To follow in Lupin’s footsteps, come and stay with us at Le Meurice and see for yourself some of the many places you’ve seen on screen.
Follow in the footsteps of Netflix’s Lupin
June 18, 2021
Inspired by the Arsène Lupin books of Maurice Leblanc, Lupin tells the story of a fictional gentleman thief and master of disguise. The dramatic opening scenes of the first series feature the main character, Assane Diop, played by Omar Sy, attending an auction at The Louvre with the intention of stealing a prized diamond necklace. The attention grabbing storyline hooked viewers from the start and was a wonderful showcase for the architectural splendour of The Louvre.
Marché aux Puces de Saint Ouen
This is where Assane goes to visit his best friend, Benjamin Ferel, who runs an antiques shop. The area is known as the largest antiques market in the world, as each weekend around 120,000 visitors come to browse the wonderful array of stalls selling furniture, art, jewellery and much more.
Musée Nissim de Camondo
The Pellegrini’s family residence in the show is actually the Musée Nissim de Camondo. This ornate historic house, built in 1911, is filled with 18th century French decorative art, making in well worth a visit during your time in Paris.
Jardin du Luxembourg
In the second episode, the picturesque Jardin du Luxembourg can be seen with its decorative borders and iconic green chairs. It’s where Assane meets Mademoiselle Pellegrini and tricks the police in order to make another of his daring escapes.
Pont des Arts
This iconic Parisian bridge makes an appearance during an emotional scene between Assane and his son, Raoul. Be sure to look out for it when strolling along the Seine or enjoying a boat ride. Dating back to the early 19th century, it’s a popular place for couples and there are plenty of museums, cafés and monuments to see in and around the area.
Assane and his family travel to the charming Normandy coastal town of Etretat, which is renowned for its cliffs. The coast here has a spectacular white chalk arch jutting out into the sea alongside a 70m/230ft chalk spire, making it worth the three-hour drive from Paris if you fancy a day at the beach. In the show, the characters attend a festival dedicated to Arsène Lupin. An exciting plot twist ends the first series here, with the audience eager for more.
We’re delighted to have our own starring role in Lupin, including our director of front of house and guest services, François Lenne, who passes on a note containing a couple of the stolen diamonds to one of the characters . If you’ve seen the show and are familiar with Le Meurice, you’ll recognise our stone arches along rue de Rivoli, the distinctive lobby and beautiful Presidential Apartment Tuileries. Anne Pellegrini is shown living in this suite and we see her daughter and Assane coming to visit her here.
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