Boulevard Leader, Cannes, France
The Boulevard Leader links the city of Cannes to the village of Le Périer.
To Catch a Thief (1955)
The Château de la Croix-des-Gardes, located at 145 Boulevard Leader, was used as the "Sanford Villa" in To Catch a Thief. The entrance to the villa in the film was filmed at a separate location over 20km away.
The Château was also featured in Alain Resnais's L'année dernière à Marienbad (1961).
The masqueraded ball at the end of the film takes place at the Sanford Villa, but was filmed entirely on the sound stages at Paramount.
Selection of film frames: Boulevard Leader