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Le Mans - The Film... opening Scene Locations?

 
Author Eugene

Heading South
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#1 | Posted: 13 Jun 2016 12:52 
So, here's a bit of a competition...

Trying to find the different locations from the start of Steve McQueen's classic Le Mans film.

There are four different locations that are outside Le Mans town.
Those within Le Mans are already listed here: http://www.rjsmith.com/le-mans-then-and-now.html

Of the locations outside Le Mans town, two are known, the other two are not.

The first scene is unknown:

first scene

But, it should be easy to verify as the road has a particular set of curves.
Something like:

first scene map

The second scene is also very specific, with a 'hump' or bridge in the distance, and the old looking trees either side of the road...

second scene map

The third and fourth scenes are known as both are in the town of Fille...

third scene map fourth scene map

See: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/La+Jeunesse,+Avenue+de+la+jeunesse,+44700+Orvault,+France/@47.8989059,0.1279494,3a,75y,222.88h,71.11t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sjvdihIAs2xH_bQguuGeW2w!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo3.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DjvdihIAs2xH_bQguuGeW2w%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D41.248947%26pitch%3D0!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x4805edb26089fbff:0x6f812d49ef2c7b94!8m2!3d47.2448562!4d-1.591955!6m1!1e1?hl=en

And: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/La+Jeunesse,+Avenue+de+la+jeunesse,+44700+Orvault,+France/@47.8979887,0.126509,3a,75y,113.37h,92.44t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1swZFuQ9J3dWfXzX7OYmOv2A!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DwZFuQ9J3dWfXzX7OYmOv2A%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D60.658672%26pitch%3D0!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x4805edb26089fbff:0x6f812d49ef2c7b94!8m2!3d47.2448562!4d-1.591955!6m1!1e1?hl=en

So, who will find the missing locations first???

Eugene
Le Presidente

Author frank

Heading to Le Mans
#2 | Posted: 15 Jun 2016 16:43 
Err, well i expect we have driven them the amount of time we spend lost. the one with the trees looks like the main rd to le bounty / bar before they put the roundabout in.

Author Eugene

Heading South
Male
#3 | Posted: 17 Nov 2022 22:08 
Well, bloody hell - TeaBag has only gone and found the first scene location!

Obvious the google earth camera is a very different lens, and is not at the side of the road, and the bridge is rather different, but I really think he's bloody found it!
Even the Arial shot from Google Maps is close to my 'map sketch'...

Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/7DKWVQk4aN4zqawn9

And Street View: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@47.9547467,-0.2315178,3a,60y,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sVOYJ8Ss0qLdQWnHo7GpRXA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

First Shot Original
First Shot Original
First Shot Google Maps
First Shot Google Maps
Reverse Shot Original
Reverse Shot Original
Reverse Shot Google Maps
Reverse Shot Google Maps
Farm Buildings Google Maps
Farm Buildings Google Maps
Aerial Google Maps
Aerial Google Maps
Eugene
Le Presidente

Author Eugene

Heading South
Male
#4 | Posted: 18 Nov 2022 17:23 
So, just this one to find now...
It looks too narrow to be any part of the Mulsanne road

Second Scene
Second Scene
Eugene
Le Presidente

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