Saturday, May 10, 2014

Stolen Kisses (1968)

French title: Baisers volés
dir. François Truffaut

The closed Cinémathèque Française – Palais de Chaillot near Avenue Albert de Mun, Paris, France. In 1960s the Cinémathèque Française was located in the basement of the right wing of the Palais de Chaillot. In February of 1968 the Cinémathèque founder and Truffaut's idol Henri Langlois was fired by Culture Minister André Malraux – a move that caused local and international uproar (Bernardo Bertolucci depicted those protests in the beginning of The Dreamers.) Truffaut, Godard and many other filmmakers came to Langlois' defense and he was reinstated. In 1974, he received an honorary Academy Award for his lifetime work in film preservation and died three years later. The Cinémathèque has since then moved to 51 Rue de Bercy in the 12th arrondissement of Paris.

The army barracks – Ecole militaire, Avenue de Lowendal at Avenue Duquesne, Paris, France. Many thanks to Roland-François Lack for the correction.

Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) gets of the bus after having been discharged from the army – Place de Clichy, Paris, France.

Antoine visits the prostitutes – 28 Passage Cardinet, Paris, France. Many thanks to Roland-François Lack for pointing that out.

Antoine's old apartment – 36 Boulevard de Rochechouart, Paris, France.

Christine’s (Claude Jade) house – 44 Avenue Edouard Vaillant, Pantin, France. The house has since been demolished and that side of the street is no longer recognizable. Many thanks to Roland-François Lack for the correction and finding the real location.

The hotel where Antoine gets a job as a night clerk – 39 Avenue Junot, Paris, France.

The bar where Antoine meets with private detective Henri (Harry-Max) – Le Cépage Montmartrois, 65 Rue Caulaincourt, Paris, France.

Antoine tailing a woman – Avenue Trudaine between Rue Bochart de Saron and Rue des Martyrs, Paris, France. Many thanks to Roland-François Lack for the correction.

Antoine talking to his coworker – Saint-François Xavier metro station, Avenue de Villars, Paris, France.

M. Darbon’s (Daniel Ceccaldi) office – Still searching for this location

The magician’s apartment – 12 Avenue de Laumière, Paris, France.

The magician entering a bank – Avenue de Laumière at Rue André Dubois, Paris, France. The bank is no longer there, replaced by a modern building.

Antoine talking to a friend on the stairs – Rue Juste Metivier, Paris, France.

Tabard’s (Michael Lonsdale) shoe store – Maralex (now closed), 87 Avenue de Wagram, Paris, France. Many thanks to Roland-François Lack for the correction.

The Basilica of the Sacré Cœur as seen from the Place Saint-Pierre, Montmartre, Paris, France.

Antoine’s new apartment – 15 Rue de Steinkerque, Paris, France

Monsieur Henri’s funeral – Cimetière de Les Lilas, 47 Rue de l'Egalité, Les Lilas, France. Many thanks to Roland-François Lack for the correction.

Antoine’s van crashes into M. Darbon’s car – Rue Caulaincourt at Rue Joseph de Maistre, Paris, France.

Antoine and Christine’s bench – 14 Avenue de Breteuil, Paris, France.

A strange man approaches the couple and declares his love for Christine – 9 Avenue de Breteuil, Paris, France.

See also...

The Dreamers

La Discrète


  1. Just discovering the pleasure of finding the location seen in a film. Really enjoyed Antoine Doinel's Paris.

  2. Really enjoyed this! Have you or anyone else ever rediscovered the locations from 'La Peau Douce'? I was at a Raoul Coutard lecture and he said that the Lachenay apartment was Truffaut's real home but have never found the address. It took me years to, finally, find the Val d'Isere restaurant where the film's Fin occurs!

    1. I haven't researched 'La Peau Douce', and I'm not sure if anyone else has.

  3. Adress Avenue Le Breteuil with the bench of Christine and Antoine - is this the same location - an avenue lined with tall trees - like the dispute between Claude Jade and Jean-Pierre Léaud ("I didn'zt admire you") ?

    1. Yes, the way I recall it. The dome of the Invalides is in the background.

  4. Christine's house in Neuilly was since demolished, but do you know the address (street and number) in Neuilly?

    1. Sorry, no. And the address given in the film was probably fake.

    2. The house of Christine's parents in "Baisers volés" and "Domicile conjugal" was in Pontin

    3. It turns out it was in Pantin. Please see above.

  5. Antoine visits the prostitutes in Passage Lathuille (75018 Paris)

    1. What part of the passage? The buildings don't look like in the film.

  6. Dear Yuri G.

    You'll find here some new locations identified and some corrections to locations wrongly identified. If you use the information please acknowledge the source, thanks:

    1. Thank you, Roland-François. I'll correct my post in the near future and will give you proper credit.