Panthéon burial honours French rights icon Simone Veil

Panthéon burial honours French rights icon Simone Veil

Thousands of people gathered in Paris on Sunday to pay their final respects to Holocaust survivor and women's rights icon Simone Veil as she was given the rare honour of burial at the Panthéon a year and a day after she died.

France honours women’s rights icon Simone Veil with coveted Pantheon burial

France honours women’s rights icon Simone Veil with coveted Pantheon burial

Paris Metro to honour ‘France’s most admired woman’ Simone Veil

Paris Metro to honour ‘France’s most admired woman’ Simone Veil

French women’s rights champion Simone Veil set for rare Pantheon burial in July

French women’s rights champion Simone Veil set for rare Pantheon burial in July

French women’s rights champion Simone Veil given coveted burial place in Pantheon

French women’s rights champion Simone Veil given coveted burial place in Pantheon

France pays homage to its ‘most admired woman’ Simone Veil

France pays homage to its ‘most admired woman’ Simone Veil

Bury Simone Veil in the Pantheon, French petition demands

Bury Simone Veil in the Pantheon, French petition demands

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Who exactly is France’s most admired woman Simone Veil?