France’s president Francois Hollande visits the Museum of Resistance at Mont Valérien in Suresnes, west of Paris, on Friday, where he announced the future “pantheonisation” of four Resistance heroes. Photograph: Remy de la Mauviniere/EPA

France’s president Francois Hollande has announced the future “pantheonisation” of four Resistance heroes. Mr Hollande spoke on Friday at Mont-(...)

Only 73 French people have been interred in the Pantheon in Paris, more than half by Napoleon. “Pantheonisation” is one of the last privileges left to a French president, but like everything else, it has turned into a dilemma for François Hollande. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

It was a day devoted to the quest for heroes, in an age that no longer seems to produce them. Three former prime ministers, six of France’s leading hi(...)