A “French Kiss” Location

If you remember the movie, French Kiss, starring Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline, there is a scene where Luc’s brother drives under an archway into a medieval town square, where they get into a fist fight – that square is Place des Arcades in Valbonne, about a 45 minute drive from Nice.


I was having lunch at the Café des Arcades in this square (at the restaurant where they seemed to have sat) and couldn’t help but think about this movie scene.


(filmed in Valbonne)

The meal was delicious, as I lingered over dessert while a summer rain passed through and people watched. Afterwards, I browsed through some local bric-a-brac shops and stopped by the English Book Centre. A great day, topped off with a “French Kiss” moment!

6 thoughts on “A “French Kiss” Location

  1. Thanks so much for this! French Kiss is one of my favourite movies. Kevin Kline is so …credible…you can almost smell him!

  2. You’re welcome – one of my favorites too. He even studied with a voice coach for his role, to make it more credible!

  3. Great! Did the French kiss moment include a French kiss?

  4. colormusing says:

    I always thought it would be fun to make a tour of sites like this which appeared in movies… Must be a LOT of them in France!

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