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Shooting at Fontevraud

A UNIQUE SETTING FOR ALL KINDS OF FILM

Cloisters, churches and chapels, landscapes, futuristic wood-fuelled heating … Fontevraud Royal Abbey boasts a wide range of possible film sets. In 1944, La Cage aux Rossignols was filmed here (which inspired the more recent blockbuster Les Choristes (The Choir). Today the Abbey is recognised by many as a perfect film set, from directors such as Jean-Pierre Mocky, to bands such as C2C (who filmed the video to their song ‘Fuya’ here, that was highly acclaimed at the ‘Victoires de la Musique’ awards). From period dramas to hip-hop videos, the artistic possibilities are infinite at Fontevraud!

Filming of Eugénie Grandet by Marc Dugain at the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud, near Saumur and at Le Mans, with the support of the Pays de la Loire Region.

PERFECT TECHNICAL CONDITIONS

Practically situated just a few hours from Paris, Fontevraud Royal Abbey is perfectly equipped to cater for film crews of all sizes and all kinds. Lorry access to car parks, dressing rooms, accommodation and on-site catering, electrical power supply … the practical conditions are perfect. All that remains is to call ‘Action!’

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