The unique locations of the Côte d’Azur


The locations of the Côte d’Azur and the filming permits

The Côte d’Azur and the cinema are inextricably linked. Indeed, from the very beginning of silent films and thanks to the presence of ambassadors of the film industry who fell under the charm of the Destination, all the arguments were gathered to make the couple “Côte d’Azur – Cinema” a real Love Story.


The Côte d’Azur has an idyllic setting, the mild winters, the beauty of the Mediterranean and its capes, its landscapes and its remarkable light will be the “seduction” assets that will lead the World Cinema greats to make the Côte d’Azur a place of work that will earn it the reputation of being considered the “European Hollywood”.

All scenarios are possible on the Côte d’Azur: beaches (fine sand or pebbles), ports, typical large towns, Provencal villages in the middle country, modern or traditional winter sports resorts, lunar plateaus , the canyons of red rocks, the markets …

In addition, a strong involvement of local public and private actors in the attractiveness of the territory and the hosting of filming will facilitate your work.

To find a filming location referenced in the National Film France database, click here

Here are some useful links to help you do your online research for locations and research and filming authorization requests. For any direct contact, do not hesitate to send us an email.

The Departmental website :
> the Cinéma portal of the Departement of the Alpes-Maritimes Côte D’Azur (including locations managed by the Department): click here.
> roads of the Department, you can make your online filming request here:  click here

The national geographic portal : 
> to access the portal administered by the IGN: click here

Some towns and natural parcs offer online filming permit request forms:

> city of Cannes:  click here
> city of Mentonclick here
> city of Mougins:  click here
> principality of Monaco: click here
> city of Nice: click here

> the Mercantour natural parc: click here