It has been 50 years since Germany's chancellor and France's president attended a mass in Reims to reconcile their nations following World War Two.

This time, it is not Konrad Adenauer and Charles De Gaulle, but Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande participating in events at French city's cathedral to commemorate a union which has been the driving force of the new Europe.

Al Jazeera's Simon McGregor Wood reports from Paris.

Source: Al Jazeera