Outlander Season 2 Sets

Outlander Au Revoir: Production Designer Jon Gary Steele Dishes Secrets of the Series' French Sets

Given that Outlander‘s Paris episodes were beset by smallpox, violent attacks, prison stays and a gut-wrenching stillbirth, can you blame Jamie and Claire Fraser for wanting to scurry back to Scotland as quickly as possible?

But the one thing we will miss about Season 2’s French foray? The Starz drama’s lavish sets, created by a team headed by production designer Jon Gary Steele.

On the eve of the Frasers’ return to Jamie’s homeland, TVLine asked Steele to take us behind the scenes of four key places from the beginning of Season 2: Master Raymond’s apothecary, Jared Fraser’s Paris apartment, the brothel Maison Elise and King Louis’ private residence.

Click through the gallery below — or click here for direct access — as Steele dishes the secrets (guess where Claire and Jamie actually slept) and hard work (the sheer number of skulls in Raymond’s shop!) that went into recreating 18th-century France.

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  1. CourtTV says:

    Fascinating! Loaners from the Louvre. Cool.

  2. Imagecrafters says:

    Amazing detail and rich tones for France. Kudos to all!

  3. Jason Paul says:

    Such intricate and thoughtful design elements. Bravo! I’m always fully absorbed into the world they create whenever I watch.

  4. Spitey Spice says:

    So fun and interesting to see. Love this kind of informative article–more please. :)

  5. Liz says:

    The sets & costumes were stunning!!