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Bernard Tapie’s treasures sold at auction in July

After the private hotel, rue des Saints-Pères in Paris, a villa in Saint-Tropez, a yacht, goods and luxury goods seized or sold to pay off his debts, this is part of the interior of his Hôtel de Cavoye, where Bernard Tapie loved to receive, which will be sold. According to Sunday newspaper from May 8, an auction will take place on July 6 at the Richelieu workshop in Paris. The death of Bernard Tapie, on October 3, 2021, from cancer had indeed not settled the debts of the businessman. Debts that his wife, Dominique, must now repay.

This furniture, which includes a Regency living room, a period chandelier, paintings by masters, Louis XV period carpets, had already been seized in 1994, following the Crédit Lyonnais affair, a dispute which began in the 1990s with the ex-president of OM, and then dragged on for many years. After a veritable legal saga, they were returned to the businessman in 2008. During these eighteen years, they had never been replaced, says the JDD.

But today, seven months after the death of her husband, his widow is crumbling under debts which would amount to 600 million euros, according to an investigation by Paris Match published last February. The furniture, made up of 180 lots including 13 paintings, 128 furniture, 25 lights and 14 carpets, will therefore be sold at auction, which is called “The Bernard Tapie Collection, a French passion”, specifies the JDD. Because there was passion: for years, the true value of this furniture has often been questioned. It is already estimated that the lots would be worth between 4 and 5 million euros.


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