An extra, unexpected perk of flying on French airlines is the introduction to French films and series I might not have known about, and such was the case during my flight in 2018 to France. The French crime series that began in 2017, L’Art du Crime, now with five seasons, does what only the French can do, marry crime with art, and taking viewers directly into the beloved grand as well as lesser well-known, but no less splendid, museums of Paris and throughout France.
Centered around the crime-solving partnering of a police officer Antoine Verlay and art historian Florence Chassagne, the romantic chemistry is immediate, at least for one of them, and the adoration for expertise in their field immediately apparent by the other.
Together, with each crime that takes place either in a museum or at an art school or involving a public figure in the art world, the two work together to solve what seems initially impossible.
Be sure to listen to the end of episode #269 of The Simple Sophisticate podcast to discover a more detailed recommendation as to why I chose and thoroughly enjoy this series.
Watch all five seasons on the following streaming services:
Take a peek at the series in this trailer below; this one for Season 1 where the two lead characters are just beginning to work together, and the tension is palpable:
~One more trailer, that includes taking viewers behind the scenes at the Louvre.
~L’Art du Crime was the Petit Plaisir of episode #269 of The Simple Sophisticate podcast, 32 Ways to Be Parisian Chic