DIRECT. Follow the funeral of Gérard Collomb, former mayor of Lyon, in the Saint-Jean primatial church

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DIRECT.  Follow the funeral of Gérard Collomb, former mayor of Lyon, in the Saint-Jean primatial church

Elected officials, personalities and anonymous people pay a final tribute this Wednesday, November 29, to the former mayor of Lyon Gérard Collomb, during a funeral at Saint-Jean Cathedral, in the historic heart of Lyon, the city he long embodied.

Suffering from stomach cancer, Gérard Collomb, mayor of Lyon for 18 years, died on Saturday November 25 at the age of 76. A final tribute was paid to him today, November 29, during his funeral at Saint-Jean Cathedral, in Old Lyon. .

Around a hundred Lyonnais gathered in front of the Saint-Jean primatial church.

The President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, has just arrived, accompanied by his wife, Brigitte Macron. The ceremony will begin soon.

Édouard Philippe, former Prime Minister, Bruno Lemaire, Minister of the Economy,a Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne and Gérald Darmanin, Minister of the Interior, are in the primatial.

Olivier Ginon, former right-hand man of Gérard Collomb, wanted to say a few words before the start of the ceremony.

#Lyon #Funeral of #GérardColomb in Saint-Jean. For Olivier Ginon, general director of @GLeventsthe former mayor was “a man of heart and a visionary, who loved the people of Lyon and his city which he shaped for 20 years”. pic.twitter.com/lmyAddKa4O

— France 3 Rhône-Alpes (@F3Rhone_Alpes) November 29, 2023

Georges Képénékian, former mayor of Lyon, spoke before launching into the primacy race.

#Lyon #Funeral of #GérardColomb in Saint-Jean. George’s words #Képénékianformer mayor of Lyon, before joining the primatial: “He has this global thought of the city, he has built a thought of Lyon… he knew how to bring people together for the common good. » pic.twitter.com/wgrcQDRO5Q

— France 3 Rhône-Alpes (@F3Rhone_Alpes) November 29, 2023

Many local elected officials on site

His wife Caroline Collomb, Jean-Michel Aulas, the former president of Olympique Lyonnais, Bruno Bernard, president of the Métropole de Lyon, are on site.

#Lyon #Funeral of #GérardColomb in Saint-Jean.
“Gérard was truly an exceptional person,” says @JM_Aulasthe friend and former boss of Olympique Lyonnais, who came to attend the ceremony. pic.twitter.com/55g8XpcJcN

— France 3 Rhône-Alpes (@F3Rhone_Alpes) November 29, 2023

As well as Laurent Wauquiez, president of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region: “At the end of his life, we became much closer. »

#Lyon #Funeral of #GérardColomb in Saint-Jean.
The LR president of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region @Laurent Wauquiez is present. “We had debates, but we always worked together. » pic.twitter.com/K3SsGpDxIv

— France 3 Rhône-Alpes (@F3Rhone_Alpes) November 29, 2023

Around a hundred Lyonnais are present on the square in front of Saint-Jean Cathedral. A lucky thousand were able to enter to attend the funeral. Local elected officials Alexandre Vincendet and Thierry Braillard, deputies of the Rhône, Renaud Payre, vice-president of the metropolis and David Kimelfeld, former president of the metropolis of Lyon, are present for the ceremony, as well as Grégory Doucet, current mayor of Lyon.

A giant screen broadcasts the ceremony live on the square in front of the primatiale, for the Lyonnais who were unable to return.

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The Old Lyon district is closed all morning. Access to the cathedral is via rue Mourguet and rue Tramassac. A filter barrier is set up by the police in Old Lyon.

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The celebration, presided over by the Archbishop of Lyon Mgr Olivier de Germay, takes place from 11 a.m. A simple blessing and testimonies from loved ones and family members will punctuate the burial until 1 p.m. The President of the Republic will speak, as will his former Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and academician Marc Lambron.

Gérard Collomb will be buried in the Loyasse cemetery, where one of his predecessors, Édouard Herriot, also rests.

Live streaming is available on our France 3 Rhône-Alpes Instagram account.

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