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The burial service for Christophe de Margerie was held at Saint Sulpice cathedral - one of the most magnificent cathedrals in Paris.
Christophe de Margerie's widow, his three grown-up children and grandchildren came to pay last respects to the great man.French President Francois Hollande, Prime Minister Manuel Valls and Secretary General of the Elysee Palace Jean-Pierre Jouyet, high-ranking officials of the Total Corporation, Head of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde and managers of the biggest French companies attended a mourning ceremony for Christophe de Margerie.
Russia was represented at the ceremony by Russian ambassador to France Alexander Orlov and top managers of a number of Russian oil and gas corporations.
Christophe de Margerie will be buried in his family vault in the town of Saint-Pair-sur-Mer in the northwest of France on October 28.