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French security chiefs meet in Paris, Nice boulevard reopens

  • Cars pass by the National Assembly illuminated in the French national colors in honor of the victims of Thursday's attack in Nice, south of France, in Paris Friday, July 15, 2016. As new details emerged Friday about the Tunisian man who drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, killing at least 80 people and wounding hundreds others, French leaders extended a state of emergency imposed after the Nov. 13 Paris attacks and vowed to deploy thousands of police reservists on the streets. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    Cars pass by the National Assembly illuminated in the French national colors in honor of the victims of Thursday's attack in Nice, south of France, in Paris Friday, July 15, 2016. As new details emerged Friday about the Tunisian man who drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, killing at least 80 people and wounding hundreds others, French leaders extended a state of emergency imposed after the Nov. 13 Paris attacks and vowed to deploy thousands of police reservists on the streets. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman walks on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, southern France, Saturday, July 16, 2016. Nice's seaside boulevard reopens to traffic Saturday following a dramatic truck attack which killed more than 80 people and wounded more than 200 others at a fireworks display. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

    A woman walks on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, southern France, Saturday, July 16, 2016. Nice's seaside boulevard reopens to traffic Saturday following a dramatic truck attack which killed more than 80 people and wounded more than 200 others at a fireworks display. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)  (The Associated Press)

  • A man jogs on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, southern France, Saturday, July 16, 2016. Nice's seaside boulevard reopens to traffic Saturday following a dramatic truck attack which killed more than 80 people and wounded more than 200 others at a fireworks display. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

    A man jogs on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, southern France, Saturday, July 16, 2016. Nice's seaside boulevard reopens to traffic Saturday following a dramatic truck attack which killed more than 80 people and wounded more than 200 others at a fireworks display. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)  (The Associated Press)

French security chiefs are meeting in Paris as Nice's seaside boulevard reopens to traffic Saturday following a dramatic truck attack which killed 84 people and wounded more than 200 others at a fireworks display.

Defense and intelligence leaders are gathering at the Elysee Palace, the official residence of the French president, for talks about the atrocity, the third mass casualty attack against France in 18 months.

Meanwhile the site of the massacre, Nice's famous Promenade des Anglais, was slowly coming back to life Saturday morning. A maskeshift memorial of bouquets, candles and messages had been set up near one end of the expansive avenue.

France is observing three days of national mourning in homage to the victims.