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7 October 2014

As part of the Hotel de Paris renovation project, Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer will auction off part of the establishment's furniture. The task will be entrusted to Artcurial, prestigious world-renowned French auction house. The exceptional event will be held within the hotel from January 25th to 28th 2015 and will be preceded by a four day exhibition.

« This exclusive sale heralds the first stage of our renovation project, involved in a vast revalorisation program of Casino Square. Our commitment to Hotel de Paris legendary history is unwavering, which is why we wish to share it with our customers during this emotional event » explains Luca Allegri Hotel de Paris' General Manager.

« The sale of Monte-Carlo's most legendary Palace's furniture is obviously an event! Monaco is synonymous with Palace, History, Prestige and Art-de-vivre: as many reasons for art fans from around the world to join together for this exceptional sale and to appropriate some of Monte-Carlo's magic » says François Tajan, Artcurial's co-president. Over 3 000 lots will be put up for auction:
-          Furniture from selected public areas and from restaurants;
-          The furniture from 130 suites et rooms, including the famous Winston Churchill suite;
-          400 tableware articles;
-          Bath linens embroidered with the hotel's monogram.
The auction presents a unique opportunity to acquire a piece of the one hundred and fifty year old Palace's history. The Hotel de Paris was inaugurated shortly after the magnificent Monte-Carlo Casino, imagined by Francois Blanc, the founder of the Société des Bains de Mer. He imagined a luxurious establishment that will become the essential luxury and gaming setting. Guests flock from all across Europe to stay in the « hotel that goes beyond anything that has been seen until now », as stated by the founder. Eroll Flynn invites Hollywood's elite to celebrate his wedding; Winston Churchill resides in a 210m² suite, while James Bond visits in Golden Eye. Up to today, members of the Gotha regularity appear: kings, heads of state, artist and internationally acclaimed stars...
Stéphane Aubert, auctioneer and managing partner of Artcurial, adds: «Artcurial continues its history with Palaces, this time on the Riviera with the sale of Monaco's Hotel de Paris furniture. Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer's choice illustrates Artcurial expertise in the development and promotion of this calibre sales event. »  
François Tajan and Stéphane Aubert who already held the hammer for these famous sales will lead Artcurial's team. The exhibition will showcase the furniture for sale in a journey through various rooms in the Hotel. The auction will be held in the iconic Salle Empire.