Anne Pingeot

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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. 


  • 2005: Catalano, Géraldine; Chemin, Ariane. Une famille au secret; le Président, Anne et Mazarine. Paris: Stock. p. 264. ISBN 2-234-05813-9. 
  • 2008: La sculpture au XIXe : mélanges pour Anne Pingeot, collectif coordonné par Catherine Chevillot et Laure de Margerie, Éditions Nicolas Chaudun, ISBN 978-2-350-39054-3
  • 2012: Mazarine Pingeot, Bon petit soldat, Paris, Julliard, ISBN 978-2260020356
  • 2014: Le Bailly, David. La captive de Mitterrand. Paris: Stock. p. 341. ISBN 978-2-234-07534-4. 
  • François Mitterrand,
    • Journal pour Anne : 1964–1970, Éditions Gallimard, coll. "Blanche", 2016, 496 p. ISBN 978-2070197231
    • Lettres à Anne : 1962–1995, Gallimard, coll. "Blanche", 2016, 1280 p. ISBN 978-2070197248