Cinéma &

For over 30 years, SNCF trains and stations have served as backdrops for film, advertising and fashion. Cinéma & Tournages helps you get the location you need.


The experts at Cinéma & Tournages are with you every step of the way. We offer:

  • Script analysis and feasibility studies
  • Consulting on your projected location. Our experts can confirm your initial choice or recommend a selection of potential sites.
  • Customized financial studies
  • Project management for your shoot. Let us handle scheduling and reserve your train or location.
  • Safety planning, including explanation of all relevant regulations
  • On-site support on the day, including assistance throughout your project if you have a large crew or are shooting at night.

Advantage No. 1. A wide selection of equipment and locations, from a modern-day TGV to a locomotive from the 1980s—plus 3,000 stations in France.
Advantage No. 2.
A single point of contact from project start to completion.
Advantage No. 3.
Right solution, right budget.

requests handled annually

of French feature films, on average, include scenes in trains or stations

SNCF’s extraordinary adventures with Adèle Blanc-Sec

On his much-anticipated return to filmmaking, renowned French director Luc Besson added atmosphere to The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec by including a railway sequence—the heroine’s arrival in Paris. Shot on four days at four different locations, the scene involved up to 160 people. The steam locomotive was filmed in Longueville, with footage transposed to the tracks of Saint-Lazare Station in Paris for the second shot. The rest of the sequence involved two more Paris stations: Adèle was filmed getting off the train at Gare d’Austerlitz, then came out of Gare du Nord in the fourth and final shot. For SNCF, it was a feat of organisation worthy of Besson’s genius.