La BÊte Humaine, 1938
visit the film locations
Visit: Le Havre
The vast Gare St Lazare is featured in 80s cult favourite Diva
Lantier’s engine breaks down at Le Havre Station, in Normandie, where there was much location filming. A section of the Roubauds’ apartment was built on a raised platform in the railroad yard at Le Havre to allow views of the sidings from the window.
Similarly, Lantier’s Paris apartment overlooks the exit of the enormous Gare St-Lazare, the third largest railway station in the world, rue St Lazare. The rail journey filmed was on the line from Evreux to Le Havre.
The village where Lantier stops off to see his godmother, is Breauté, about 15 miles from Le Havre.