In a pan the film climbs the stairs that connect the rue Paul Albert with the rue Lamarck, finishing with a view of its tourist protagonists at the Hôtel 'A La Savoyarde':
Looking up from their hotel room they have a view of the Sacré Coeur :
Looking down they see the top of the staircase, and the woman that one of them has come to meet:
The stairs are still as they were, but the façade of the hotel has changed, it has lost its principal entrance, and it is no longer a hotel:
Among the Paris locations found by Albert Capellani in 1913 for his historical drama Le Chevalier de Maison Rouge was the cour de Rohan, also known as the cour de Rouen. This is a set of courtyards with parts dating back to the thirteenth century, though most is from the sixteenth century onwards, such as this well:
But the most often represented feature of the cour is the staircase:
Here it is in a postcard, franked in 1908, and in a photograph by Atget from 1915:
It was photographed by Marcel Bovis in 1938 and by Janine Niepce in 1957:
And Mark Shaw photographed a Chanel dress there in 1955:
Just up those stairs was the painter Balthus's studio. When Leslie Caron runs up them, as Gigi, she appears to be going to visit him:
When Louis Jourdan comes down into the courtyard after visiting Gigi, in the next shot he is in the rue de Furstemberg, which is where Balthus had a studio before coming to the cour de Rohan. These are strange coincidences.
The steps of the entrance to the Palais de Justice, on the île de la Cité, facing the place Dauphine. These steps were inaugurated in 1875.
These are images illustrating a paper on 'Les Escaliers de Paris' for the 'Paris en Images' conference, 24-25 May 2012. For details of the conference see here: Paris en Images
L'escalier Daru in the Louvre: Belphégor (Henri Desfontaines 1927); Funny Face (Stanley Donen 1957); Bande à part (Jean-Luc Godard 1964); The Dreamers (Bernardo Bertolucci 2003)
The escalier Daru is part of Hector Lefuel's modifications of the Louvre in the 1850s. Lefuel was the Louvre architect from 1853 until his death in 1880. The escalier Daru was only fully completed in 1930.
Straub and Huillet give two views of the Victory of Samothrace, but do not show the stairs above which the statue was placed in 1884.
rue Piat, passage Julien Lacroix, rue Vilin, passage de la Duée, Notre Dame de la Croix, all 20e, in Le Ballon rouge (Albert Lamorisse 1956)
(With thanks to Piet Schreuders and Furore, where you will find the missing red balloon.)
passage Cottin, 18e in I Vinti (Michelangelo Antonioni 1953) and Mata Hari agent H.21 (Jean-Louis Richard 1964)
The passage Cottin appears in its natural dilapidated state in Antonioni's film, made and set in 1953, but eleven years later, in Richard's film, it has to be cleaned up to represent the Paris of 1917:
place Emile Goudeau, 18e, & rue Paul Albert, 18e - Leur Dernière Nuit (Georges Lacombe 1953) & Les Rendez-vous de Paris (Eric Rohmer 1995)
The pension where the protagonists live is in the place Emile Goudeau. It's now a TimHotel, and appears in Eric Rohmer's Les Rendez-vous de Paris (1995):
The same stairs appeared in Jean Renoir's La Chienne (1931):
For other stairs in La Chienne, see an earlier escalographe post, here.
In Leur Dernière Nuit, the school where the woman works is nearby, at the bottom of the stairs rue Paul Albert: