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Maigret - in France, outside Paris

compiled by Guido de Croock
revised: including modifications based on David Drake's Addenda

See Maigret's Journeys in France

(italicized titles are short stories)
# French Title English1 Year2 Dated in3 Locality Region Department
1 M. Gallet décédé Maigret Stonewalled,
The Death of Monsieur Gallet
1930 Morsang-sur-seine Sancerre Val de Loire Cher (18)
2 Le Charretier de la "Providence" Maigret Meets a Milord,
The Crime at Lock 14
1930 Morsang-sur-seine Dizy, Epernay Champagne-Ardennes Marne (51)
3 Au Rendez-vous des Terres-Neuvas. The Sailor's Rendezvous 1931 Morsang-sur-seine Fécamp Normandie Seine-Maritime (76)
4 La Nuit du carrefour Maigret at the Crossroads,
The Crossroad Murders
1931 La Ferté-Alais Arpajon Ile-de-France Essonne (91)
5 Le Port des brumes Death of a Harbour / Harbor Master,
Maigret and the Death of a Harbor Master
1931 Ouistreham Ouistreham (Riva-Bella) Normandie Calvados (14)
6 La Guinguette à deux sous A Spot by the Seine,
Guinguette by the Seine,
Maigret and the Tavern by the Seine,
Maigret to the Rescue
1931 Ouistreham Seine-Port / Morsang Ile de France Essonne (91)
7 Le Chien jaune A Face for a Clue,
Maigret and the Concarneau Murders,
Maigret and the Yellow Dog
1931 La Ferté-Alais Concarneau Bretangne Finistère (29)
8 L'Affaire Saint-Fiacre Death of a Countess,
Maigret and the Countess,
Maigret Goes Home,
Maigret on Home Ground,
The Saint-Fiacre Affair
1932 Cap-d'Antibes Saint-Fiacre (?)5 Paray-le-Frésil Auvergne Allier (03)
9 Le Fou de Bergerac The Madman of Bergerac 1932 La Rochelle Bergerac Aquitaine Dordogne (24)
10 Chez les Flamands Maigret and the Flemish Shop,
The Flemish Shop
1932 Cap-d'Antibes Givet Champagne-Ardenne Ardennes (08)
11 Liberty Bar Liberty Bar,
Maigret on the Riviera
1932 Marsilly Antibes, Cannes Côte-d'Azur Alpes-Maritimes (06)
12 La Vieille dame de Bayeux The Old Lady of Bayeux,
The Bayeux Murder
1938 La Rochelle Caen Normandie Calvados (14)
13 Les Larmes de bougie Journey into Time,
Journey Backward into Time,
Death of a Woodlander
1938 La Rochelle (Neuilly-sur-Seine) Vitry-aux-Loges area, probably Ingrannes Centre Loiret (45)
14 La Péniche au deux pendus. The Barge with Two Hanging Bodies,
Dead Man's Barge,
Inspector Maigret Thinks,
Two Bodies on a Barge
1938 La Rochelle (Neuilly-sur-Seine) Le-Coudray-Montceaux Villers / St.-Fargeau Ile-de-France Essonne (91)
15 Tempête sur la Manche Storm in the Channel,
Storm over the Channel
1938 La Rochelle Dieppe Haute-Normandie Seine-Maritime (76)
16 L'Improbable Monsieur Owen The Unlikely Monsieur Owen 1938 La Rochelle Cannes Côte-d'Azur Alpes-Maritimes (06)
17 L'Auberge aux noyés The Inn of the Drowned,
The Drowned Men's Inn
1938 La Rochelle Nemours / Montargis Ile De France
Centre
Seine-et-Marne (77)
Loiret (45)
18 Le Notaire de Châteauneuf Inspector Maigret and the Missing Miniatures,
The Three Daughters of the Lawyer
1938 La Rochelle Châteauneuf-sur-Loire (50 km) Centre (Val-de-Loire) Loiret (45)
19 Ceux du Grand Café The group at the Grand Café 1938 La Rochelle Meung-sur-Loire Centre (Val-de-Loire) Loiret (45)
20 Jeumont, 51 minutes d'arrêt Jeumont, 51 Minutes' Stop!,
Jeumont, 51 Minutes' Wait!,
Inspector Maigret Deduces
1938 La Rochelle (Neuilly-sur-Seine) Jeumont Nord Nord (59)
21 La Maison du juge Maigret in Exile 1939 (1940) Nieul-sur-Mer L'Aiguillon Pays de Loire Vendée (85)
22 Vente à la bougie Inspector Maigret Directs,
Under the Hammer,
Sale by Auction
1939 Nieul-sur-Mer Pont-du-Grau (?)5 Pays de Loire Vendée (85)
23 L'Inspecteur Cadavre Maigret's Rival 1941 (1943) Fontenay-le-Comte (St. Mesmin-le-Vieux) Saint-Aubin-les-Marais (?)5 Between Fontenay-le Comte and Niort Pays-de-Loire Vendée (85)
24 Félicie est là Maigret and the Toy Village 1941 (1942) Fontenay-le-Comte (Aiguillon-sur-Mer) Poissy Ile-de -France Yvelines (78)
25 Menaces de mort4 Death Threats 1942 Saint-Mesmin Le-Coudray-Montceaux Ile-de-France Essonne (91)
26 Maigret se fâche Maigret in Retirement 1945 Paris Orsenne (?)5 between Corbeil and the Fontainebleau forest. Probably Le Coudray Ile-de-France Essonne (91)
27 Le témoinage de l'enfant de chœur The Evidence of the Altar-Boy,
Crime in the Rue Sainte-Catherine,
According to the altar boy,
Elusive Witness
1946 Saint Andrews (Canada) (Ste-Marguerite du-Lac-Masson (Québec), Canada) Probably Nantes Pays-de-Loire Loire-Atlantique (44)
28 Les Vacances de Maigret A Summer Holiday,
Maigret on Holiday,
No Vacation for Maigret
1947 Tucson (U.S.A.) Les-Sables-d'Olonne Pays-de-Loire Vendée (85)
29 Mon ami Maigret My Friend Maigret 1949 Tumacacori (U.S.A.) Porquerolles Provence Côte d'Azur Var (83)
30 Maigret et la vieille dame Maigret and the Old Lady 1949 Carmel (U.S.A.) Étretat Normandie Seine-Martime (76)
31 Maigret à l'école Maigret Goes to School 1953 Lakeville (U.S.A.) St.André-sur-Mer (?)5 Surr. La Rochelle (probably Nieul-sur Mer Poitou Charente-Maritime (17)
32 Maigret a peur Maigret Afraid 1953 Lakeville (U.S.A.) Fontenay-Le-Comte Pays de Loire Vendée (85)
33 Maigret à Vichy Maigret in Vichy,
Maigret Takes the Waters
1967 Epalinges Vichy Auvergne Allier (03)
Neuilly-sur-Seine
34 M. Lundi Mr. Monday 1938 (1936) La Rochelle (Neuilly-sur-Seine) Neuilly-sur-Seine Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine (92)
35 Maigret et la Grande Perche (Inspector) Maigret and the Burglar's Wife 1951 Lakeville, CT (USA) Neuilly-sur-Seine Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine (92)


1. All published English titles with thanks to Stephen Trussel at: http://www.trussel.com/f_maig.htm
2. All dates refer to the year of writing of the novels or stories. Publishing dates are not relevant in the scope of this study.
3. According to: Maurice Piron, Michel Lemoine, L'Univers de Simenon, Guide des Romans et Nouvelles (1931-1972) de Georges Simenon, Presses de la Cité, Paris, 1983.
4. This work is not mentioned in L'Univers de Simenon (cfr.3). The year 1942 is the publishing year and Saint-Mesmin is the place where Simenon lived during that period. Both data are unreliable.
5. (?) = nonexistent localities.


David Drake's Addenda

This chart has gone through several stages of evolution. When Guido de Croock first presented it, there were only 29 "out-of-Paris" entries. David Drake then made a case for six additional entries, which were appended as "Drake's Addenda". These included Félicie est là (near Poisey), "Vente à la bougie" (Vendée), "Jeumont, 51 minutes d'arrêt" (Jeumont), and "Le témoinage de l'enfant de chœur", which Dave suggested was probably set in Luçon. In addition, he listed two set in Neuilly, Maigret et la Grande Perche and "M. Lundi", explaining that he considered any setting where Maigret operated "outside of his jurisdiction" as an "out-of-Paris" story. De Croock responded to that addenda by adding Drake's main four to his list, but provided evidence for Nantes as the probable setting for "Le témoinage de l'enfant de chœur", which Drake found equally convincing. De Croock kept the Neuilly settings as separate from "out-of-Paris", maintaining that they were essentially Paris stories. When Oz Childs reported that in fact Neuilly was in Maigret's jurisdiction, Drake went along with de Croock's analysis, and the result is the above table. Dave summarized the Maigret cases as 64 set in Paris, 33 in France but outside of Paris, and 5 in other countries, a total of 102 plus "Maigret's Memoirs".


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