Le Charme Discret de la Bourgeoisie (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie), 1972

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Flights: Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport


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Spanish director Luis Buñuel also filmed his other masterpiece, Belle de Jour, in Paris.

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie filming location: 2 rue de Franqueville, Passy, Paris

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie filming location: Fernando Rey’s embassy: 2 rue de Franqueville, Passy, Paris.

A group of ever-so-well-mannered bourgeois are constantly frustrated in their attempts to get together for a meal in Luis Buñuel’s surreal black comedy, filmed around Paris, and which deservedly picked up the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1973.

The embassy of super-cynical Fernando Rey (a Buñuel regular who found mainstream fame as ‘Frog One’ in The French Connection), smuggling cocaine in his diplomatic bag, is 2 rue de Franqueville at rue Verdi, near Ranelagh Gardens in the embassy-infested Passy-La Muette district, 16th arrondissement.

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