The coffin with the body of Jacques Chirac, covered with a French tricolor, is on display in the courtyard of the House of the Invalides, near st. Louis Cathedral, the farewell ceremony can come to all comers.
A people’s farewell ceremony with former French President Jacques Chirac is taking place in Paris on Sunday, September 29, RFi reports.
The coffin with the body of Jacques Chirac, covered with a French tricolor, is exhibited in the courtyard of the House of the Invalides, near the Cathedral of St. Louis. Everyone can come to the farewell ceremony. It started at 2 p.m. local time, but a few hours before it started, an impressive queue was lined up at the House of The Disabled.
The wish to hold a national farewell was expressed by the family of Jacques Chirac. For all who come to the House of the Disabled, the family of the ex-president prepared brochures with his statements. About five thousand people have already left notes in the books of condolence in the Elysee Palace. In the same books, those who came to the farewell ceremony at the House of the Disabled will be able to leave the records.
On the morning of September 30, Jacques Chirac will be given military honors in the honorary courtyard of the House of the Invalides in the presence of current President Emmanuel Macron
Later on Monday, a farewell ceremony will be held at the Church of Saint-Sulpice in Paris. About thirty heads of state and government, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, will attend.
Jacques Chirac died in France on September 26 at the age of 86. He was president of France for 12 years – from 1995 to 2007