He marked French politics with his snappy comments. Former French President Jacques Chirac who died on Thursday at age 86 will be remembered for his famous punchlines.
'He carried a love for France all his life,' said Emmanuel Macron.
The then German and French leaders discussed Europe's future over dinner at the Strasbourg eatery
83-year-old former head of state Jacques Chirac "will remain in hospital for the next few days" according to his son-in-law Frederic Salat-Baroux.