Sunday, January 27, 2013

L’Auberge espagnole (2002)

AKA Pot Luck; The Spanish Apartment
dir. Cédric Klapisch

Xavier (Romain Duris) goes to see Mr. Perrin – Le Ministère de l'Économie, des Finances et de l’Industrie, 139 rue de Bercy, Paris, France. It’s now called Le Ministère de l'Économie et des Finances.

Xavier’s apartment building – Still searching for this location

Xavier goes to enroll in the Erasmus Programme – Batiment G (Langues), Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, 200 Avenue de la République, Nanterre, France

Upon his arrival in Barcelona, Xavier gets off the airport express – Plaça de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

Xavier talking about unfamiliar places and streets that would soon become familiar – Via Laietana, Barcelona, Spain

Xavier crossing the square – Plaça Reial, Barcelona, Spain

Xavier searching for the home of the Miralpeix family, where he was initially supposed to stay - Carrer Escudellers Blancs, Barcelona, Spain

Xavier meets with Anne-Sophie (Judith Godrèche) - Parc Güell, Barcelona, Spain

Xavier writing to his Parisian girlfriend Martine (Audrey Tautou) – Platja de la Barceloneta, Barcelona, Spain

A view from the apartment that Xavier shares with other Erasmus students - Still searching for this location

Isabelle (Cécile de France) complains about teaching being in Catalan – University of Barcelona, L'Eixample, Barcelona, Spain

Xavier takes Anne-Sophie to see the Sagrada Familia, Plaça de la Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain

The bar where Xavier hangs out – Iposa, 14 Carrer Floristes de la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

Anne-Sophie complains about Barcelona being "such a dirty city" - The area has been redeveloped and the new Barcelona University building stands in its place. The second screenshot shows them walking down Carrer Montalegre toward the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA).

Xavier takes a cable-car ride with Anne-Sophie - Telefèric del Port, Barcelona, Spain

Xavier’s date with Anne-Sophie which begins their affair - Parc Güell, Barcelona, Spain

Wendy (Kelly Reilly) with her American boyfriend – Rambla del Mar, Barcelona, Spain

Xavier goes to see Anne-Sophie’s husband for a medical check-up – Hospital del Mar, Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta 25, Barcelona, Spain. The same hospital was also featured in Pedro Almodovar's All About My Mother.

Xavier gets a phone call about Wendy's English boyfriend coming to visit – Carrer de les Caputxes, Barcelona, Spain

The apartment’s balcony - Still searching for this location

Back in Paris, Xavier meets with Martine, and he feels it might be their last time together – Au soleil de la butte, 32 Rue Muller, Paris, France. The same café was used in the 1995 remake of Sabrina.

Xavier and Martine kiss on "the tiniest sidewalk in Paris" – Rue d’Orchampt, Paris, France

Xavier goes to "the neighborhood that the Parisians never visit" – Rue Maurice Utrillo, Montmartre, Paris, France

Xavier wandering through Montmartre – Place du Tertre, Paris, France

2 Rue des Saules, Paris, France

See also...


Vicky Cristina Barcelona


  1. Hi and congrats for your work. It is tremendously important for me to find the exact address of Xavier's house in Barcelona. Were you able to finally locate it? Please help

    1. It’s at Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 629 Barcelona. Use Google Earth and you’ll be able to zoom into the courtyard as seen in the film.