Paul Bouchardy (1937 – 2012)

It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our former colleague and friend, Paul Bouchardy, on Friday 17 February.


An outstanding travel agent, well-respected and active within his profession (he was in charge of apprenticeships for the Association of Geneva Travel Agencies - AGAV), Paul was director of the Carlson Wagonlit agency at CERN for many years. He knew the world like the back of his hand, and many people have benefited from his vast knowledge and expert tourist advice. Key figure in the Laboratory since the 1970’s, he retired in 2002 after 38 years with Carlson Wagonlit, including more than 30 years of on-site service to the CERN community.

In these difficult days, our thoughts are with his wife and children and grandchildren, the family he cherished above all else and who accompanied him until embarking on his final journey.

His friends and former colleagues at CERN