Bernard Piras

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Bernard Piras
Member of the French Senate for Drôme
In office
Mayor of Bourg-lès-Valence
In office
Personal details
Born(1942-06-05)5 June 1942
Grenoble, France
Died1 February 2016(2016-02-01) (aged 73)
Political partySocialist Party

Bernard Piras (5 June 1942 – 1 February 2016) was a French politician, a member of the Senate of France, representing the Drôme department between 1996 and 2014.[1] He was also the mayor of Bourg-lès-Valence from 2001 to 2014.[1]

Piras was a member of the Socialist Party.[1]


He became the "muse" and significant other of Hermes creative director, Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski in 2012, resulting in a line of silk scarves being formed in his name, as a pun on the city, Paris.


  1. ^ a b c "Drôme : Bernard Piras, l'ancien sénateur-maire de Bourg-lès-Valence est mort". France Bleu. 1 February 2016. Archived from the original on 2 February 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2016.