Our Icons series continues with the exploits of Simenon’s famous detective.
Photographer Joe Richards has created a detailed, illustrated itinerary for a self-guided tour of the detective’s Paris. It starts from the Gare du Nord - described in Maigret’s Memories as “the coldest, draughtiest and busiest of Paris’s stations” – and finishes at Place des Vosges, where Maigret once lived. trussel.com/maig/steps2.htm
Although he left Liège as a young man, Simenon admitted that he often drew inspiration from his memories of the French-speaking city’s landscapes, characters and atmosphere. This excellent walking tour allows you to follow in the footsteps of one its most famous native sons and see his statue ( pictured above). visitezliege.be/en/ visite/footsteps-simenon