President Emmanuel Macron said Veil, who died aged 89 on June 30, would be laid to rest with her husband in the crypt of the Pantheon mausoleum alongside other national icons including Emile Zola, Victor Hugo and Alexandre Dumas.
At a ceremony in the sun-drenched courtyard of the Les Invalides military museum in Paris, her two sons, prominent criminal affairs lawyers, delivered moving tributes to their mother's dogged defence of tolerance and the feminist cause.
"I forgive you for emptying a jug of water over my head because of a remark you considered misogynistic," said one of the two sons, Jean Veil.
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