Broadcast on Sunday June 12, 2022 from 9:15 p.m. on TF1, the cult comedy Camping was a real success when it was released in theaters. Télé Star reveals to you today if this film was really shot in a campsite or not.
Released in cinemas in 2006, the cult comedy Campingcarried by Frank DuboscGerard Lanvin, Mathilde SeignerAntoine Duléry, Claude Brasseur and Mylène Demongeot, will be broadcast on Sunday, June 12, 2022, from 9:15 p.m. on TF1. As in the first round of the presidential election, the first channel has decided not to offer an entire election evening devoted to the first round of the legislative elections. As a reminder, TF1 had programmed the cult comedy Visitors Sunday, April 10, 2022 in prime time. Directed by Fabien Onteniente, Camping had attracted nearly 5.5 million viewers during its theatrical release.
A great success that allowed the filmmaker to make two sequels, released in 2010 and 2016 respectively. Most of the scenes from the first film were shot in Gironde, in a real campsite adapted for the occasion. This is the La Dune campsite located in Pyla-sur-Mer, in the town of La Teste de Buch, in a tourist region near the Bassin d’Arcachon. For their part, the scenes shot in the garages and their surroundings were shot in authentic small garages in Nanteuil-le-Haudouin, and in Ermenonville in the Oise. Moreover, the point of view of position 17 dear to the character of Jacky Pic, portrayed on screen by Claude Brewer, was filmed in the parking lot of the Petit Nice beach, located south of the Dune du Pilat. Finally, the ping-pong scenes, as well as the duck race, were filmed at La Canadienne campsite in Arès.
Camping: the film enabled the real campsite that hosted the filming to triple its turnover
For the record, the Dune campsite where this cult comedy was filmed benefited from the “Camping” from the movie, given that it tripled its turnover from 2004 to 2008, in particular by selling products derived from the film (T-shirts, bags etc.). The facility also attracted a parade of tourists, come to take souvenir photos of the entrance portico, which has kept the name of the “Blue Waves“. For director Fabien Onteniente, this feature film was above all an opportunity to pay tribute to this particular time of year that is the holidays. “I like to observe groups, communities, and especially to study individuals when they have to live together. For Campingmy first desire was to make a film about holidays, a subject that affects everyone. I had sunny memories of Les Bronzés, of L’Hôtel de la plage, in short, of all those films mixing leisure and intrigue. during this very special parenthesis where France is at rest“, he had said about it.