Rue d'Orchampt

Movie The Spanish Apartment (2002)
Rue d'Orchampt is the setting for the first kiss between Xavier and Martine, the two heroes of The Spanish Apartment.
Rue d'Orchampt
Rue d'Orchampt. (photo credit Guilhem Vellut / Wiki Commons)

“I’ve been thinking about our first kiss. I remember it was in the street in Orchampt. I don’t know why we chose the street in Paris that had the smallest sidewalk.”

Xavier (Romain Duris)

Xavier (Romain Duris) and Martine (Audrey Tautou) are installed at Au Soleil de la Butte to make their separation official over a drink.

As he holds his ex-girlfriend in his arms one last time, the young man remembers their first kiss in the street of Orchampt.

They had chosen this artery when it had the smallest sidewalk in Paris. A good way to be in each other’s pocket.

Their separation takes place in a relaxed atmosphere, without the effusion of violent words. So they part on good terms.


The number of people in millions who have benefited from the Erasmus programme since its creation in 1987.

The film has performed well internationally, earning over $31 million. For the translation of some English subtitles, sections have been deliberately mistranslated to keep the humorous aspect of the film. For example, in the scene where Wendy (Kelly Reilly) mispronounces “Xavier n’est pas là…”, in English it was written on the screen: “Xavier eez not here…“.

Rue d'Orchampt

Rue d’Orchampt is located in the 18th district of Paris. It is the Parisian artery with the smallest sidewalk.

136 m long, the rue d’Orchampt is not very wide. It measures 3 m between its sidewalks.

It is named as such from 1878. Previously, this private road was called rue Barthélémy.

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