The new Netflix hit series
Unforgettable thanks to the film “Pretty Best Friends”: It is a real pleasure to follow Omar Sy on his journey through Paris.
The young Assane Diop (played by Omar Sy) sees his life turned upside down after the death of his father. He was wrongly charged with a crime he did not commit. Twenty-five years later, Assane tries to avenge his father's death, instigated by his hero: Arsène Lupin.
Inspired by one of the most famous works in French literature by Maurice Leblanc, which has been honored by numerous adaptations in the last century, the new television series from Netflix, directed by Louis Leterrier (The Transporter, The Incredible Hulk, Danny the Dog) shows a contemporary version by Arsène Lupin, master in the art of disguise and the legendary break-ins in grandiose Paris around the turn of the century 1900.
1. Porte Saint-Martin (Paris)
Assan meets with Claire in the Porte Saint-Martin district of Paris and talks to her about everything, including the upcoming birthday of their son Raoul.
Also worth seeing: [The Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin] (https://en.parisinfo.com/paris-museum-monument/71716/Theatre-de-la-Porte-Saint-Martin )
2. Musée Nissim Camondo
In the series, the Pellegrini family's villa is the starting point for the story. These scenes were filmed in the Paris museum called [Nissim de Camondo] (https://madparis.fr/en/museums/musee-nissim-de-camondo/ ) near the Arc de Triomphe.
3. Louvre (Paris)
4. Jardin du Luxembourg (Paris)
Assan meets up with Pellegrini's daughter in the Jardin du Luxembourg. This garden is one of the [most beautiful parks in Paris] (https://us.france.fr/en/paris/article/paris-top-green-spaces-capital), which the Parisians affectionately call "Luco". The park is located in the 6th arrondissement (Metro: Port Royal or Luxembourg).
5. Flea market in the Saint-Ouen district (Paris)
Assane's school friend has a small antique shop in the Saint-Ouen district with all kinds of curious antiques. Saint-Ouen is an absolute must for collectors with its large "Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen" flea market.
[More information about the flea markets in Paris] (https://en.parisinfo.com/shopping-paris/83442/March%C3%A9-aux-puces-de-Paris-Saint-Ouen )
6. Pont des Arts (Paris)
Assane walks across the Pont des Arts bridge with his son. If you want to go for a walk or jog along the Seine on your next trip to Paris, you will find [6 great routes] here (https://us.france.fr/en/paris/article/running-paris-top-7-spots).
During the series, the main actors take the TER regional train on a day trip via [Le Havre] (https://us.france.fr/en/normandy/article/havre) (UNESCO World Heritage Site) to [Étretat] (https://us.france.fr/en/normandy/article/destination-etretat-0) in Normandy, a charming place known for its beautiful landscapes, white chalk cliffs and pebble beaches. Assan, Claire and Raoul take a leisurely stroll on Etretat Beach.
Over the centuries this spectacular setting has inspired many artists, including painters such as Eugène Boudin, Gustave Courbet, Claude Monet ... But Maurice Leblanc, the writer who created the figure of Arsène Lupin in 1905, also made this place one of the scenes of his work. Tip: In Etretat you can visit the former home of the writer, a charming half-timbered house, which the author called "Le Clos Lupin", in homage to his hero and the flowers, lupins, that he planted there. The [Museum Le Clos Lupine - Maison Maurice Leblanc] (https://en.normandie-tourisme.fr/museums-and-heritage-sites/le-clos-lupin-museum-maurice-leblanc-house/ ) now exhibits original photos, paintings, writings and other personal items by Maurice Leblanc.
However, the Lupin-Festival that takes place in the series is fictitious (source: [www.cineserie.com] (https://www.cineserie.com/news/series/lupin-sur-netflix-la-fete-detretat-existe -t-elle-vraiment-3996386 /)).
8. On the roofs of Paris
Assan is on the rooftops of Paris in an exciting man chase. In this scene, the viewer can see great views of the French capital.