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.
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.
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.
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.