Visit the small town that inspired Beauty and the Beast

The French town of Coques in the South of France.
The French town of Coques in the South of France.

It’s a classic love story. Girl meets beast, beast wants to be a lonely recluse, girl tries to change beast, girl succeeds and all live happily ever after.

That is the basic theme of the film but the Disney classic has received a makeover with the likes of Emma Watson starring in the family favourite.

Remade with the assistance of four-time Oscar nominated production designer Sarah Greenwood, she admitted that there was a lot of pressure to do the animated film justice. 

Keen to bring a sense of reality to the film, the French village where Belle and her father live, a 28,000 square feet village was created and based on a variety of European villages including Conques in the South of France.

Whereas the fountain that appears in the film is also based on St. George’s Fountain in Germany. Take a look at the photos of this gorgeous town in the gallery below. 

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