French President Jacques Chirac leaves the Elysees Palace this morning, and moves into a two-storey flat on the Left Bank in one of the most expensive residential areas in the world, the Quai de Voltaire, directly opposite the Louvre.
He will be living there rent-free. It is owned by Sa’ad Al-Hariri. Sa’ad has ‘loaned’ him the flat to live in for as long as he wants.
It’s a very very expensive thank you present. Thank you for what?