Keyword: bernadette chirac

French media on alert as Chirac remains hospitalised

The charismatic former president’s declining health continues to dominate French front pages a week after being admitted for a lung infection.

Jacques Chirac's wife hospitalised alongside him in Paris

Bernadette Chirac, 83, was admitted for fatigue to the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital where her former French president husband, also 83, is being treated for pneumonia.

Book tells of private misery of France’s ‘First Ladies’

Author reveals the boredom, frustration and the feeling of being sidelined that has been endured by Premières Dames in recent decades.