Troyes, the city of Champagne serves as the setting for the filming of the first part of « The Three Musketeers » movie with Eva Green and Vincent Cassel.
A super-production with a 5-star cast
The city of Champagne welcomes the director Martin Bourboulon and his teams to shoot part of the first film inspired by the novel by Alexandre Dumas.Troyes (Aube), a veritable city of cinema, is hosting the filming of The Three Musketeers, directed by Martin Bourboulon. A movie in two parts whose budget will reach a total of 70 million euros. With its half-timbered houses and narrow medieval streets, Troyes is adorned with 16th century attire. About twenty carpenters and painters are busy in the town centre. The assistant manager Mathieu Avolio explains how the fine team comes to hide the elements of modernity, gutter or intercoms. « We have small boxes which will be patinated and which will cover the elements », he explains. « Troyes was chosen for the quality of its architecture « , says Mathieu Avolio, one of the assistant managers. « It has retained its medieval soul, it has the particularity of having kept its half-timbered houses, its cobbled streets. There is not much more to do to give its streets the patina of the 17th century than we we are looking for. »
Eva Green and Vincent Cassel
The two feature films will associate on the screen François Civil (d’Artagnan), Pio Marmaï (Porthos), Romain Duris (Aramis), Vincent Cassel (Athos), Eva Green (Milady), Lyna Khoudri (Constance Bonacieux) or even Louis Garrel (Louis XIII). « We wanted, not only to have the best actors of their generation, but also actors who were right for the role, » said producer Dimitri Rassam at the start of the year. The shooting of the classic by Alexandre Dumas, carried out as much as possible in natural settings, and only in France, began in mid-August 2021 in Île-de-France before continuing in Hauts-de-France. The filming of the Three Musketeers movie in Troyes will last until the end of March 2022.