Les Amants (The Lovers), 1958


Louis Malle


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The 1990 film of Cyrano de Bergerac, with Gerard Depardieu, was filmed around Dijon, and at the Abbey de Fontenaye near to Montbard.

Jeanne Tournier (Jeanne Moreau) is not only married to stuffy old Henri (Alain Cuny) but carrying on an affair in Paris, when she suffers a sudden Gallic attack of amour fou and takes off with a younger hunk, in Louis Malle's early New Wave movie.

The Tournier's villa is a composite of an actual villa in Dijon – as it's supposed to be – together with exteriors filmed near Paris. The grounds were actually way to the south in Provence.

The neighbouring roads were filmed around Burgundy.

The small village where Jeanne and her beau-to-be stop off en route to Dijon is Montbard, 45 miles northwest of the city on the River Brenne and the Canal du Bourgogne.

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