Sunday, May 18, 2014

La Discrète (1990)

aka The Discreet Girl
dir. Christian Vincent

Antoine (Fabrice Luchini) tries to convince his girlfriend Solange (Marie Bunel) not to break up with him – Gare de l'Est, Paris, France.

Jean’s (Maurice Garrel) bookstore – 9 Rue de l'Odéon, Paris, France.

Antoine waiting to see which girl will respond to his ad – La Divette de Montmartre, 136 Rue Marcadet, Paris, France.

Antoine writing in his diary – Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris, France. The Palais du Luxembourg is seen in the background.

Antoine on his way to his favorite café – Place Saint-Sulpice, Paris, France. He passes by the Fontaine Saint-Sulpice and the Church of Saint-Sulpice.

Antoine’s café – Café de la Mairie, 8 Place Saint-Sulpice, Paris, France.

Catherine’s (Judith Henri) apartment – 5 Rue de Phalsbourg, Paris, France.

The flower shop – Thalie (now closed), 223 Rue Saint-Jacques, Paris, France. The shop is supposed to be near Catherine’s apartment but it’s actually far away from it, in the Latin Quarter.

Catherine and her friend waiting for Antoine – 14 Avenue Trudaine, Paris, France.

The café where Antoine meets with Catherine and her friend – Le Progrès, 7 Rue des Trois Frères, Paris, France.

The swimming pool – Piscine Rouvet, 1 Rue Rouvet, Paris, France

Antoine gives Catherine a lift to her work – 14 Cité Malesherbes, Paris, France. It's a gated street, not accessible to casual visitors. Many thanks to Nicolas P. for finding this location.

Antoine and Catherine walking along the Seine – Quai d'Orléans near the Pont de la Tournelle, Paris, France.

Antoine drives Catherine’s home – Rue de Phalsbourg, Paris, France.

Jean brings Antoine’s manuscript to Catherine – Gare Saint-Lazare, Paris, France.

Catherine visiting her parents – Divonne-les-Bains, Ain, France.


  1. Catherine's workplace location is Cité Malesherbes, quite close to Avenue Trudaine.

    1. Thank you very much for your help! The street is closed to Google, only a local could identify it.