Château de La Napoule

The opening scene of the film, Bedtime Story 1964, shows the Château de La Napoule as the home of the lead character played by David Niven. The Château is described in the film as being in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, 45 kilometres away, which is depicted in the film as Beaumont-sur-Mer.

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La Château de La Napoule, Avenue Henry Clews, 06210 Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France. Image © James Sapsard 2017

The actress, Jeanne Moreau, attended the 11th Cannes Film Festival which was held from 2nd May to 18th May 1958. She found time to travel the six miles (9.6 kilometres) to La Napoule for a photoshoot with the famous chateau in the background. Two years later, at the 13th Cannes Film Festival, which was held from the 4th to 20th May 1960, she shared the Best Actress Award with Melina Mercouri. Jeanne Moreau’s film was Seven Days… Seven Nights (Moderato Cantabile) and Melina Mercouri’s film was Never On Sunday (Pote Tin Kyriaki).

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Jeanne Moreau on the beach by Château de La Napoule 1958.

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An amazing drone flight over the Château and its gardens.

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