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The Charente, Charente-Maritime and Vienne in the heart of pop culture!
With Fantrippers.pro, visit the Vienne (86), the Charente (16) and the Charente-Maritime (17) in a fun, enriching and original way. Discover these departments in a pop way through movies and TV shows locations, places in novels, comics and musics.
Supported by the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, Fantrippers.pro invites tourists, residents and the curious to follow in the footsteps of their favorite heroes. To do this, nothing could be easier: visit the fantrippers.pro website!
Explore the fanspots (places related to a movie, a TV show, a music, a comic book or a novel) of each department on an interactive map, select your favorite places and generate your personalized map to display on your smartphone via a simple QR Code.
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The Fantrippers team took a look at the pop culture places in Charente, Charente-Maritime and Vienne and discovered some nuggets! For each department, these cult places allow you to discover large cities as well as small rural communities in a new way.
- In Charente-Maritime
Did you know that a scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark in the Indiana Jones saga was shot in the La Rochelle submarine base? That the castle of Plassac was used as a set for the movie Beaumarchais, l’insolent? That the stained glass windows of the Church Notre-Dame-de-Royan inspired those of the throne room in Game of Thrones? That Georges Simenon, who fell in love with La Rochelle, used many places in his novels? Not to mention the wonderful musical The Young Girls of Rochefort, a movie that fundamentally changed the look of the city.
- In Charente
Did you know that Michel Vaillant, the comic book hero, used the streets of Angoulême, the city of the 9th art, for a car race? That the American director Wes Anderson set his cameras in the city of Valois to shoot The French Dispatch? That the island of Bourgines welcomed Boris Vian? Or that the group Texas shot the video for Hi in studios in Saint-Yrieix-sur-Charente?
- In the Vienne
Did you know that the actors and the technical teams of the movie A Very Long Engagement have taken up residence in Montmorillon? That a scene from Luc Besson’s The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc was shot in the Dukes’ Palace in Poitiers? That Aldous Huxley based the plot of one of his stories on a historical event in Loudun? Or that the series The Visitor from the Future used the settings of the Ligugé spinning mill to depict Neo-Versailles?
For each Fanspot, you will find a quotation of the work, an astonishing number related to the work or the place, a note with an anecdote or a secret, illustrations (photographs, visuals…) but also a text of presentation of the place and the address to go on the spot.
You will be able to create your own personalized map to follow the footsteps of an actor, actress, director, novelist or discover him/her from the work.
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The café of Amélie, the mansion of Untouchables, the jazz club of the finale of La La Land, the Hôtel du Nord of the mythical replica of Arletty “Atmosphere”, the cinema of A bout de souffle, the restaurant of Ratatouille, the quays of the Seine of Midnight in Paris, the secret places of the Da Vinci Code, the grocery store of January in La Traversée de Paris , the Bridge of Inception and Peur sur la ville, the addresses of the spectacular scenes of Mission Impossible 6, but also series Call my agent, Gears, Le Bureau des légendes, Sense8, Sex and The City, Gossip Girl…
Etienne Daho’s Café de Flore, Jay-Z and Kanye West’s hotel in Nas in Paris, Serge Gainsbourg’s Poinçonneur des Lilas metro station, Serge Reggiani and Marc Lavoine’s Mirabeau Bridge, Mc Solaar’s Lyon station…
The places evoked in the comics Adèle Blanc-Sec, Largo Winch, Blake and Mortimer, Michel Vaillant…
But also in the novels of Ernest Hemingway, Victor Hugo, Leo Malet, Daniel Pennac, Marc Levy, Guillaume Musso… you’ll find all the must-see places of Parisian Pop Culture in this new guide.
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Composée de journalistes et d'experts de la pop culture, l'équipe de Fantrippers vous emmène sur les traces de vos héros et héroïnes préféré.e.s à travers les articles du site et les différentes publications à retrouver sur shop.fantrippers.com !