The Parc de Bagatelle in Paris in 1988, the perfect venue to host the return of the concours d’elegance in France, where it was born
Since 1988, we conceive and organise events: concours d’elegance, rallies, awards, galas, new model launches… It all started after having attended the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance a couple of times in the early 1980’s. At the time, I was living in Paris and, amazed by what I saw, I thought we should bring back the concours d’élégance to France where the idea was born – I found documents going back to 1911! – and was long forgotten. That is the story behind the ‘Bagatelle’ concours. We have privileged contacts with the most important collectors in the world. We have worked in several European countries, in the USA and in China. When we organise an event, we offer an ‘à la carte’ menu: we can find the proper venue, obtain the necessary authorisations, invite and deal with the participants, provide judging at concours, prepare road books and handle timekeeping in rallies. We are also always delighted to supply food and entertainment! Our clients list includes names such as Ferrari, Louis Vuitton, The Peninsula Hotel Group and many more.
Concours d’elegance in Paris
Artwork by Chuck Queener announcing FF40, an event celebrating 40 years of cooperation between Ferrari and Francorchamps, their Belgian importer, and the world premiere of the new 456 GT
Louis Vuitton Classic ‘Serenissima’ Run, from Monaco to Venezia
A rally in Bohemia
Louis Vuitton Classic Best of the Best ‘Concours’ and ‘Concept’ Awards
The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award, a ‘’Peninsula Moment’’, which followed up on the Louis Vuitton act and of which Christian Philippsen is a Founding Member
Group pictures of judges at concours d’elegance we organise (a special reward will go to the first reader who correctly identifies all personalities on the three photographs!)
Rally briefing with René Metge and Christine Bélanger, two distinguished members of our team
Awards time! Followed by…
… celebrations and entertainment!