- Colin Firth
- Annette Bening
- Meg Tilly
- Fairuza Balk
- Jeffrey Jones
- Fabia Drake
- Henry Thomas
- Vincent Schiavelli
visit the film locations
Paris: Flights: Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Musée Nissim de Camondo, 63 rue de Monceau, a mansion on the edge of Parc Monceau in Paris (tel: 188.8.131.52; metro: Villiers)
Chateau Chantilly, twenty miles north of Paris on the N16 in the Picardy region. The chateau is open to the public (tel: 01.44.57.08.00, admission charge), set among gardens and lakes to the west of the town of Chantilly. Its a 30-minute walk from Chantilly-Gouvieux station (rail: Paris, Gare du Nord)
Abbaye aux Hommes in Caen, currently used as Caen's town hall (guided tours; tel: 33.02.31.30.42.81)
One of those odd coincidences that sees two versions of the same story being filmed simultaneously. This adaptation of Laclos’ Les Liaisons Dangereuses went into production before, and wrapped after, Stephen Frears’ Dangerous Liaisons, but ultimately disappeared in its wake, despite having twice the budget.
It was made on locations in Paris, Caen and Bordeaux.
The estate of Mme de Rosemonde (Fabia Drake) is Chateau de la Motte-Tilly (tel: 03.25.39.99.67), an 18th century chateau at Nogent-sur-Seine, about 50 miles east of Paris.
Interiors were shot in the Musée Nissim de Camondo, 63 rue de Monceau, a mansion on the edge of Parc Monceau in Paris and the Hotel des Ambassadeurs de Hollande, 47 rue Vieille-du-Temple in the Marais district of Paris – where Beaumarchais wrote The Marriage of Figaro. Despite its name, this splendid mansion has never been the Dutch embassy and, sadly, it’s not open to the public.
Filming also took place at Chateau de Versailles, and the Abbaye aux Hommes in Caen, built in 1064 for William, Duke of Normandy. The abbey is currently used as Caen’s town hall (guided tours; tel: 33.02.31.30.42.81); Meaux, an old town about 35 miles east of Paris on the River Marne, and in Bordeaux.