The Louvre

TV show Lupin (2021)
The Louvre Museum is hosting an auction, targeted by Assane Diop (Omar Sy), who wants to steal the Queen's necklace.
Louvre Museum
Louvre Museum - Photo credit: Pixabay

“The question is not where. It’s why?”

Assane Diop (Omar Sy) – Lupin (2021)

The plot of the series begins at the Louvre Museum, where we discover Assane Diop (Omar Sy) disguised as a janitor admiring the various works of art in the place. We quickly understand that he is not in the museum to clean, but to scout. Indeed, being a gentleman burglar, his objective is to steal the Queen’s necklace during an auction, taking place under the pyramid.

It should be noted that these scenes were actually shot in the cultural establishment. Indeed, Louis Leterrier had access to this prestigious place and is now part of the very closed club of directors who shot at the Louvre, alongside Jean-Luc Godard and Ron Howard, to name but a few.

The announcement of the project had raised many questions about the plot of the series, and the role of Omar Sy. Was he going to play Arsène Lupin himself, or was he going to play a completely different character? Finally, these questions were quickly dispelled when the first episodes were broadcast, presenting Assane Diop as a thief, strongly inspired by the novels of Maurice Leblanc, motivated by his desire for revenge after the death of his father.


The character of Arsène Lupin was born under the words of Maurice Leblanc in the short story: L’Arrestation d’Arsène Lupin, published in the magazine Je sais tout in July 1905.

Scene at the Louvre Museum - Lupin
Scene at the Louvre Museum – Lupin. Photo credit: Gaumont Television and Netflix
Scene at the Louvre Museum - Lupin
Scene at the Louvre Museum – Lupin. Photo credit: Gaumont Television and Netflix
Scene at the Louvre Museum - Lupin
Scene at the Louvre Museum – Lupin. Photo credit: Gaumont Television and Netflix

Louvre Museum

A medieval defensive fortress when it was first built in 1190, the Louvre then became the palace and residence of the kings of France until the departure of Louis XIV in 1678.

Almost all the sovereigns who have occupied the place have left their personal mark on it, through enlargement and embellishment work, until it became one with the Tuileries, now destroyed. After the French Revolution, the Louvre became a museum.

Opened in 1793, it was intended to be universal. It is still universal, thanks to its priceless collections and the immense 135,000 m2 of space in which they are housed. With more than 9 million visitors per year, it is the most visited museum in the world with such a vast choice that it would take at least 96 hours to admire everything, spending only 10 seconds in front of each work! The Mona Lisa, painted by Leonardo da Vinci, is of course its jewel with more than 20,000 people admiring it every day.

And in the courtyard, another wonder appeared in 1989 with the glass pyramid by Ieoh Ming Pei. Despite its rich past, the Louvre is always in step with the times, even if it means being a few years ahead of its time.

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

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