Le Stuff’s Definitive Location Guide to Alfred Hitchcock’ s Classic Film
Series Post #5
At the end of post # 4 the police were fast approaching Robie’s villa just outside the village of St Jeannet.
The police enter the house and ask the former jewel thief to accompany them to the station for questioning. He agrees, but asks if they will first allow him to change into something a bit more formal. While changing in his bedroom he fools the police into thinking he has escaped by car. And so begins the famous chase scene that takes viewers through some of the most picturesque villages in the south of France (apparently this was was also one of the first cinematic sequences filmed from a helicopter).
The first town we see is Le Bar sur Loup. Le Bar is a picturesque, working class village that looks pretty much the same today as it does in the movie, with its dramatic, fourteenth century chateau dominating the town center. Notice the old railroad bridge at the edge of town. Continue reading