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Fête Chiracienne

AS TODAY IS the eighty-fourth birthday of Monsieur Jacques René Chirac, I thought it’d be best to share a few images of the underappreciated fifth president of the Fifth Republic (not to mention sometime Mayor of Paris, Prime Minister of France, and Co-Prince of Andorra) doing the things he does best.

Being mayor of Paris

Having a cigarette

Dodging a Metro fare

Having a cigarette

Teaching machete-wielding skills

Having a cigarette

Napping aboard Concorde

Thinking of going outside for a cigarette

Making one of his occasional trips to the seventeenth century

Having a cigarette

Hanging out with Mother Teresa

Having a cigarette

Being Jacques Chirac

This post was published on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 10:15 pm. It has been categorised under France Politics and been tagged under .
Tracy Gatlin
30 Nov 2016 1:31 am

Having a cigarette.

30 Nov 2016 7:53 pm


L G Clark
30 Nov 2016 9:51 pm

“Vlle and ghastly”? You mean French? We already knew that.
But his wife’s influence saved St Nicholas du Chardonnet for the traditionalists, so we should lift a glass to him at least for that.

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