|Appearance||Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars|
Montfaucon, also called "Fourches de la grande justice" (Fork of the great Justice) was the main gibbet of the Kings of France until the time of Louis XIII of France. See Gibbet of Montfaucon for more informations.
Broken Sword: The Shadow of the TemplarsEdit
The site of Montfaucon was in the north-east of Paris, near the Canal St. Martin. But nothing remains now. The gibbet was torn down during the Revolution.
In the game it is an area divided in 3 places:
1: Café Montfaucon: This is a hub from where George can access to the Eglise de Montfaucon on the right, and the caverns of Montfaucon in the sewers. This is also a small café on the corner of the area. George can talk to the the Gendarme sitting a the café, and Chuckles, the Juggler.
3: The caverns of Montfaucon: Using the sewer key on the manhole, George goes through the sewers and witnesses the Neo-Templar latest secret meeting. Here, George uses the tripod and Peagram's gem to reveal the location of Marib, Syria.
Broken Sword: The Smoking MirrorEdit
Unlike the previous game, this time around the location only features de Café.
After the events that took place in Professor Oubier’s House which concluded with Nico being kidnapped, George calls the only person he can ask for help, André Lobineau. He needs answers about what happened and wants André to assist him in finding Nico. George arranges a meeting in the Café of Montfaucon.
When he arrives, André is yet not there. To George’s surprise, there is a known character having a drink in the nearby table, the Gendarme. He pretends to be in a good mood, but deep inside is suffering because of his early retirement caused by an only one time incompetence involving a robbery at the Musée Crune.
Broken Sword: The Sleeping DragonEdit
George returns to Montfaucon square to revisit the sewers and find the headquarters of St. Stefan Chapter of Knights Templar. He meets his old friend, Flobbage who now owns his own company and Edith the pissoir caretaker.
- Garcon: “He married that actress, the Little Dachshund. They used to come here - the nutty professor and the movie star.” (Referring to Professor Oubier) (BS2)
- The gibbet of Montfaucon was erected on a mound previouly owned by a count Falco (Faucon), hence the name Mont - Faucon.
- George was the one involved in the robbery that ocurred in Musée Crune. He later gave the stolen Tripod.
- Montfaucon is also a location featured in the Broken Sword's fan game: Broken Sword 2.5.
- When George enters the caverns, he has a choice betweet hearing the secret meeting of the Neo-Templars or go down the stairs. If he follows the stairs he'll face a tragic death but with a proper burying. This is called the “Death Scene” and there are a few of them along all the game. In the original game, if you didn’t save near the scene it gaves you the option to recover a save file if you have one. In the remastered version you just click continue and you are moments before the death.
- The name Montfaucon is mispronounced with a soft C and therefore uses a ç in its name (written Montfauçon).