Death of Jacques Chirac: The Élysée Opens its Doors and a Book of Condolences

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A collection of grievances will open Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Elysee, after the death of former President Jacques Chirac.

The doors of the Elysee will open on Thursday 26th September 2019, to those who wish to pay tribute to Jacques Chirac, who died in the morning. A day of national mourning is decreed.

Open House, Thursday 26th September 2019 at the Elysée Palace. The presidential residence, where Emmanuel Macron will hold a speech on Thursday at 8pm, will open a book of condolences.

Read also: Death of Jacques Chirac: Emmanuel Macron will speak on television Thursday night



Open until Sunday

Jacques Chirac stayed twelve years, from 1995 to 2007. Thursday evening, at 9pm, the doors of the Elysée Palace will be open to those wishing to pay a final tribute, with the opening of a collection of grievances.

It will be made available “in the vestibule of honour” of the palace, said the presidency of the Republic. The collection will be accessible until Sunday, September 29, the eve of the day of national mourning decreed by the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron.

The entrance will be via 55, rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.

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