Bugatti at Chantilly

Bonhams has announced an exclusive addition to its international calendar with a new black tie evening sale at Chantilly Arts & Elegance in France, on 5 September 2015.

Hosted in the grounds of Château de Chantilly, the Arts & Elegance event – where horsepower meets the finest equestrian variety – debuted in 2014, attracting around 10,000 spectators to the attractions pictured here. It took in the delights of the Concourse d’Elegance competition for modern concept cars, and a superb Concourse d’Etat for classic cars from around the world.

The Art & Elegance event also plays host to fine art exhibitions, fashion shows, live music and various lifestyle exhibits, all in the grounds of the magnificent château.

McLaren at Chantilly 2014

In addition to the Concours d’Elegance, the original kind of horsepower is in celebration at the event, with equestrian activities in abundance. Chantilly has a notable history with the equine community, home to Chantilly Racecourse and the Living Museum of the Horse, in addition to boasting the largest racehorse-training community in France.

In 2005 the Château de Chantilly estate, including the famous Chantilly Racecourse, received a generous donation by the Aga Khan to restore the estate to the glorious location it is today.
Chantilly equestrian display 2014

Bonhams’ European head of motorcars Philip Kantor said: “We’re delighted to announce this brand new and exclusive motoring sale, taking place on the luxurious grounds of the Château de Chantilly. The event perfectly complements the motoring auction calendar, and will offer an additional sale for our European clientele.

“The concept is to offer a bespoke ‘Salon’ style auction, offering a limited number of very fine examples of collectors’ motor cars, perhaps 30 or so carefully selected lots for the ‘black tie’ evening auction. Our partner, Peter Auto, has embarked on an innovative approach with Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille, creating a new style of Concours – and Bonhams is delighted to be part of it.”

Alfa Romeo in action at Chantilly 2014

Patrick Peter, head of Peter Auto, said: “Bonhams is famous the world over for its auctions, in particular those featuring collectors cars, so we’re delighted that this renowned company will associate itself with our Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille event in addition to its presence at Spa Classic.”

Founded in 1982, Peter Auto has earned an international reputation both in the field of historical and modern cars, as organisers of some of the most renowned motor racing events in the world.
Entry to Bonhams Chantilly Sale is by catalogue only. For tickets to Chantilly Arts & Elegance, visit

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