TV series shot in France: our picks for the Fall season

TV artisans love to film in France. Here are a few series that you can watch on various streaming platforms available in Canada. There's no shame in binge-watching if it inspires you to cross the pond!

Riviera, an addictive storyline and many eye catching landmarks of the 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 include 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).

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

Posted on Netflix Friday, September 13th, the 8-episode French horror series created by Samuel Bodin will make your blood curdle. 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) trembles! Get ready to be spooked while longing to visit the rugged and grandiose landscape of Brittany (External link) .

Versailles, the reign of King Louis the XIV

This serie takes place inside the court of Louis the XIV, while the king seeks to subdue the French nobility to his authority by building the sumptuous Palace of Versailles (External link) . The Palace of Vaux-le-Vicomte (External link) , whose decor is more consistent with the construction period described in the script, therefore welcomes George Blagden as Louis XIV. Intrigues and political affairs mingle to keep us in suspense during these 3 seasons, available on Netflix!

Genius, 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 various platforms such as National Geographic or

Alice Nevers, the judge is a woman!

This series of investigations will delight lovers of crime TV shows. A young investigating judge in the region of Paris (External link) , Alice Nevers (played by Marine Delterme) teams up with police forces to solve cases related to crime, ethics or major current affairs debates in France.

Call my agent, a wonderful casting!

The plot of this 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 briliant cast (External link) of this TV serie 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 (External link) and on Netflix. A must see!