Jacques Chirac served as the French president from 1995 to 2007.
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Jacques Chirac served as the French president from 1995 to 2007.
(CNN) —  

Former French President Jacques Chirac has been admitted to a Paris hospital for a pulmonary infection, his son-in-law Frederic Salat-Baroux said Sunday.

Salat-Baroux said Chirac has been admitted to stay a few days for the treatment.

Chirac, 83, served as the French president from 1995 to 2007.

He was best known for his staunch opposition to the war in Iraq – a position that put him at odds with his U.S. counterpart, George W. Bush.

In 2002, he survived an assassination attempt when a neo-Nazi gunman fired a rifle at his open-top car during the annual Bastille Day parade.

CNN’s Bryony Jones contributed to this report.