The collection of André Lurton dispersed

The Artcurial house is auctioning off, on September 27 in Gironde, the civilian and military vehicles of this great Bordeaux figure.

A Fisson 8HP 3 liters “Tonneau” from 1898 estimated between 120,000 and 200,000 euros.
A Fisson 8HP 3 liters “Tonneau” from 1898 estimated between 120,000 and 200,000 euros. Peter Singhof

Sales follow each other but do not resemble each other. Fifteen days after the dispersal of André Trigano’s automobiles, the Motorcars department of Artcurial sells the André Lurton collection. Deceased last year at age 94, this great Bordeaux figure, long president of the Syndicat viticole AOC Entre-Deux-Mers and administrator of the Interprofessional Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB), owner of Château Bonnet, in the heart of Entre-deux-Mers, had built a collection vehicles which certainly had neither the prestige nor the richness of that of Trigano but which recounted his personal journey.

Passionate about mechanics from a young age, André Lurton had for many years assembled vehicles revealing his story, that of his family and that of his wife, Elisabeth Garros. The Simca 6 reminded him of the car from his honeymoon in Chamonix. On the way back, the breakage of a shock absorber had forced them to wait two days on the banks of the Loire for the arrival of

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Coronavirus in Gironde. Many positive seasonal workers in Cap Ferret, several shops closed

The Regional Health Agency (ARS) and the mayor of Lège-Cap-Ferret (Gironde), Philippe de Gonneville, call for caution after the detection of a large number of positive cases in Covid-19. While the tests conducted in July were all negative, those in mid-August are more alarming.

Out of 300 tests carried out, 30 are positive, reports South West. The most affected are the 18-40 year olds. Two clusters were discovered: four cases in a tourist complex and 18 cases in a local business, indicates the regional daily. A meeting was organized by the municipality and the ARS on Monday, August 24.

Seasonal workers particularly affected

Professionals were thus able to share their concerns, in particular concerning the closure of businesses. Several of them had to suspend their activity to screen all the staff. Some even closed “Of their own accord” after detection of positive cases, according to the mayor. “We noticed that many seasonal workers are affected”, said Philippe de Gonneville.

A situation complicated to manage for employers, as a trader explains to our colleagues: “During this meeting, we were asked to be vigilant with our seasonal workers. But after work, you don’t know what they’re doing, you can’t follow them all night. “

Barrier gestures recalled

To cope, the City has taken several measures, such as the compulsory wearing of masks in all markets, in the city center, on piers and oyster villages.

The barrier gestures are reminded to visitors by members of the municipal reserve, in particular in the center of Cap Ferret. The City also organizes screenings for the population.

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