The German radio surveillance headquarters in Netflix’s historical drama miniseries “All the Light We Cannot See” is called Hotel of Bees. It is the location where German soldier Werner Pfennig works but also where Marie-Laure reads her book while surreptitiously tuning in to a French broadcast channel. In the show, the area is largely destroyed as a result of American air force strategic bombing, which targets particular sites occupied by German soldiers. Werner finds himself returning to the location despite the ceiling collapsing because he lives there and uses his radio frequently. We question whether the hotel is real as it seems like there’s more to its tale.
Hotel of Bees is Anthony Doerr’s Fictional Creation
The show, Hotel of Bees, is based on Anthony Doerr’s historical fiction novel of the same name, which is a fictional location. Its putative location on Rue de la Crosse in Saint-Malo is mentioned in the book, albeit not much about its history has been covered in the series. There are other hotels in the area, such as Hotel Porte St Pierre, which may not fit the description but serve as a geographically equivalent counterpart to the Hotel of Bees even though it is not actually located there.
The Hotel of Bees, which had bright blue shutters and a charming café before the Germans moved in, was portrayed in the book as a happy place. It featured enormous lobbies with an abundance of guest rooms, along with breathtaking vistas. The hotel got its name from a wealthy privateer who previously resided there. He left Saint-Malo to study bees and returned as something of an apologist. After that, the hotel’s appearance evolved to reflect the theme of bees, with features like a fountain shaped like a bee hive.
The imaginary hotel in the book lost all of its brightness and began to resemble a fortress with the entrance of the Germans and, subsequently, the American bombers. Since Werner constantly appears to be operating out of a location that could collapse at any moment, this description seems to match the show’s depiction of the character more closely. During the war, artillery shells and anti-aircraft weapons take over the hotel, replacing all of its once-beautiful natural features. Hotel of Bees is a fictional site in every sense, even though watchers and readers of the well-known novel may like to associate it with something genuine. This is because the place appears to have a rich past.
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