6 TV series shot in France to binge watch now!

France is a favourite spot for shooting TV series. Here are our choices of series accessible in Canada via online streaming services. Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing French landscapes from the comfort of your home!

Versailles, the reign of King Louis the XIV

This series takes place inside the residence of Louis the XIV, while the King seeks to subdue the French nobility to his authority by building the sumptuous Palace of Versailles. The Palace of Vaux-le-Vicomte (External link) , whose decor is more coherent with the construction period in the script, therefore welcomes George Blagden as Louis XIV. Intrigues and political affairs mingle to keep you at the edge of your seat during these 3 seasons. This series is available on Netflix, Gem (External link) and Crave (External link) !

Genius: Picasso, Antonio Banderas' tribute to Pablo Picasso

Genius: Picasso tells the story of one of the 20th century's most influential, controversial, and celebrated artist. Also explored are the muses who inspired him. Starring Antonio Banderas (External link) , the episodes present how the Spanish-born Picasso's passion and creativity were inseparably linked to his personal life, which included tumultuous marriages, numerous affairs and constantly shifting political and personal alliances from his beginnings in Paris to his ateliers in Cannes and Aix-en-Provence. Available on National Geographic (External link) .

Call my agent, a wonderful casting!

The plot of this comedy series takes place in the heart of Paris, between the Louvre Museum and the gardens of the Palais Royal. Mathias (Thibault de Montalembert), Andrea (Camille Cottin), Gabriel (Gregory Montel) and Arlette (Liliane Rovère) are trying to save their prestigious artistic agency of actors after the death of its founder. The brilliant cast (External link) of this TV series brings to the screen Cécile de France, Monica Bellucci, Jean Dujardin, Isabelle Huppert, Joey Starr, Christophe Lambert, etc. The main actors are excellent, and keep the viewers in suspense throughout the series, available on Netflix. A must-see!

Riviera, an addictive storyline in eye-catching Côte d'Azur

The British series Riviera revolves around actress Julia Stiles (External link) as Georgina Clios, wife of a wealthy art collector, who died suddenly in an explosion aboard a yacht. The widow's investigation plunges us into the troubled waters of the marvelous Mediterranean, with many scenes set in Nice and Monaco. This star-filled series also includes Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones), Vincent Perez, Lena Olin, Poppy Delevingne (External link) and Will Arnett. It may be viewed on Sundance Now (in English only) and illico (External link) .

Marianne, a new must-see French horror series on Netflix

First aired on Netflix on Friday, September 13th, the 8-episode French horror series created by Samuel Bodin will freeze your blood. Emma, a successful young novelist, writes books about a witch named Marianne, an evil spirit not as fictional as one might think. The talented actress Victoire du Bois interprets her character in the wild and grandiose landscape of Brittany. The shooting of the series took place in the heart of Finistère (External link) , in the city of Clohars-Carnoët. This breathtaking and mystical setting even makes the master of horror Stephen King (External link) shiver! Get ready to be spooked while longing to visit the rugged and grandiose landscape of Brittany.