The Bourne Identity, 2002

Director

Doug Liman

Cast



visit the film locations

Paris flights: Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport

Stay: Hotel Regina, 2 Place des Pyramides,(tel : +33 (0)1.42.60.31.10) (Métro: Tuileries; Pyramides)

Visit: La Grande Arche de la Défense

Visit: Mykonos


Trivia

Sequels The Bourne Supremacy moves largely to Berlin, while The Bourne Ultimatum is filmed in London, New York, Madrid and Tangier.

The Bourne Identity filming location: Hotel Regina, Place des Pyamides, Paris

The Bourne Identity filming location: Bourne traces his alter ego: Hotel Regina, Place des Pyramides, Paris

It’s back to the Czech Republic for the ‘French’ farmhouse, where the couple bring trouble to a family when they're targeted by The Professor, which is in the village of Suchdol, not far from Ruzyne, Prague’s international airport.

Bourne discovers that his alter ego, John Michael Kane, has been staying at the Hotel Regina, 2 Place des Pyramides, facing the Louvre (Métro: Tuileries; Pyramides), where Marie goes on a recce into the hotel’s grand lobby.

The Bourne Identity filming location: Jardin des Tuileries, Paris

The Bourne Identity filming location: Marie tells Bourne she’s got Kane’s details: Jardin des Tuileries, Paris

It’s in the Jardin des Tuileries opposite, that Marie reveals that – without any of Bourne’s elaborate planning – she’s managed to get Kane’s phone records from the desk clerk.

The Bourne Identity filming location: Grande Arche La Defense, Berlin

The Bourne Identity filming location: Bourne follows a lead: La Défense Grande Arche, Paris

Armed with this information, Jason Bourne is able to check out ‘Alliance Securite Maritime’ at the gigantic hollow cube of La Grande Arche de la Défense (Métro: La Défense Grande Arche). The 100 metre tall arch, built in 1989 west of the city, is the centre of Paris’s business district. Glass-sided lifts will whizz you to the top of the Arch (tickets €9), where there’s a great view to the Arc de Triomphe, a restaurant, gift shop, a museum of computers (mysteriously) and not a lot else.

The Bourne Identity filming location: Pont Neuf, Paris, France

The Bourne Identity filming location: Bourne sets up a meeting with Conklin: Samaritaine building and the Pont Neuf, Paris

The bridge on which Bourne sets up a meeting with Treadstone chief, Conklin (Chris Cooper), is Pont Neuf, which – despite its name – is the oldest bridge over the Seine. He watches from the roof of the Samaritaine Building. Once a flagship store, this striking building is closed for the foreseeable future while structural problems are sorted out. Pont Neuf is, naturally, the setting for the 1990 romance Les Amants du Pont Neuf.

The Bourne Identity filming location: rue de Jarente, Paris

The Bourne Identity filming location: the Treadstone operation is closed down: rue de Jarente, Paris

The final assassination, which shuts down the whole Treadstone operation once and for all, is on rue de Jarente, behind the safe house.

The Bourne Identity filming location: Pont Neuf, Paris, France

The Bourne Identity filming location: Bourne walks away from Treadstone: Pont des Arts, Paris

It’s on the Pont des Arts, alongside the Louvre, that Bourne walks away and mysteriously disappears. The delicate wooden bridge is the scene of the failed suicide attempt in Boudu Sauvé des Eaux, Jean Renoir's 1932 classic (remade by Hollywood as Down and Out in Beverly Hills), and is also featured in Amélie.

The Bourne Identity filming location: Mykonos, Greece

The Bourne Identity filming location: Bourne tracks down Marie: Little Venice, Mykonos, Greece

Photograph: iStockphoto © Bill Stamatis

Bourne finally tracks down Marie to the Greek island of Mykonos, where she’s running a scooter rental business at Sea Satin Market in Little Venice, beneath the island’s famous windmills.

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