Don't look for the filming locations of Jean-Paul Rappeneau and Jean-Claude Carrière's Cyrano in Bergerac in the Dordogne, you won't find any.
The filming took place in 1990 in about fifteen towns:
The only "southern" filming is in Uzès in the Gard department.
One of the main locations of the shooting takes place under the arcades of the Place aux Herbes in Uzès.
Several sequences were shot in Le Mans, in the Plantagenêt city. A scene was even filmed in the Montesquieu high school.
The main staircase then took the name of Gérard Depardieu.
The other cities are : Fontainebleau, Moret-sur-Loing, Dijon, Marmagne, Gambais, Saint-Germain-lès-Arpajon.
Screenplay based on the original work of Edmond Rostand
At the Hôtel de Bourgogne, the performance is getting ready. Cyrano de Bergerac prevents the actor Montfleury from playing. Cyrano is provoked into a duel, on the pretext of the size of his nose, by the Viscount de Valvert, and "at the end of the sending", he kills him.
Cyrano is in love with his cousin Roxane, who confesses to him that she is in love with Christian de Neuvillette, a new cadet, and makes him promise to protect him. Cyrano commits himself.
Yet it is he who writes the love letters to Roxane, Christian having confided in him his lack of spirit.
After a fiery statement made by Cyrano under his balcony, Roxane cheats on the Count de Guiche and marries Christian ... but Cyrano continues to send letters to Roxane.
Christian is killed during the assault of the Spaniards, and Roxane retires to a convent.
Shortly before the death of Cyrano, wounded in a cowardly attack, Roxane understands that he is the man she loves.
Cyrano in Dordogne
Two statues of the figure were erected in squares in Bergerac, in the Dordogne, although there is no link between this town and the real Cyrano.
In Vieux Bergerac, the figure of Edmond Rostand has two statues of him. The first, carved in white stone, brightens the Place de la Myrpe, while the second, sculpted in bronze, illuminates the Place Pélissière.
The history of television will remember Marcel Bluwal's Cyrano with the great Toulouse actor, Daniel Sorano.
The history of cinema may remember José Ferrer's Cyrano in 1950.