This is where the entrance to the village with the false sign indicating Meursault was filmed, eh yes don’t look for this entrance to Meursault because it’s the Porte Neuve in Vézelay. Do you remember it? It’s night-time and Augustin is shining his light on the plaque indicating Meursault. This is also the setting for the scene in which Bourvil intercepts Louis de Funès cycling down a street to avoid meeting a German patrol passing by at the junction of rue des écoles and rue de l’Horloge. You’ll no doubt remember the bicycle wheel continuing to turn and the patrol passing by without seeing them?
When Sister Marie-Odile’s cart leaves the fictitious site of Meursault, it’s still Vézelay and its hill that we glimpse in the background.