Entrecasteaux is a small village in the Var region of Provence - Alpes - Cote D'Azur. It has a population of of 868 and is situated 25km northeast of Brignoles and is close to Salernes (8km), Carcès (8km) and Cotignac (9km).
Located in the green valley of Bresque and surrounded by wooded hills, the village dates back to the 11th Century. The centre of the village is dominated by a Chateau which dates back to the 16th Century. It was built on the ruins of an 11th Century Fort and was developed further throughout the 17th and 18th Centuries.
It has been perfectly kept and restored and was the residence of many Provençal nobles. The gardens beneath the Chateau were designed by André Le Nôtre who was the principal gardener of Louis XIV and who designed the park of the Palace of Versailles.
The whole village has been classified as a historical monument and with its ancient houses and the fortified church of St Sauveur it is one of the prettiest villages in the region.
It was really important to us, when making the film, that the film was embraced by the people of Entrecasteaux and the wider region and I'm delighted to say that the locals were incredibly welcoming and invited us all in with open arms. Indeed many of the local people appear in the film as supporting artists!
Some of the bars and restaurants in the village feature in the film as locations and should you visit Entrecasteaux we highly recommend that you visit the following places;