Funeral of Jean-Pierre Pernaut: parade of celebrities and palpable emotion at the Basilica of Saint-Clothilde

Eva Deschamps / March 9, 2022

This Wednesday take place at the Basilica of Sainte-Clotilde in the seventh arrondissement of Paris, the funeral of Jean-Pierre Pernaut. Ill with lung cancer, he died on March 2 at 71 years after a delicate heart operation.
Under a wave of applause, the body of the presenter of the most famous TV news arrived on site around 11:05. There, already, several tens of minutes before the arrival of the convoy of the famous, a crowd had created around the religious building where the ceremony in honor of Jean-Pierre Pernaut is held. It will last 2h30. Many famous faces were seen Media or politicians, personalities have walked the steps of the Basilica of St. Clotilde. We could see Valérie Pécresse, Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni, Brigitte Macron, Patrick Poivre d'Arvor, Cyril Hanouna, Christophe Dechevanne or David Pujadas... Often moved and hidden behind sunglasses.
He was very unifying, people loved him and they were right to love him, said Bernard Montiel, who broke down live on RMC when he learned of his friend's death. Gilles Bouleau, now at the helm of TF1's news program, confirmed: He was an extraordinary journalist, a dear friend and a great guy. Until the end, he remained a craftsman.
Of Catholic faith, a first tribute had been paid in the cathedral of Amiens, the hometown of Jean-Pierre Pernaut, this Sunday, March 6.
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