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A little over two years after the death of Jacques Chirac, an avenue will bear the name of the former President of the Republic in Toulouse.
As a reminder, it is the Boulevard des Crêtes which will become the Avenue Jacques Chirac.
The inauguration takes place this Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 3 p.m. He is the mayor of Toulouse, Jean-Luc Moudenc who will be the master of ceremonies, in the presence of Jacques Chirac’s daughter, Claude Chirac.
It is the Boulevard des Crêtes, to the east of the Pink City, which will be renamed as Avenue Jacques Chirac. Jean-Luc Moudenc, mayor of Toulouse, made the proposal to the city council on October 18, 2019.
Former honored presidents
In Toulouse, it is customary to honor the presidents of the Fourth and Fifth Republic who have died by the name of a public space.
Vincent Auriol and René Coty thus have a street named after them at Les Pradettes, Charles de Gaulle gave its name to the square next to the Capitol, Georges Pompidou an avenue in his name between allées Jean-Jaurès and avenue Léon Blum. Since 2004, the esplanade between Jean-Jaurès metro station and Square Wilson bears the name of François Mitterrand.
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