Air France and famous French actor Jean Dujardin got together for the shooting of the movie Brice 3. To shoot the most impressive scene of the movie, the airline provided a 777 Boeing airplane for Jean Dujardin to ride its wing in the best conditions. A massive crew made sure the shooting went smoothly, with one leitmotif in mind: safety.
5 scenes were shot, some of them on a stage where part of the plane's cockpit and cabin have meticulously been recreated to allow Jean Dujardin to exit through a window, which would have been impossible to do on a real plane.
To see the end result, ride to your nearest theatre in France on Wednesday, October 19th.
During the movie first opening in Nice, the actor, film crew and a few special guests have been welcomed by the local Air France staff, visibly thrilled and all dressed in yellow, Brice's signature colour! The Nice-Côte d'Azur airport also rolled out the yellow carpet… On the tarmac, thunderous applause covered everything.
Addresses to bring the house down in Nice!
To celebrate the theatre release of the movie Brice 3 on October 19th, rediscover the best Nice has to offer.
Chez Pipo, everything for socca
When in Nice, if you say “socca”, people will answer you “Pipo's”!
Just a small reminder: the genuine socca is a recipe made of gramflour, chick peas and olive oil. You can eat warm with a little pepper and a glass of rosé wine.
If you want to pronounce it the way locals do, drop the “a” from “socca”, it is never uttered. And just so you know, the restaurant is always packed. If you wait for a table, enjoy dried tomatoes and olive toasts on the terrace and enjoy the atmosphere.
Restaurant Chez Pipo
13, rue Bavastro
+33 (0)4 93 55 88 82
Menu: around 13 EUR
Sail away on La Réserve de Nice
Designed as an Art Deco cruise ship, only on land, La Réserve de Nice pays tribute to the Roaring Twenties. The restaurant is located at the foot of Mont Boron and overlooks the Mediterranean Sea.
You will enjoy a creative cuisine with southern overtones, as prepared by chef Sébastien Mahuet. On the menu, you can find king prawn tempura with almonds and Carnaroli risotto with girolle mushrooms fricassee for instance.
Restaurant La Réserve
60, boulevard Franck Pilatte
+33 (0)4 97 08 14 80
Menu: around 58 EUR
Castel Plage, by the sea
Under the glass canopy, it is easy to recognize the restaurant small entrance door. A few steps down, Castle Beach awaits you, as one of the rare restaurants by the sea in Nice. You will find the menu bears very Provençal overtones. On the sea front, enjoy a roasted gilthead bream with olive oil, lemon juice and herbes de Provence, or an octopus fricassee à la Nissart. As for inland dishes, make your pick between beef tagliata with artichokes, parmesan and truffle oil, or honey-lacquered fillet of duck breast with rosemary and seasonal fruits.
Restaurant Castel Plage
8, quai des États-Unis
+33 (0)4 93 85 22 66
Menu: around 35 EUR
Rise above the sea at the Radisson Blu
Picture yourself in a room, comfortably sitting in front of the Bay of Angels. You would just have to cross the street to reach the most beautiful beach in Nice. The old city centre is only a few minutes away.
Another advantage of staying at the Radisson Blu is that you would be able to really discover the city from above. The rooftop offers a 360° viewpoint, with, just in front of you, the Promenade des Anglais, the Bay of Angels and the Mediterranean Sea…
Radisson Blu Hotel Nice
223, promenade des Anglais
+33 (0)4 97 17 71 77
Rooms: from 143
Le Plongeoir, over the sea
Le Plongeoir boasts a very contemporary atmosphere. You can access it by a small staircase fixed to the face of the rock, or even better, by boat.
The menu directly takes its cue from Mediterranean cuisine. For instance, you enjoy slightly salted cod loin, vegetables stuffed with chorizo meat or even chickpea flour and lemon fried snack bites. You can end the night at the Vivier lounge bar for a last cocktail under the pergola.
60, boulevard Franck Pilatte
+33 (0)4 93 26 53 02
Menu: around 30 EUR