AUTHON, France (Reuters) – The household of Valery Giscard d’Estaing bid farewell to the previous French president in an intimate funeral service in his residence village on Saturday.
Giscard’s coffin was carried to the church in Authon, central France, by 4 pall bearers, draped within the flags of France and the European Union.
Giscard died on Wednesday after contracting COVID-19. He was 94. He might be buried near the grave of his daughter in a non-public plot subsequent to the village’s cemetery.
COVID restrictions in France restrict the variety of folks attending a funeral to 30.
France’s chief from 1974 to 1981, Giscard presided over the modernisation of French society and in Europe laid the foundations for the euro single forex after forging a detailed relationship with West German chancellor Helmut Kohl.
“The course he gave France nonetheless guides us immediately,” President Emmanuel Macron stated in a tribute to Giscard shortly after he handed.
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