France for film buffs

France for film buffs

Advertorial feature for France Magazine. France is home to some of Europe’s most famous film settings, with its picturesque villages and sweeping scenery forming the backdrop to a wealth of critically acclaimed movies. Film buffs have the opportunity to visit a variety of iconic shooting locations whilst on vacation in France, and staying in a luxury chateau is the best way to experience these inspiring regions.


This romantic, heart-warming tale centres around the arrival of a mother and her young daughter to the fictional French village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes. Burgundy was the setting for this award-winning film, and some of its best scenes were shot in the beautiful riverside village of  Flavigny-sur-Ozerain.

There are plenty of luxury French villas available in the Burgundy region if you’d like to pay a visit, including the Chateau De Malley on the Yonne river and Canal Nivernais, which gives you (and up to 23 guests) the perfect base to explore the area’s idyllic countryside and walk by the river dreaming of meeting Johnny Depp!  Click here for more details



Film buffs and culture lovers will never forget the charming smile of cafe worker Amelie in this delightful romantic-comedy. Parisian scenery makes the film even more memorable, with a number of scenes filmed in the lively area of Montmartre. Sights not to miss include the stunning Basilica of the Sacre Coeur, which as fans of the movie will remember is where one the key scenes in the movie takes place!

If you intend to visit Montmartre or Paris you might be interested in the elegant Chateau de Macque which has its own tennis courts and private woodland – a welcome retreat from the bustle of city life after a day spent following the footsteps of Amelie!  Click here for more details


Jean de Florette

Filmed around the Vaucluse region in rural Provence, this 1986 historical drama – set shortly after the First World War – charts a nefarious plan by two landowners to bankrupt their neighbour. The village scenes were shot in a number of locations, including Mirabeau and Vaugines, and it was the breath-taking Provence countryside that made this movie really special. Experience it for yourself with a stay at the aptly named Chateau de Provence, a beautifully restored 16th century property with space for up to 26 guests that’s ideal for grand occasions.  Click here for more details




The enjoyment you’ll get out of French movies and French culture is unparalled and endless and where more fitting to experience it than in a luxurious yet affordable chateau? At Simply Chateau, we deliver the widest range of self-catering and catered chateaux rentals in France, with over 270 chateaux for rent in every region of France, from sprawling 12th century castles in Dordogne to charming, authentic family villas with pools in the South of France – all handpicked and recommended by our team of experts.

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