Thousands of people queued in front of the Invalides monument in Paris, where a public tribute was held on Sunday, for the late President Jacques Chirac, who died on Thursday.
Footage shows queues lining the streets in front of the monument, which houses the tomb of Napoleon as well as notable French war heroes. He will be laid to rest at the Montparnasse ceremony in Paris on Monday, next to his... Еще eldest daughter who died in 2016.
Chirac, who was born in Paris in 1932, was elected president in 1995 for a seven-year mandate, and then again in 2002 for a five-year mandate, after having already served as prime minister. During his career, he took France into the single European currency.
He was the first French leader to recognise, in 1995, the responsibility of France in Nazi crimes. He is best known internationally for his opposition to the 2003 US invasion of Iraq.