The French Connection (1971) Filming Locations

Location #1: Opening sequence

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Rue du Vallon des Auffes, Marseille, France


Location #2: Fonfon

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At 140 Rue du Vallon des Auffes, Marseille, France


Location #3: La Samaritaine

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2 Quai du Port, Marseille, France


Location #4: The french agent going home

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Montée des Accoules, Marseille, France


Location #5: The french agent going home (cont’d)

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Rue Baussenque, Marseille, France

2 thoughts on “The French Connection (1971) Filming Locations

  1. Lindley Farley

    Hi Nick,
    I see you cited my location for Roy’s Bar in THE FRENCH CONNECTION, but it was not on Bushwick Ave as you have above. It was on the east side of Myrtle Ave. between Broadway and Lewis Ave (I had found the exact address in a 1970 phone book at the NYPL). Where the bar and bowling alley once stood is now an empty lot, and basically around the corner from what was The Oasis bar/now Chinese restaurant at 912 Broadway where the Santa Claus foot chase begins. What made finding the Roy’s Bar location confusing was using the Myrtle Ave. el as a reference point. A major part of the el was torn down in the late 1970s (originally it extended all the way to Flatbush Ave – you can check a 1970s subway map online), so where Roy’s Bar and Duplex Bowling alley once stood is exactly where today the el line ends on Lewis Ave.
    Thanks,
    Lindley Mitch Farley

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  2. Paul

    The “vanished abrupt road” in location 53 was actually Little Hell Gate Bridge. It was demolished in the 1990s and replaced by Central Road because the Little Hell Gate had filled with sand over the years, and the bridge had become obsolete.

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