures, both from left and right-wing parties, have paid tribute to the former conservative president, who began his political career in 1965 as a councilor of Sainte-Féréole.
The current president of France, Emmanuel Macron, stressed that Chirac was able to represent France with its “diversity and complexity.”