Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo Furniture Auction


As part of the Hotel de Paris renovation project, from January 25th to 30th, 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.

Vente aux enchères d’une partie du mobilier de l’Hôtel de Paris Monte-CarloA prestigious and historical heritage

The exceptional event will be held within the hotel from January 25th to 30th 2015 at 10 am and 2 pm 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.


A unique opportunity to seize

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. » 


The Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo furniture auction in a few figures

- 6 days of auction, 4 days of on-site exhibitions and 4 years of renovations

- 4 000 lots and 10 000 items

- 2 000 plates, 300 dressing gowns and 140 umbrellas

- 138 rooms emptied including the famous Winston Churchill Suite

- 1 million euros estimated value

- €100 to €10 000 estimated value per lot

- 7 months of preparation

- 40 days of inventories 

- 20 people from Artcurial staff dedicated to this auction

- 7.3 million euros: the amount sold by Artcurial at luxury hotel auctions in 2013


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.

A public exhibition of selected lots will take placeat the Hôtel de Paris from 10.00 to 19.00 on 21, 22 and 24 January 2015 and from 10.00 to 21.00 on 23 January.



Click here to see the catalogue of legendary furniture and items for sale.



Register to attend the auction:
T. +33 1 42 99 20 51