Hi, so after a bit of detective work and thanks to good old G maps I have located the stretch of road used for the part of the race when the cars have just left Paris, where Herbie catches up, duels with Bruno and overtakes after the Lazer 917 spins out.

Actually, it was fairly easy to find thanks to the road signs being quite visible in the film. It was filmed on the D63 road about 50km south of Paris. The village where Herbie overtakes is called Mespuits.

Perhaps someone can shorten these rather huge URL's for me - 

 

 https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/91150+Mespuits,[email protected],2.272944,3a,60y,93.14h,84.39t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sbPy9SpLJDeaJeHsce7mazw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x47e5b85d67cbdc15:0x62578a75047d9dca!8m2!3d48.357671!4d2.27594!6m1!1e1

The road from above, as seen in the overhead shot as the cars enter the village

  


https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/91150+Mespuits,[email protected],2.2740406,664a,20y,180h/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x47e5b85d67cbdc15:0x62578a75047d9dca!8m2!3d48.357671!4d2.27594


The bend where Bruno spins out - 


https:[email protected],2.2717783,3a,75y,351.17h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sEYXt68-sgK2kqE-bJHvIYA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1


https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/91150+Mespuits,[email protected],2.2739553,227a,20y,314h,45t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x47e5b85d67cbdc15:0x62578a75047d9dca!8m2!3d48.357671!4d2.27594


https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/91150+Mespuits,[email protected],2.2716129,3a,60y,306.96h,89.41t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sifCcKJ6hgIlsSodA4i2KeQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x47e5b85d67cbdc15:0x62578a75047d9dca!8m2!3d48.357671!4d2.27594!6m1!1e1



a bit earlier, the stretch of road where Herbie starts passing the other cars. The brick hut was the main point of reference here. Actually the cars pass this a few times in this section! check it on the DVD :-)


  https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/91150+Mespuits,[email protected],2.3019303,3a,90y,92.87h,83.74t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1srdiky1heY8JLRuoHinZn8Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x47e5b85d67cbdc15:0x62578a75047d9dca!8m2!3d48.357671!4d2.27594!6m1!1e1

  https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/91150+Mespuits,[email protected],2.3019303,3a,90y,92.87h,83.74t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1srdiky1heY8JLRuoHinZn8Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x47e5b85d67cbdc15:0x62578a75047d9dca!8m2!3d48.357671!4d2.27594!6m1!1e1


another brick hut that the cars pass at 1.10.08 

   https:[email protected],2.2837272,3a,60y,287.66h,89.72t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sh71YhW31BmKOnHAq2yAvKg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656


I'm still trying to find the the area where Herbie turns back on the road after emerging from the lake (I know, the lake is in CA, but the shot of him turning on to the main road), and the corner where Bruno rams him off the road, but no luck yet.





Last Edited By: MrSax 02/18/17 06:09 PM. Edited 6 times.