Attal will chair the tribute to the victims of terrorism in Arras. Attal will take the place of President Emmanuel Macron who usually presides over this tribute in Paris at the Invalides.

Some 600 people have been invited to the Arras ceremony, which will take place at the town's citadel. This day of tribute also has a European dimension since it is held on the anniversary of the attacks of March 11, 2004 in Madrid (191 dead). Last year, President Macron praised the "dignity" and the demand for "truth" and "humanity"