Wes anderson, film, French despatch

Biggest ever Hollywood blockbuster filmed in France

Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch” Filming in Angouleme

Brings new meaning to the school run when streets and shop fronts have been transformed overnight. For instance ,you don’t expect to see 3 vintage citroen HY Police vans careering down your street. Gun shots and explosions ringing in the normally sleepy streets of Place du Minage et Rue Laferriere. Award winning American director Wes Anderson, is filming his latest creation in Angouleme , the nearest large city to Les Rivières Gites.

The beautiful city of Angouleme situated on the Charente river

Wes Anderson new film Angouleme

The Story “ish” Top secret!

Set in the 1950s with a star studded cast :Kate Winslet, Owen Wilson, Bill murray, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Benicio del Toro et Jeffrey Wright.

The film is described as a “love-letter to journalists”. Set at an outpost of an American newspaper in Paris following WW11.


About Wes Anderson

Anderson is a seven-time Oscar nominee who has created a special film genre. He embraces originality and a message that above all different is better. The creator of Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic, the Darjeeling Limited, the Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and the Isle of Dog.

About Angouleme

Angoulême is the capital of France’s Charente region. Found in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south west France. Not frequently used as a backdrop for film and TV productions, it’s easy to see what drew Anderson. Les Rivières gites is just 30 mins from Angouleme. Use us as a great base to explore the Northern Dordogne and Charente. Nicknamed the ‘balcony of the south west, Angouleme overlooks the river Charente. Encircled by historic ramparts also known as the capital of comic books. Discover the trompe l’oeil murals adorning walls all over the city and lovely restaurants in the old quarter