Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Le Cercle rouge (1970)

aka The Red Circle
dir. Jean-Pierre Melville

This only covers the portion of the film after the characters’ arrival in Paris.

Commissioner Mattei’s (André Bourvil) arrival in Paris – Gare de Lyon, Place Louis Armand, Paris, France.

Rue des Carmes at Boulevard Saint-Germain with the Panthéon seen in the background.

Mattei’s apartment – 47 Boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris, France.

The office of the Inspector General – Conciergerie, 2 Boulevard du Palais, Paris, France. The view is from the Quai des Gesvres across the Pont au Change.

Corey’s (Alain Delon) apartment – 19 Avenue Paul Doumer, Paris, France.

Santi’s (François Perier) nightclub – this was filmed on a studio set.

Jansen’s (Yves Montand) house – Still searching for this location

The Vendôme column, Place Vendôme, Paris, France.

The jewelry store – Maboussin, 20 Place Vendôme, Paris, France.

The fence’s (Paul Crauchet) house – Still searching for this location

Corey and Vogel (Gian Maria Volonté) park the car before the robbery – 25 Rue Danielle Casanova, Paris, France.

Corey and Vogel on their way to the jewelry store – 27 Rue Danielle Casanova, Paris, France.

Place Vendôme, Paris, France.

Santi's son is arrested – Place du Panthéon looking toward Rue Cujas, Paris, France.

The chateau where the film’s denouement takes place – Château de Monthyon, Monthyon, Seine-et-Marne, France. It belonged to actor Jean-Claude Brialy who bequeathed it to the town of Meaux.

See also...

Le Samourai

Purple Noon


  1. Great blog, thanks. I hope one day you will also cover the first part of the Cercle Rouge, in Marseilles. Cheers.

  2. Bonjour again,
    Did you notice that the street where the fence’s (Paul Crauchet) lives looks very much like one of the Samourai street, where Jef comes to change the license plate and to get a gun (pics 3 and 4 in your blog) ? Cheers.

    1. It might as well be, but I don't know where it is. It may not even exist anymore. The area looks very rundown.