Movies Set In Provence
Updated: May 2
Provence has been the setting for many famous films over the years, with its beautiful landscapes and historic towns serving as a backdrop for numerous movies. Here are some famous movies shot in Provence:
A Good Year (2006) - Directed by Ridley Scott, this romantic comedy-drama stars Russell Crowe as a London banker who inherits a vineyard in Provence from his uncle. The film was shot on location in various parts of Provence, including the Luberon Valley and the Vaucluse region.
Jean de Florette (1986) - This classic French film, based on a novel by Marcel Pagnol, tells the story of a man who moves to a rural village in Provence with his family and tries to cultivate a spring on his land. The film was shot on location in the Vaucluse region and features stunning shots of the Provencal countryside.
The Horseman on the Roof (1995) - Starring Juliette Binoche and Olivier Martinez, this romantic adventure film is set in 1832 Provence during a cholera epidemic. The movie features many stunning shots of the Luberon Valley and was filmed in various towns throughout the region, including Bonnieux and Gordes.
Rust and Bone (2012) - Directed by Jacques Audiard, this drama stars Marion Cotillard as a killer whale trainer who suffers a tragic accident and falls in love with a single father played by Matthias Schoenaerts. The film was shot on location in various parts of Provence, including the coastal town of Antibes and the city of Cannes.
The French Connection (1971) - This classic crime thriller stars Gene Hackman as a New York detective who travels to Marseille to investigate a drug smuggling operation. Although most of the film was shot in Marseille, several key scenes were filmed in the Provence region, including a car chase through the hills near Aix-en-Provence.