Anne Pingeot

Anne Pingeot (born 13 May 1943 in Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dôme) is a French art historian specialising in French sculpture of the 19th century and author of several books and catalogues.[1] She was curator at the department of sculpture at the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay.

She was the mistress of François Mitterrand, the former President of the French Republic.[2] Together they had a daughter, Mazarine Pingeot.[3][4][5]


  1. Pingeot, Anne; Hoozee, Robert; Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais; Musée des Beaux-Arts (1997). Paris-Bruxelles, Bruxelles-Paris. Réunion des Musées Nationaux.
  2. [ "Jean-Edern Hallier mord encore", Jean-Pierre Thiollet interview by Sébastien Bataille, Causeur, 8 October 2016.
  3. Ben-Yehuda, Nachman (2001). Betrayals and Treason: Violations of Trust and Loyalty. Westview Press. p. 50. ISBN 0-8133-9776-6.
  4. "François Mitterrand's love letters to secret mistress to be published". The Guardian. 5 October 2016.
  5. "François Mitterrand's passion for secret mistress laid bare in love letters published for first time". Telegraph. 6 October 2016.


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