Subscribers to Midi Libre and fans of the France 2 series Un si grand soleil, they were able to visit the Vendargues studios this Tuesday morning.
“Tell me about the scenes filmed at the hospital… I don’t recognize the Montpellier hospital!” Indeed, the medical imaging service, like the waiting room and the meal trays are fake. Magic of cinema, it is in the 16,000 square meters of studios in Vendargues that these scenes, and many others from the series Un si grand soleil, are filmed.
Episode 1356 was filming this Tuesday morning – be patient it will be broadcast in February – and eight readers of Free Midday had won (1) this exceptional guided tour. Stars in the eyes for these big fans of the France 2 series, who have not missed an episode for five years, and complain when the channel, for current reasons, deprograms the series.
But this Tuesday morning, it was time for enthusiasm! Especially when the young actresses Marie Fèvre (Maëva), Lila Guiraud (Thaïs), Sylvain Boccara (Louis) and Lucas Ivoula (Robin) came to exchange a few words.
It is Jérôme Porthault who directs the scene that our readers are witnessing, but there are around twenty directors taking turns on the series, the actors are around fifty! Four teams shoot every day with one episode produced per day. Amazement among visitors. “Over the year 2,500 people work here. 60 trades are represented. There are all those we don’t see, like carpenters, did you know that the furniture on the France 2 news set was made here in Vendargues?” says Sophie Tonelli, communications manager at France Télévisions. A project for a new studio is underway, still in Vendargues.