Title ID 7123Collection ID766
Title[Holiday to Spain and France]
CollectionJohn Wood Collection
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionHoliday
ThemeFamily Life Travel Urban Life
KeywordsBeaches Bridges Everyday Life Holidays Lakes Leisure Time Activities Passenger Vehicles Buildings Landscape Sport Urban Areas
LocalSeville Paris
NationalSpain France Europe
ProductionContact Screen Archive South East for details
CameraContact Screen Archive South East for details
FormatColour Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This colour family holiday film shows highlights of a trip to the Hotel Agiua-Blava and Sevile in Spain, with shots of several beaches and a trip to a bullring to watch a bullfight. The second part of the film shows the family on a trip to Paris visiting several landmarks including the Eiffel Tower, to capture views of the city.


This colour film opens with rural landscape panorama of several coastal coves and cliffs, followed by a sign for Hotel Aigua-Blava with shots of the hotel exterior cafe garden, waiters serving guests and shots of the family playing a game of table tennis and having coffee on the terrace.

The family go for a walk to a bay and take a boating trip from a small secluded beach. The shot cuts to views of the cliffs from the water, with villas and other boats moored at sea.

The family visit a bullring in Saville with highlights of a bullfight with matadors in a ring. [Some scenes removed for online].

The film cuts to aerial style shots of Paris (from the Eiffel Tower) with views of various streets, bridges, the Jardens de Troccadero, mixed shots of the Eiffel Tower from the ground, the art deco Folies Bergere Music hall, Hotel de Crillion, and Arc du Triomphe. The film ends with the family sitting in Parisian cafe smoking cigarettes.