Tuesday, 22 July 2014

The Famous Cote d’Azur: Lights, Camera Cote d’Azur

The stunning landscape of the South of France has been a popular backdrop for many iconic movies, due to its unique natural formation where the snow-capped Alpine mountains overlook the dazzling sun, sand and sea of the French Riviera creating its breath taking scenery. 

It is not just the magnificent views that have made the big screen but also the Luxurious properties that line the Golden Coast such as Hotel du Cap Eden Roc in Cap d’Antibes and the Carlton in Cannes, as well as some of the world’s most prestigious villas.

One of the most popular and iconic movies to be filmed on the Cote d’Azur was ‘And God Created Woman’ staring Brigitte Bardot this movie put St Tropez on the map as a glamourous youthful beach destination. People still travel to St Tropez in search of this amazing experience where one can view the rich and famous relaxing and sipping champagne on the fabulous yachts.

Of course one cannot discuss films within the South of France without touching on Cannes; home of the Film Festival this destination is used to being in the spotlight. Perhaps one of the most memorable films set in Cannes is ‘To Catch a Thief’ showcasing some of the most beautiful towns and villages across the Riviera the movie encouraged glamour and sophistication in the Cote d’Azur.

‘An Affair to Remember’ filmed in Villefranche-sur-mer displayed the area beautifully with the array of pastel shades and colourful floras, the picturesque setting truly was unforgettable. From Villefranche breath-taking views of Nice and Cap Ferrat can be admired.

In 1971 Antibes and Juan Les Pins were the chosen destinations for the famous James Bond film Diamonds are forever. The famous Hotel du Cap Eden Roc and its amazing views were what attracted the film makers to Antibes. The French Riviera presents the perfect location for a James Bond production with the Old Riviera style, sophistication, yachts, sun and dazzling Caribbean Sea at your fingertips it is the picture-perfect destination for James Bond. 

There are several movies filmed and set in the South of France perhaps the most recent being the Grace of Monaco starring Nicole Kidman. The natural beauty of the Cote d’Azur cannot be beaten and we are confident that the South of France will continue to appear on our screens for years to come. Elegant Address visit the picturesque French Riviera regularly to admire its beauty and visit our luxury properties ensuring that all areas and all of our luxurious villas we present to our clients are of the highest of standards.

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