Here is the price: Hollande’s “betrayal” scooter sold at auction

The scooter – a three-wheeled Piaggio MP3 125 – used by the former French president, François Hollande to leave the Elysée hoping to go unnoticed and reach his lover, the actress Julie Gayet, in her apartment not far from the presidency of the Repubblica, was sold at auction on Sunday for 20,500 euros.

Francois Hollande in an archive image.

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The buyer, owner of a car museum entitled «Prestige et collection» in Jallais, western France, plans to display the scooter, which became famous for photos of the president in the back seat and wearing a helmet, to the public. which toured the world in 2014.

The scooter «is part of the history of France – said the buyer, Denis Bréhéret – I will present it among the 120 vehicles that I already own and which date from 1922 to today».

The story of Hollande’s “betrayal” against his partner at the time, the journalist and writer Valérie Trierweiler, was in the news for weeks.

Trierweiler published the book “Merci pour ce moment” shortly afterwards, a crude indictment of his life in the Elysée with the socialist president, elected in 2012.

SDA

 
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