Did you notice Lupin Season 3 filming locations like Trocadero Metro, Palais Royal Cour d’Honneur, Notre-Dame de la Garde in Marseille, Champs-Élysées, Hoops Factory, Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Chateau de Thoiry, Rue Lécuyer, Place Vendome, Galeries Lafayette, Saint Etienne du Mont and National Library of France? Here are the spots to look out for in the third season of the French crime series.
In Part 3 of Netflix’s Lupin, Assane Diop (Omar Sy) tries to right old wrongs from his youth. But he’s also a fugitive following his run-in with Hubert Pellegrini (Herve Pierre), and struggling to reconnect with his wife, Claire (Ludivine Sagnier), and son, Raoul (Etan Simon).
Can Assane and his trusted friend, Benjamin Ferel (Antoine Gouy) pull off more heists with Sofia Belkacem (Shirine Boutella) and Youssef Guedira (Soufine Guerrab) in pursuit? Adding another complication, l’Objecteur reporter Fleur Bélanger (Martha Canga Antonio) suspects there’s more to Assane’s story.
Where Was Lupin Part 3 Filmed?
Lupin Part 3 was filmed in Paris, Montreuil, Aubervilliers and Marseille at the Palais Garnier, Champs-Élysées, Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Place Vendome, Galeries Lafayette, Chateau de Thoiry, Oval Reading Room and Labrouste Reading Room, Arc de Triomphe, The Westin Paris and Notre-Dame de la Garde.
These are the filming locations behind Maison Everlin, the department store, the restaurants, courtyards, basketball court, boxing gym and more Lupin locations seen in the Netflix series.
Lupin Season 3 Locations
In Lupin Part 3, Chapter 1, Assane’s mark passes the Eiffel Tower on his way to Trocadero Metro station, carrying the suitcase. Of course, the Eiffel Tower is a Lupin filming location that needs no introduction, but it’s worth noting that the geography works out. His next stop really is the closest Paris Metro station to the landmark.
Trocadero Metro Station
Assane follows his mark into the Trocadero Metro station entrance, down to the platform and onto the train. The two men meet at the front of the first carriage as the train moves off, before Diop makes his exit.
Notre-Dame de la Garde
The basilica in the 2021 flashback in Lupin Season 3, Chapter 1 is Notre-Dame de la Garde in Marseille. The first chapel on the site was built 800 years ago on the site of an earlier beacon. Because of its ideal situation, successive leaders turned the site to use as a fort, royal residence and even a prison.
The Lupin courtyard location is the Palais Royal Cour d’Honneur. In Season 3, Chapter 1, Assane tries to convince Claire to come with him when they meet under the covered walkways surrounding the courtyard.
Look out for Les Deux Plateaux, or the Colonnes de Buren – striped columns of varying heights that line the courtyard. They form a 1986 art installation created by French artist Daniel Buren, which was commissioned to disguise ventilation shafts serving the lower levels.
And there’s a Netflix location just around the corner. Just beyond the courtyard lies the Jardin de Palais Royal, also known as the park from Emily in Paris. One of the Palais Royal restaurants also appeared in Season 3.
The street where Assane Diop’s motorbike stops in traffic is the Champs-Élysées.
We see him pass the Arc de Triomphe and then the famous avenue as he makes his way to Maison Everlin. Look out for the 8th arrondissement’s bars and restaurants in the background as he waits to make his next move.
Lupin’s Maison Everlin location is in the Place Vendome, Paris. Diop convinces Elizabeth to let him into Maison Everlin as Michel Beaumont, before handing over the letter threatening to steal the black pearl.
The Place Vendome location appears throughout the Chapter as Mr Imbert awaits the robbery. Lupin Season 3 Chapter 1 is set at Christmas, with Christmas trees adorning the square. It’s an elegant area that was first established by Louis XIV and hasn’t lost its elegance. It’s well-known as a jewellery district – a fitting filming location for Maison Everlin in Lupin.
The basketball court in Lupin is Hoops Factory on Rue Pierre Larousse in Aubervilliers, to the northeast of Paris. Look out for the basketball chain’s branding and distinctive supports in the scenes.
The restaurant where the Lieutenant Sofia Belkacem’s (Shirine Boutella) police team wait is in the Centre Commercial Croix de Chavaux, Blvd Chanzy, Montreuil. After receiving intel on Lupin’s threat back pearl heist, they run out of the restaurant near The Ranch’s outdoor seating.
The tower where Diop meets Benjamin Ferel (Antoine Gouy) is the Colonne Vendome in Place Vendome, Paris. Omar Sy shared a behind-the-scenes photo from the Lupin filming location in November 2021 (though additional filming was completed on a replica).
It’s built in stone but coated in bronze, giving it the distinctive green colour – and there’s an unusual story behind the bronze itself. The metal came from Russian and Austrian canons that had been captured by Napolean in 1805.
The Lupin boxing gym filming location is Boxing Beats in Aubervilliers. It appears in flashback scenes as young Assane (Mamadou Haidara) meets Bruno (Noé Wodecki), who introduces him to Manon at the boxing gym.
The boys are seen also walking along Rue Lécuyer before entering the gym.
Assane Diop’s Grave
Lupin’s cemetery location in Season 3 is the Père-Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. Also known as the Cimitiere de l’Est or Cemetery of the East, the graveyard is the final resting place of many well-known people.
In Season 3, Chapter 2, Diop and Ferel explore the cemetery with the help of the dog, J’accuse.
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Look out for a returning Lupin filming location in Montmartre, the Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.
This hilltop location is a popular visitor attraction and filming location, appearing in everything from Emily in Paris to The Parisian Agency: Exclusive Properties.
The carousel location in Lupin Season 3 is the Carrousel de Montmartre in Paris.
In Chapter 2, Ferel passes by as he goes to meet his contact about a potential buyer. The vintage carousel with its faded pastel colours sits below the Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre on a lower level, and it’s open to the public. You can even ride it during certain hours.
The Lupin restaurant filming location where Ferel makes a deal is on the corner of Rue Tardieu and Rue Yvonne le Tac, Paris. In Season 3, Chapter 2, Benjamin pushes for a better price from the buyer after meeting his contact at the Montmartre restaurant.
Oval Reading Room
The library filming location where Raoul researches Lupin’s death is the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. It was founded in the 14th Century, making it one of the oldest libraries in the world.
We see a few of its spaces in Season 3, Chapter 2, but the most notable is the grand reading room with its archways and glass canopy. This is the Oval Room, or Salle Ovale, in the library’s Richelieu building and following a renovation project this Lupin location is open to the public.
At the start of Part 3, Chapter 3, Assane Diop waits near the entrance of Saint-Étienne-du-Mont. The gentleman thief is seen standing in front of the building at night, showing off its unusual position on the curve of the road.
Saint-Étienne-du-Mont is in the 5th arrondissement, and served the earliest incarnation of the College of Sorbonne in the 13th Century. Though in fact, there has been a chapel on this site since the 6th Century.
Further work in the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries added new spaces to the church, and embellished it with Gothic carvings. Many of these are inside, but even its façade gives away some of its grandeur.
Diop passes another Parisian Lupin filming location, the Pantheon, after walking away from Saint-Étienne-du-Mont. In reality, the two are very close together.
We only catch a brief view of the Pantheon’s exterior in Lupin Season 3 but it’s worth visiting. You can explore the crypt to walk inside Sainte-Geneviève mountain, and for the scientifically-minded, Foucault’s pendulum is on display.
Fleur Approaches Claire and Raoul
The scene where journalist Fleur (Martha Canga Antonio) approaches Claire and Raoul as filmed on Rue Japy, Paris. It’s a small street in the 11th arrondissement, named for a 19th Century industrialist who operated factories in the area.
Labrouste Reading Room
The library location Claire visits in Lupin is the National Library of France’s Labrouste Reading Room. Like the Oval Reading Room, this grand space is part of the library’s Richelieu site.
Claire has to overcome a challenge as she searches the shelves, but this library is equipped with another way for readers to obtain books. The architect, Labrouste, installed pneumatic tubes to deliver the books from the shelves.
It's not the first time Lupin has filmed at the Labrouste Reading Room. Assane and Benjamin were previously seen meeting in the library.
Chateau de Thoiry
Lupin’s Chateau de Thoiry is a real French chateau to the west of Paris, and it’s still lived in by the owners, the Counts de La Panouse.
In fact, the same family has held the chateau since 1559. Visitors can tour the rooms of the manor we see in Lupin Season 3, Chapter 4, explore the zoo and botanical gardens outside, or even attempt an escape room.
The Lupin hedge maze location is real – it’s the Chateau de Thoiry maze, part of the manor’s extensive gardens. In Lupin Season 3, Chapter 4, Guédira and Belkacem pursue Benjamin through the maze after he and Assane had prepared a plan. But of course, events take an unexpected turn.
Despite its location just outside Paris, the Lupin hedge maze was created by a Dorset designer, Adrian Fisher. Along with the Chateau de Thoiry maze, he has created around 700 mazes worldwide, including Blenheim Palace’s famous Marlborough Maze.
The Westin Paris
Mariama (Naky Sy Savané) is seen at another Lupin filming location near the Place Vendome, the Westin Paris. The hotel is located on the rue de Castiglione in the 1st arrondissement and opens onto the Tuileries Gardens. If it looks familiar, it’s because the same area featured in an earlier Chapter of the show.
Chaussée d'Antin-La Fayette Metro Station
Claire is seen exiting Chaussée d'Antin-La Fayette Metro station in front of Galeries Lafayette near the end of Season 3. It’s in the 9th arrondissement and opened in 1910 – about 15 years after the department store first opened its doors.
It looks this Lupin scene was filmed in June 2022, as the red branding belongs to Kenzo’s Fall/Winter 2022 collection promotion.
Led by Tomoaki Nagao, the brand unveiled pop-up stores and window displays at Galeries Lafayette Paris Hausmann featuring the signature red poppies.
Claire walks past these displays as she walks from the Metro to the department store entrance.
Galeries Lafayette Paris Hausmann is the Lupin department store filming location in Season 3, Chapter 6. Claire and Assane attempt to meet in the Galeries Lafayette, with Claire crossing at ground level while Assane waits on an upper level.
The department store is on Boulevard Hausmann, and if you visit, don’t forget to look up. The circular balconies lead up to a stunning Art Nouveau cupola that has survived for a hundred years.
Opera Metro Station
Assane’s father exits the Opera Metro by the steps immediately in front of the Palais Garnier on Place de l’Opera. Filming also took place on the real Opera station platform in the Lupin Part 3, Chapter 6.
And yes, the Metro station really is directly in front of the opera house. The prominent location is the reason behind its design – with marble to echo the Palais Garnier’s façade in place of the traditional ironwork.
Palais Garnier Opera House
Look out for the Opera Garnier as a filming location in Lupin Season 3, Chapter 6 as Assane’s father reminisces on the steps. Because it’s so close to the Metro station, it really does just take a few steps to cross from one to the other. This location already appeared in Lupin, as the scene of one of the show’s high-stakes heists.
Arc de Triomphe
Look out for another iconic Lupin filming location, the Arc de Triomphe, during Diop’s motorcycle journey through Paris in Part 3, Chapter 1 and again in Part 3, Chapter 6. The finale sequence was filmed around the Parisian landmark in Place Charles de Gaulle, once again showcasing lesser-known angles of a building we all recognise at a glace.