Sylvain Augier, former presenter of “Faut pas rêve” and “La Carte aux Trésors” on France 3, has died at the age of 68

The former France Télévisions journalist presented several public service programs in the 1990s and 2000s.

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Former presenter and journalist Sylvain Augier during an action in favor of an association that helps children with disabilities, in Eyguières (Bouches-du-Rhône), on April 14, 2011. (GERARD JULIEN / AFP)

Sylvain Augier, former journalist and television presenter, died on Saturday at the age of 68, his daughter announced to AFP on Tuesday, March 19. The Toulouse, who presented “Faut pas rêve” and “La Carte aux Trésors” on France 3, was a face known to France Télévisions viewers since the 90s. Sylvain Augier’s assistant confirmed this information to France Télévisions, on Tuesday in the afternoon.

The general public first got to know him as presenter, between 1990 and 1999, on France 3, of the magazine “Faut pas rêver” and his Reports on exotic destinations. The show was created. by Georges Pernoud, the father of “Thalassa”, broadcast shortly before.

He then became the iconic presenter of “The Treasure Map” from 1996 to 2005, guiding the red and blue candidates from his helicopter through the landscapes of France, in search of clues that would lead them to a compass rose. The show returned in 2018, with Cyril Féraud as host.

He suffered from bipolarity

In addition to the helicopter, the presenter loved extreme sports. In 1988, at the age of 33, a serious paragliding accident in the Hautes-Pyrénées almost cost him the amputation of a foot.

“He was our reporter Tintin, always a joker”greeted on Tuesday, on the social networkthe presenter and athlete Nathalie Simon, who hosted “La Carte aux Trésors” from 2007 to 2009. “The disappearance of Sylvain Augier is a great loss for the Sud Radio family”station of which he had been a presenter, his colleague Cécile de Ménibus reacted in.

In a moving book published in October, I return from afarSylvain Augier had told late, but without embellishment, his fight against bipolarity, this “formidable enemy”and a suicide attempt that he survived at age 55.

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