Paris through the lens of François Truffaut

Because he represents the 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: Paris, 9th arrondissement
  • Access by Public Transport: Trinité d'Estienne d'Orves metro station (line 12)
  • Language: English


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 autobiographic movies, especially The 400 Blows.

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. Let’s dive into the history of cinema in and around Paris. Discover with her, unique destinies, stories, some light, some more serious.

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


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