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Beach of Nauzan

Movie Nicholas on Holiday Laurent Tirard (2014)
Nicolas' father (Kad Merad) decides to burn the mailbox located on the beach of Nauzan where he had posted his letter of resignation.
Beach of Nauzan
Nauzan Beach - Credit: Patrick Janicek on flickr

“Look, look!”

Isabelle (Erja Malatier)

After sending a postcard to his boss Mr. Moucheboume, Nicolas’ father thought that he would be mocked for this gesture. So he decides to write his letter of resignation. Right after posting it, he received a call from Mr. Moucheboume thanking him for the gesture. The father decides to retrieve the letter from the box. Trying several techniques without success, he decides to use a particularly radical one: setting fire to the mailbox.

It is at the edge of the beach of Nauzan in Saint-Palais-sur-Mer that Laurent Tirard, the director, decided to pose his cameras for this small scene of confrontation between Kad Merad and a mailbox. The scene where little Isabelle (Erja Malatier) screams at the fire is also shot on the beach.

To recreate the vacation spirit evoked in the film, Laurent Tirard was inspired by films such as Mr. Hulot’s Holiday and The Beach Hotel : “As I approached the vacation aspect, I thought back to the films of my childhood such as Mr. Hulot’s Holiday or Beach Hotel, and I thought that this theme would allow us to switch to a different setting and evoke the carefree vacationing of those 1950s and 1960s.”

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2 hours will have been necessary to shoot the few scenes on the beach of Nauzan on September 2, 2013.

Scène à la plage de Nauzan dans Les Vacances du petit Nicolas
Scene at Nauzan beach in Les Vacances du petit Nicolas – Credit: Fidélité Films ; IMAV and Wild Bunch
Scène à la plage de Nauzan dans Les Vacances du petit Nicolas
Scene at Nauzan beach in Les Vacances du petit Nicolas – Credit: Fidélité Films ; IMAV and Wild Bunch
Scène à la plage de Nauzan dans Les Vacances du petit Nicolas
Scene at Nauzan beach in Les Vacances du petit Nicolas – Credit: Fidélité Films ; IMAV and Wild Bunch

Plage de Nauzan

The beach of Nauzan is the largest beach of the city of Vaux-sur-Mer. It is shared with the city of Saint-Palais-sur-Mer.

Classified since 2017 3 stars “Quality of Bathing Water” with the mention “excellent”, this beach is ideal to welcome vacationers. It is bordered by a paved promenade where you can find several shops and restaurants.
Every Monday in the summer, a night market is held on the beach. Every Thursday in July and August, there is a musical atmosphere called “Les Jeudis de Nauzan”.

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Le Petit Nicolas - la bande dessinée originale

Le Petit Nicolas - la bande dessinée originale (FR version)

Did you know that Petit Nicolas was born as a color comic strip? IMAV éditions publishes for the first time in a comic book the complete plates written by René Goscinny and drawn by Sempé. These plates appeared between 1955 and 1956 in a Belgian magazine, Le Moustique, to which Sempé and Goscinny collaborated. Then they left Le Moustique and, three years later, in 1959, they resumed Le Petit Nicolas, this time in the form of illustrated stories. The stories appeared in Sud-Ouest Dimanche, then were published in books and were a huge success. The unpublished drawings that are published today in this album contain all the ingredients that will make the success of Little Nicholas. They are presented in the form of one-page gags. In his scenarios, Goscinny has already set up the springs of the saga and portrays the main characters. Sempé already represents an immediately identifiable Nicolas. This comic strip already has the flavor of what will make the success of the character, humor and poetry. The publication of the album Le Petit Nicolas, la bande dessinée originale (The Little Nicholas, the original comic strip) completes this series imagined by René Goscinny and Jean-Jacques Sempé. This rediscovered treasure allows us to discover the genesis of one of the most famous works of children’s literature.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

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