Abandoned 1960s French Riviera Film set A Miniature Underwater City Before & After (32 Pics)

A room with uninterrupted sea views? Admittedly, it might need a bit of work but this underwater hotel has become a bit of an institution with local fish who have been checking in since the 1960s. At 30 meters below sea level near a lighthouse called La Fourmigue, off the Cap d’Antibes, lies the remains of a 1000m² underwater miniature French town complete with houses and buildings up to a meter high, a church, town square, an amphitheatre and even a lawyer’s office.


The aquatic town was built between 1963 and 1965 by French filmmakers who wanted to shoot parts of their movie, L’Enfant et la Sirène (The Child and the Mermaid) on a real underwater film set. The ambitious underwater filming approach was eventually abandoned in favor of an animation studio in Paris. Unfortunately, the film, a musical directed by Sylver Néjad Atzamba, never saw the light of day and the miniature underwater town was forgotten on the seabed and left to the elements.































Abandoned 1960s French Riviera Film set A Miniature Underwater City Before & After (32 Pics) Abandoned 1960s French Riviera Film set A Miniature Underwater City Before & After (32 Pics) Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 08:12 Rating: 5

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