Villa Beau-Chêne

Movie Maigret
The investigation led by Inspector Maigret around the mysterious murder of a young woman leads him to the Villa Beau-Chêne in the Paris region...
Villa Beau-Chêne in the film Maigret by Patrice Leconte (Ciné@, F comme Film, SND Films and Scope pictures)

Maigret, criminal brigade, 36 quai des orphèvres.

Maigret (Gérard Depardieu)

Maigret (Gérard Depardieu) is charged with shedding light on the crime of a young woman found lying in Place Ventimiglia in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. She was wearing an evening gown rented from a boutique the day before her death.

The commissioner then questions witnesses and suspects, including the women played by actors Mélanie Bernier, Jade Labeste and Aurore Clément.

The investigation leads Maigret to visit the latter, owner of the Villa Beau-Chêne, a sublime bourgeois residence in Le Vésinet.

Initially announced under the title Maigret and the Young Dead, the eponymous novel by Georges Simenon, director Patrice Leconte opted for the simple name of the commissioner for the title of his feature film. Its shooting was postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic and started only on February 8, 2021 for a release in theaters one year later. All the shooting took place in the Paris region.

Despite several unfinished projects, this is the first time that Gérard Depardieu and the filmmaker shoot a film together. A film hosted in this vast house that once belonged to Josephine Baker between 1929 and 1947.

Jules Maigret remains famous for his incarnations in movies and television by Jean Gabin, Jean Richard or Bruno Cremer. In total, with Gérard Depardieu, 25 actors have interpreted the role of the commissioner on screen.


The short story imagined by Georges Simenon, Maigret et la jeune morte was adapted 4 times into a TV movie between 1959 and 1972.

Villa Beau-Chêne in the film Maigret by Patrice Leconte (Ciné@, F comme Film, SND Films and Scope pictures)

52 Av. Georges Clemenceau

At 52 avenue Georges Clémenceau in Le Vésinet stands the beautiful Villa Beau-Chêne.

The Villa Beau-Chêne was built at the end of the 19th century in a Louis XIII style for a baroness on the plans of the architect Louis Gilbert. It also has a vast English-style park.

But its most illustrious owner remains Josephine Baker. In 19... Learn more about 52 Av. Georges Clemenceau

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Monday, January 31, 2022

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