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Old March 31st, 2009, 04:13 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
Dan Stephenson
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OK, the great John Frankenheimer movie with Robert de Niro, Jean Reno,
Sean Bean, Jonathan Pryce and many others.... is just great.

There was a scene where after de Niro's character is shot, Reno's
character takes him to the home of his mentor played by Michael
Lonsdale. Anyway -- there is an aerial shot of them driving there,
through a twisty road within some very interesting rock formations.

Anyone know where that road is (presumeably in France) ??

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Old March 31st, 2009, 12:06 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Dan Stephenson wrote:
OK, the great John Frankenheimer movie with Robert de Niro, Jean Reno,
Sean Bean, Jonathan Pryce and many others.... is just great.

There was a scene where after de Niro's character is shot, Reno's
character takes him to the home of his mentor played by Michael
Lonsdale. Anyway -- there is an aerial shot of them driving there,
through a twisty road within some very interesting rock formations.

Anyone know where that road is (presumeably in France) ??


I remember some of the car chases being filmed in the city of Nice,
which I'm familiar with. I seem to remember that the scenes you refer to
being set in the nearby hilly areas in Provence.
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Old March 31st, 2009, 08:36 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
JuanElorza[_4_]
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On Mon, 30 Mar 2009 22:13:31 -0500, Dan Stephenson wrote¬*:

There was a scene where after de Niro's character is shot, Reno's
character takes him to the home of his mentor played by Michael
Lonsdale. Anyway -- there is an aerial shot of them driving there,
through a twisty road within some very interesting rock formations.


La Turbie, near Nice and Monaco ?

http://www.ville-la-turbie.fr/index.php?id=4439
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 03:46 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
Dan Stephenson
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On 2009-03-31 14:36:34 -0500, JuanElorza said:

On Mon, 30 Mar 2009 22:13:31 -0500, Dan Stephenson wrote*:

There was a scene where after de Niro's character is shot, Reno's
character takes him to the home of his mentor played by Michael
Lonsdale. Anyway -- there is an aerial shot of them driving there,
through a twisty road within some very interesting rock formations.


La Turbie, near Nice and Monaco ?

http://www.ville-la-turbie.fr/index.php?id=4439




Well that Roman ruin looks cool
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Turbie

And I will definitely visit Arles, also featured in the film.

But the area I'm referring to looks like some kind of weird canyonland.


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Old April 2nd, 2009, 04:41 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
JuanElorza[_8_]
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On Wed, 01 Apr 2009 21:46:30 -0500, Dan Stephenson wrote¬*:

Well that Roman ruin looks cool
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Turbie

And I will definitely visit Arles, also featured in the film.

But the area I'm referring to looks like some kind of weird canyonland.


There were more photos of the village were this movie was filmed.

Nice is surrounded by a mountaneous region with many small roads.
Some kilometers north there is the Verdon river canyon, but I don't feel
it will look impressive for Americans or Australians. Nice Emerald
waters, beaches along the lake, refreshing in summer.

http://www.moustiers.eu/le_verdon/index_en.php
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 07:42 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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On Wed, 01 Apr 2009 21:46:30 -0500, Dan Stephenson wrote¬*:


But the area I'm referring to looks like some kind of weird canyonland.


More images from one of the regions where the film was shot.

http://www.ffct.org/bcn-bpf/06.htm

http://www.ffct.org/bcn-bpf/departem...-vesubie09.jpg

http://www.lesmotardsduvar.org/repor...06_boreon.html

http://www.alpenradtouren.de/html/022.html

http://www.provencebeyond.com/villph...tosqueP06.html
 




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