Regina and Peter Joshua (Cary Grant) sleep in adjacent rooms of this hotel called at the time the Saint-Jacques. Now, it’s called the Maxime Latin. To get there, the characters go by the Saint-Jacques metro station, underground in the film but above ground in reality. The filming was done at the Varenne station, on line 13, quite a bit closer to the gardens on the Champs-Élysées, to Palais Royal, the Halles and the Comédie Francaise that we see on screen. Because the difference in age of the two actors made Cary Grant uncomfortable, some comical anecdotes were added in the scenario in order to reassure him. The name of his role is composed of the two first names of director Stanley Donen’s sons.
Photos of The Saint-Jacques Hotel taken by Fantrippers at 28 Rue Censier
Scenes of Charade in which The Saint-Jacques Hotel appears
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