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Margot Carviers Apartment is a level from Tomb Raider – Angel of Darkness.

About this level[]

Lara is chased all over Paris. This ice cold lady interrogates Lara Croft about the death of her friend Werner von Croy. Lara obtains the notebook of Werner and hide for the police (if everything is going ok).

This level is truly a gem! But it is unfortunate to be there in so little of time.

Known references[]

04.01 – Two old scripts showing heraldry signs.

The left one shows Top of Roll of Jousters on Field of Cloth of Gold, 1520.

The right one shows a roll of arms painted in England at the beginning of the 14th century. I found a link on the Project Gutenberg page with a bigger version on it. The names have been added by a somewhat later hand and are in many cases mistaken and misspelled. Drawn by William Gibb for the Encyclopedia Brittanica, eleventh edition. Unfortunately I don't know any of the arms.

04.02 – Painting of Napoleon

  • Painter: Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825)
  • Name: The emperror Napeoleon in his Study at the Tuileries
  • Year made: 1812

04.03 – Open book

Open book with the photograph. It is Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

04.04 – Painting of a ship

04.05 – Painting of the second ship

04.06 – Painting of the third ship

04.07 – Painting of the fourth ship

04.08 – The couch

According to the Secrets guide it's a récamière, named after the French Society hostess Juliette Récamier.

Récamier: a récamier has two raised ends, and nothing on the long sides. It is sometimes associated with French Empire (neo-classical) style. It is named after French society hostess Madame Récamier (1777–1849), who posed elegantly on a couch of this kind for a portrait, painted in 1800 by Jacques-Louis David. The shape of the récamier is similar to a traditional lit bateau (boat bed) but made for the drawing room, not the bedroom. (From wikipedia)

04.09 – Books

Found an Penguin book in the bookcase. The island of dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells in 1896. Penguin edition.

The Island of Doctor Moreau may have been placed here on purpose. In the book there is a shipwrecked man rescued by a passing boat who is left on the island home of Doctor Moreau. He creates human-like hybrid beings from animals via vivisection, the link with the proto-Nephilim in the game could be easily done. The link with Alchemist also.

04.10 – Two swans

The wallpaper is connected by the Récamier bed. It reminds me of the show "Frasier". Its last name is Frasier Crane and he and his brother is a psychiatrist. It reminds me of psychotherapy and laying down the couch (the Récamiere bed).

04.11 – France painting

04.12 – Napoleon painting

04.13 – Bottles of wine

The bottles has the label: “Chateauneuf du pape from 1748”. It is actually a branch of wine. It’s wine is named after the village Chateauneuf-du-pape in southeastern France. There is also a bottle of "Finest Cognac".

04.14 – Painting from the Bastille

04.15 – Painting of Cafe de la Paix

The café de la Paix is famous café located on the northwest corner of the intersection of the Boulevard des Capuchines, in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. The Café is also the setting for the poem "The Absinthe Drinkers" by the Canadian poet, Robert Service. During the Belle Époque, visitors to the Café included Sergei Diaghilev, and the Prince of Wales and future King of the United Kingdom, Edward VII. The belle Epoque (1871-1914) is also a theme in AOD, related with themes as Cinematographe Lumiere, Jugendstil, Art nouveau. The poster of Belle Epoque can be seen in Cafe Metro.

04.16 – Painting of Porte St. Denis

04.17 – Painting of Place St. Michiel, Notre Dame

04.18 – Poster

04.19 – Map of north Europe

Pictured is a map of the North Atlantic ocean made in 1601. Abraham Hortels a.k.a. Ortelius is a Flemish/Dutch engraver/cartographer. It is the worlds first atlas published under the latin name Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.

04.20 – Map of France

Pictured is a map of France “Galiae Supra Omnes” c. 1638. Made by Joost de Hondt aka Jodocus Hondius, a Flemish cartographer. Hondius is best known for his early maps of the New World and Europe, for re-establishing the reputation of the work of Gerard Mercator, and for his portraits of Francis Drake. One of the notable figures in the Golden Age of Dutch/Netherlandish cartography (c. 1570s–1670s), he helped establish Amsterdam as the center of cartography in Europe in the 17th century. (from wikipedia).

Unknown references[]

These are all the unknown references to paintings, objects, books or photographs.

04.21 – Lamp


Art nouveau lamp. I might think it is a Tiffany lamp. But I am not sure.

04.22 – Photographs in frame

These are photographs of family members of the developers. Sadly we don't know their names.

04.23 – Books

04.24 – Bag of Katies

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There is a bag of Katie's. It could be name of a family member of one of the developers.

04.25 – Japanese room divider

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I think it is an antique Japanese room divider. But I couldn't find the original.

04.26 – Calendar


Margot Carvier's calendar. Looks like it has notes on it.

04.27 – Books on/near the fridge

On the fridge there is a cookbook, I cannot read it good but I think it says THAI. Near the fridge is also a book, it looks like a cover from a previous game of Core Design. But I can't see it good.

04.28 – Boxes and items

There are several boxes and items in the kitchen that have names of the developers or their families.

  • A box of Georgia le Singe, an unknown reference.
  • A box of Le Fresh Chef, could be a head developer.
  • A box of Kenny Iri's, reference to James Kenny and to Eri Loren.
  • A can of Rox, unkonwn. Could be the same the building Mr. Roxby Dancing School in the Parisian Back Streets.
  • A can of Raymondos Fun, reference to Ray Tran.
  • A can of Deoz et Harve, unknown reference.
  • A can of Carter, unknown.
  • A box of Wayno, refers to Wayne Eliott.
  • A can of Camia & Elle, unkonwn.

04.29 – Cooking apron

The cooking apron is based on a cart with kitchen stuff.

04.30 – Dishes

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Some colourful dishes of unknown origin. If you know leave a comment.

04.31 – Towel

The towel is based on a postcard. It shows us some popular attractions in England. Below on the right side looks a bit like the Westminster Abbey.

04.32 – Art nouveau stained glass doors

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Two doors with Art nouveau on it. Didn't found on the internet.

04.33 – Photographs in frame

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More photographs in frame. I think that the last one came from the internet.

04.34 – Doormat

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it's a child's drawing.

04.35 – Can of Booze

A can of booze in the street. In the gmx file it says literally: "Booze".


The following images are not used in the game but can be found in the GMX file.

04.36 - Strange book / journal

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This is the beta version of the Von Croy's journal. It is replaced with another one.

04.37 - EGG and CD

Found this picture in the GMX files. It is not used in this level, it should be in the Von Croy's apartment level.

  • The EGG is a different version of the logo of LG because of legal reasons.
  • The text below the logo ("Arse attack"), no comment.
  • An album of Chas'n'Dave.

04.38 - Missing photographs

The photographs are still in the game but not used.

04.39 - Painting St. Denis

Painting not used in the game. Painting by Edouard Cortes called St. Denis.

04.40 - Painting Rue Royale Madeleine

Painting not used in the game. Painting by Edouard Cortes called Rue Royale Madeleine.

Tomb Raider Angel of Darkness
Levels: Parisian Backstreets - Derelict Apartment Block - Industrial Rooftops - Margot Carvier's Apartment - Parisian Ghetto part 1 - The Serpent Rouge - Rennes' Pawnshop - Parisian Ghetto part 2 - Café Metro - Parisian Ghetto part 3 - The Willowtree Herbalist - St. Aicard's Church - St. Aicard's Graveyard - Bouchard's hideout - Louvre Storm Drains - Louvre Galleries - Archaeological Dig - Tomb of the Ancients - The Hall of Seasons - The Breath of Hades - Neptune's Hall - Sanctuary of the Flame - Wrath of the Beast - Galleries under Siege - Von Croy's Apartment - The Monstrum Crime Scene - The Strahov Fortress - Bio-Research Facility - The Sanitorium - Maximum Containment Area - Aquatic Research Area - The Vault of Trophies - Boaz Returns - The Lost Domain - Eckhardt's Lab
Documentation: Murti Schofield Original Notes
Other: Beta information - Czech voices and translation - French voices and translation - List of removed things - List of levels and cutscenes - The developers team - The Obscura paintings - Tomb Raider 6 Easter Eggs