Paris through the lens of François Truffaut

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Because he represents New Wave in cinema and the desire to abandon movie studios in order to shoot on locations, François Truffaut was the ideal director for a tour in the Parisian streets.

  • Location: Pigalle - Saint-Georges
  • Access by Public Transport: Trinité d'Estienne d'Orves metro station (line 12)
  • Language: English

Paris through the lens of François Truffaut
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We will discover together the district of Paris where François Truffaut spent his youth, where he developed his passion and where he shot some of his most autobiographical movies, especially The 400 Blows.

Do not miss the François Truffaut birthday tour on february 6th 2019

From La Trinité Church to the square of Clichy, at the frontier between the 9th and the 18th Arrondissements, we will see the places where he and later his famous character Antoine Doinel used to live. We will also talk about his influences, the movie theaters he liked and his friends from the cinema and elsewhere.

Juliette Dubois created Ciné-Balade six years ago. She has a master’s degree in the history of cinema. She'll make you dive into the history of cinema in and around Paris. Discover with her, unique light or more serious destinies and stories.

Discover other movie tours in Belleville and Ménilmontant or in Montmartre.


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