written by Melli & Julia
Yes, we found the original location where Visions Of Atlantis shoot the music video “The Last Home”!
First of all we have to clear some things: 1. We found this place by accident (how you will read in the article) and 2. NO, we won’t say exactly where this place is!
But from the beginning … In August 2018 we started to plan our first long motorcycle tour. We decided to drive to France, more precisely to Lyon. We didn’t want to drive on the highway the whole time and searched for some interesiting roads with some nice spots we maybe could visit. As both of us love nature and mountains we ended up with the idea of searching for national parks (especially with waterfalls) where we could hike and some mountain roads. We found pictures of some nice spots which we wanted to visit.
On September 4th, 2018 VoA released their music video for “The Last Home” through Napalm Records official YouTube channel. When we watched the video for the first time we even didn’t realized that the waterfall in this video is one of those on our list. Later in the month, we planned the exact route of our tour and sort out which places we wanted to visit. And suddenly we realized that one of these waterfalls is the one from the video. So our decision was clear. We wanted to find it!
On September 19th, 2018 we started our ~1200 km trip to Lyon. We needed two days before we arrived at a camping ground near the city. It was the first time for us driving our motorcycles in a forgein country and it was also the first time that we drove 8 hours two days in a row. We were pretty exhausted, but also excited about the next day we went sightseeing in Lyon. Due to our strict tour plans, as we didn’t have much time, we left Lyon the next day, September 22nd and went to the secret place of the video. We knew the exact location through Google Maps, but finding it turned out to be more difficult than we thought. The place was so well hidden that we had actually given up on finding it. We made a break next to the street where the waterfall should be. We couldn’t hear anything and see even less. We expected a small way or something similar, but didn’t find it. Right before we wanted to leave Julia spotted a very little path between the trees. It was really narrow and quite steep, but we took on the challenge of hiking down there with all our motorcycle clothing.
And there it was! The place of “The Last Home”. But the little river and also the waterfall was completly dry. That’s why we couldn’t hear the water. But nevertheless, the place was such as beautiful as in the video even without water.
After we spent a bit time there we got back to our motorbikes and continue our trip through France before we arrived on September 26th safly at home.
Since we’ve seen a lot of people asked Clémentine in comments on Instagram and Facebook where this place is and she only replied that it is near Lyon, we don’t want to divulge where this place is either. Particulary because this place is so well hidden. Thanks for your understanding and thank you for reading!