8.45 am will be the only event open to anyone wishing to pay their respects on this sad anniversary of the terrorist attack in Nice. At 8.45 am, the death knell will resound in all the churches of Nice to pay homage to Nadine Devillers, Simone Barreto and Vincent Loquès, killed on October 29, 2020. A moment of meditation will be organized in the services and administrations of the municipality.
At the discretion of the cameras and cameras, the families of the three victims will unveil together, at 5 pm, a work entitled “La Colombe de la Paix”. Signed Théo Tobiasse, this is the work that Christian Estrosi proposed in memory of the victims of the attack on the Promenade des Anglais. The associations of July 14 had then indicated their choice of a work specially designed for the 86 victims. Following the unveiling, a deposit of roses is planned.
The tribute will continue inside the basilica, always in privacy, at the request of the families of the victims. A plaque in memory of the three deceased will also be unveiled. Beforehand, the moment of speaking should be particularly moving. The child of one of the victims will perform a song. The voice of the soprano from Nice, Elisabeth Vidal, will accompany the end of the speeches to the sound of the organ of the basilica. The mass presided over by the Bishop of Nice Monsignor André Marceau will begin at 7 p.m.
The town hall indicates that a security perimeter will be established around the Basilica of Notre-Dame de l’Assomption. A perimeter whose outlines we still do not know. For people who are not invited to the celebrations, know that the ceremony will be broadcast live on the Catholic channel KTOTV. No information at this time on a possible time of meditation that would be accessible to the public.
We remember that a national tribute chaired by Prime Minister Jean-Castex was paid on November 7, on Castle Hill in Nice, cradle of the city.
This ceremony had already taken place without an audience, due to the terrorist threat and the health crisis.