Claude Chirac did not shy away from his pleasure to be in Toulouse, this Tuesday, for the baptism of avenue Jacques Chirac, instead of boulevard des Crètes. A ceremony that takes place two years after the death of the former President of the Republic, who died on September 26, 2019.
Jacques Chirac’s daughter, Claude, participated this Tuesday afternoon in the baptism of avenue Jacques-Chirac, the former boulevard des Crêtes.
“Thank you for your warm welcome. My mother, my husband Frédéric, my son Martin and myself, were very moved to learn that the municipal council and the mayor of Toulouse had decided to honor the memory of Jacques Chirac, by giving his name to this magnificent avenue. . This testimony of loyalty, respect and friendship truly honors us. With all our hearts, we would like to express our deep and sincere gratitude to you, ”declared Claude Chirac during his speech.
relaxed and warm
Long awaited by a small committee of supporters, relatives and residents of the neighborhood, the daughter of the former President of the Republic took the time to greet each of them, warmly and in a relaxed manner.
While in Toulouse, Valérie Pécresse, president of the Ile-de-France region, even made the detour to take part in the party.
“Jacques Chirac loved Toulouse, he loved to come there. I think he would have been touched by this popular tribute, ”recalled Claude Chirac.
If the daughter of the former President does not come to each inauguration of streets, squares, and avenues in the name of her father, she insisted on being present in the Pink City “because it is Toulouse, precisely! Jacques Chirac had a special relationship with this city. Moreover, here, we are not very far from Corèze ”, she specified.
For Jean-Luc Moudenc, mayor of the city, “Toulouse had to honor the memory of Jacques Chirac and we are doing it in a district in transition”, of 16 hectares where the former CEAT is going to space Guillaumet.
Attentive and visibly moved by the words spoken in favor of his father, Claude Chirac concluded his speech by saying: “Jacques Chirac is no longer but thanks to you his living memory here in Toulouse. “