This Sunday January 10, in an interview for JDD, Anne Hidalgo unveiled the location of the upcoming memorial garden in Paris in tribute to the 130 victims of the November 13th 2015 terror attacks.
A year ago, the Conseil de Paris [Paris Council] and the city’s elected representatives unanimously passed this project to “gather, pay tribute and honor victims. […] Accessible to victims and their families, as well as Parisians” this place will have “an instructive part and will be a place of life in tribute to all victims”.
Brought up in 2016, in partnership with historians as well as Life for Paris and 13onze15 – the 2 associations for victims acknowledged by the City – this memorial project was then delayed.
This memorial garden will be ultimately inaugurated in front of the Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais Church in Paris 4th arrondissement, close to the City Hall. “A memorial garden will be created in front of the Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais Church, across the City Hall. I’d like it to be completed by the end of the year” Paris Mayor added.
Parisians may discover this Jardin du Souvenir by the end of 2021, in front of the Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais Church. According to Huffington Post, the monument will be adorned with an olive tree at the foot of which, victims’ families as well as survivors can leave white roses and hang notes.
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