Set to take place on Saturday, October 5th from 11 am at The Puces du Canal, this special auction will celebrate the life of French gastronomic legend Paul Bocuse through the sale of dozens of his personal effects. All proceeds will be donated to the Paul Bocuse Foundation.

The auction will be hosted by Maître Gérard Richard and will be broadcasted on Interenchères and Drouot Live. Experts Jacotte Brazier (famous Mère Brazier’s granddaughter) and Sir Dennis Bernard (wine connoisseur) will also be present to oversee the auction.

This event is a final tribute to Paul Bocuse. The following are set to be auctioned on the day:

  • Paul Bocuse’s Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL
  • Paul Bocuse’s Mercedes Benz G-Class
  • The historic furniture of the Hostel located at Collonges0au0Mont-D’or
  • Numerous sets of crockery, including the famous VGE soup tureens
  • Numerous grand crus from Paul Bocuse’s personal collection, including well-packed bottles from the chef’s birth year (1926)

Note: no reserve price has been allocated to the various goods.

The money raised will assist the Paul Bocuse Foundation in their aim to perpetuate the traditions of the gastronomy professions, passing on stringency, gestures and expertise. The Foundation, which was founded in 2004, continues to develop ongoing relationships through the maintenance of a strong cooperation with other philanthropy actors; by supporting exchange programs; by providing professional internships and through the provision of access into the culinary culture for as many people as is possible.

The Foundation’s philosophy as described by Paul Bocuse: “We are textbooks, our profession can be learned, it’s a profession of companionship that we have the duty to pass on. Support young people, go hand in hand with them and help them reveal their talents.”

The Puces du Canal is a historic flea market that was created in the last century. Located in Villeurbanne alongside the Jonage Canal, the market has been a favorite in the fair and trading area of Lyon for over 23 years. Holding a long legacy, Puces du Canal holds a melting pot of antiques, a truly enchanting open-air museum built around passionate merchants and high-quality offerings.

Auction details:

When: Saturday 5 October 2019
Time: 11:00
Where: Puces du Canal, 5 Street Eugène Pottier, 69100 Villeurbanne

Find more information on the event here.


Images © Laurent Cipriani & Paul Bocuse Foundation