Wines and furniture: Gérard Depardieu auctions off the goods of his Parisian restaurant Everything must disappear! Dishes, furniture, linen, decoration, unusual objects, curtains, bottles of vintage wines, Gérard Depardieu sells all the goods of his Parisian restaurant “La Fontaine Gaillon”. An auction as discreet as it is highly anticipated… Big names wine It is indeed in the utmost discretion that the restaurant of the second arrondissement of Paris, owned by Gérard Depardieu, closed its doors last June. And it is on July 11th that the actor will auction off all the objects that make up the recently closed restaurant: decoration, furniture, linen, table wares, trinkets and bottles of vintage wines. The sale will take place on site, at the restaurant, at 1 rue de la Michodière at 10 a.m. In total: 260 lots put up for sale.
On the internet, the goods are presented on the website of the auction house Ader Wine lovers and collectors are eagerly awaiting the sale because if some wines are estimated at 50 euros a bottle, other great exceptional vintages could be close to the 6000 euros per unit. Known for being a great lover of gastronomy and wine, the actor will offer bottles of the biggest names in wine like Château-Latour, Haut-Brion, Saint-Emilion, Meursault or Côte-Rôtie. Enough to delight the sharpest palates and fans of the actor simply. Gérard Depardieu says he is left out At 70 years old Gérard Depardieu has expressed the wish to detach himself from all his “French” assets.
For tax reasons, he had also sold his fishmonger, his Japanese grocery store and his mansion in 2017 to leave the capital and reach Belgium. As for the restaurant, he told journalists about the weariness of the restaurant. It was in 2003 that “The Fountain Gaillon” was inaugurated in the presence of many personalities like Johnny Hallyday. Quickly the restaurant had inherited two toques by the famous yellow guide Gault and Millau. You could eat a refined and inventive cuisine: bar carpaccio with curly mustard shoots, grilled Angus steak and mashed potatoes with condiments… The watchword: simplicity, quality products, elegance and respect for the terroir.
At the launch of the gastronomic project, the actor was then the majority shareholder while the rest of the capital was divided between Carole Bouquet, his partner at the time, the Bordeaux winemaker Bernard Magrez, and the restaurant’s first chef, Laurent It’s Audiot.