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Corréziens's final tribute to Jacques Chirac



Jacques Chirac's family had wanted him. A last tribute in Corrèze, his homeland, is returned this Saturday to the former President of the Republic, who died on Thursday, September 26 at the age of 86.

Claude Chirac, very touched this Saturday in Sainte-Féréole, next to her husband, Frédéric Salat-Baroux. - AFP
Claude Chirac, very touched this Saturday in Sainte-Féréole, next to her husband, Frédéric Salat-Baroux. © AFP
Georges Gobet

A tribute to the family, but without Bernadette Chirac

This tribute began on Saturday at 9 am at a time of private meditation at the family tomb in the Sainte-Féréole cemetery in the presence of the daughter of former President Claude Chirac, her husband Frédéric Salat-Baroux and Martin Rey-Chirac, grandson of Jacques Chirac. Bernadette Chirac, very weak, was not present.

The family of Jacques Chirac, mayor of Sainte-Féréole, chairman of the Pascal Coste departmental council, at the grave of Jacques Chirac's parents, where a wreath was laid. - AFP
The family of Jacques Chirac, mayor of Sainte-Féréole, chairman of Pascal Coste departmental council, at the tomb of Jacques Chirac's parents, where a wreath was laid. © AFP
Georges Gobet
Tribute to Jacques Chirac at the President's Museum, Sarran, Corrèze. - Radio France
Tribute to Jacques Chirac at the President's Museum, Sarran, Corrèze. © Radio France
Nicolas Blanzat

Over 2,000 people expected

The tribute continued from noon, with the reception of Corréziens at President Jacques Chirac's museum in Sarran, where the family was also present. The county council in charge of the organization was expecting almost 2,000 people, but the Sarran museum was already packed by noon.

Jacques Chirac presided over Corrèze's destinies for a long time before presiding over those in France. Here his portrait, installed on the facade of the museum that bears his name, in Sarran. - AFP
Jacques Chirac presided over Corrèze's destinies for a long time before presiding over those in France. Here his portrait, installed on the facade of the museum that bears his name, in Sarran. © AFP
Agnes Gaudin

There were talks, especially from the Chirac family, to thank the Corréziens for all the signs of affection shown since the death of the former president. Numerous personalities have come to the scene, including François Hollande, over time very close to Jacques Chirac, despite their political adversity.

Finally, those words were followed by a Correzian buffet: apples and veal heads on the menu. The museum will remain open to the public all weekend, free from 10 am to 7 pm.


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