James Bond film locations

Pat Fearing:
"What exactly do you do?"

Bond:
"Oh, I travel... a sort of licensed troubleshooter."

- from the movie Thunderball, 1965

Travel

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The deserted island of Bond's adversary Silva in the movie SkyFall (2012), might seem the result of the writers' fantasy, but does actually exist. The island is called Hashima, and is located of the coast of Japan.

In 1959, the island was one of the most densely populated areas on earth. On the tiny island (400 x 160 meter), more than 5000 people lived and worked.

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Villa Le Torre, located near Talamone (6km), in Southern Tuscany, Italy, is featured in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace. Bond, after leaving the Tosca Opera in Bregenz, visits René Mathis (and his girlfriend) in this beautiful villa and asks him to come and help him in Bolivia.

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Villa del Balbianello is located next to Lake Como, Italy. In the spring of 2006, the movie Casino Royale was filmed in front of the villa. The villa doubles as a hospital where James Bond (Daniel Craig) is recovering, together with Vesper (Eva Green) and where the Swiss banker comes to get the code to transfer the money.

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This James Bond Villa is located next to Lake Como, near San Siro and Menaggio, Italy, surrounded by a beautiful park with paths, benches and a lit fountain. In the spring of 2006, the movie Casino Royale was filmed in front of this villa (the last scene of the movie when Bond shoots and meets Mr. White, and utters the famous words "Bond... James Bond").

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Grandhotel Pupp, a 228-room luxury hotel located in Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad), Czech Republic, doubles for Hotel Splendide in Montenegro in the 2006 movie Casino Royale.

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Two scenes in SkyFall (2012) were filmed in the Four Seasons Hotel at Canary Wharf in London.

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One of the most glamorous Bond locations is the Casino Monte Carlo in the country of Monaco, the second smallest country in the world (after the Vatican). The beautiful casino with it's impressive facade features prominently in Never Say Never Again and GoldenEye.

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In the 1995 James Bond movie GoldenEye, Pierce Brosnan as Bond watches from the Fort Antoine Theatre how Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen) and the admiral board a speedboat in Monte Carlo's port.

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Both the Château de Chantilly and the Great Stables were featured prominently in the Bond movie A View to a Kill (1985), as the estate of evil Max Zorin (played by Christopher Walken). Max Zorin organises his annual horse sale here and Bond (Roger Moore), together with Sir Godfrey Tibbett (Patrick Macnee), a horse trainer, infiltrate the event.

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The James Bond films Goldfinger (1964) and Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), were filmed in and around the Clubhouse and on the championship golf course, Stoke Park at Stoke Poges.

The famous golf match between Auric Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe) and James Bond (Sean Connery) were filmed on this course and in front of the main club building.

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The Vauxhall Cross SIS Building, also commonly known as the MI6 Building, is the headquarters of the British Secret Intelligence Service.

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The Luton Hoo Mansion House doubles as health clinic Shrublands in the movie Never Say Never Again (1983) and a staircase in the building can be seen in The World Is Not Enough (1999).

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Chalfont Park House in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, doubles as the Shrublands health clinic in the movie Thunderball (1965). The exterior of the building can be seen in several shots.

Currently Chalfont Park House is used by a company called Citrix UK, but the building can easily be visited and photographed from the outside.

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The Atlantic Hotel was featured in the 1997 Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies. A few scenes were shot here, but one of the most memorable is the stunt scene in which Pierce Brosnan - or rather his stunt double - climbs from the Atlantic Suite to the globe on the roof of the hotel after Bond killed Dr. Kaufman.

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An important scene in the Bond movie Quantum of Solace takes place in and around the stunning open air Opera building in Bregenz, Austria. From April 29th until May 9th, 2008, the Bond team filmed several scenes with Bond (Daniel Craig), two villains (played by Matieu Amalric and Anatole Taubman), and the beautiful Bond girl (portrayed by Olga Kurylenko).

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The Ocean Club, featured prominently in Casino Royale, actually exists. Several scenes were filmd in and around the Club. First Bond arrives with a waterplane and drives in his Ford Mondeo to the club.

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Both Thunderball and Never Say Never Again (a remake of Thunderball), starring Sean Connery as Bond, were shot at the swank, canary yellow, British Colonial Hilton Nassau hotel that is conveniently nestled in downtown Nassau, Bahamas.

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Ian Fleming's beloved Jamaican home where he wrote 14 of his famous 007 novels. What Fleming loved most about Goldeneye was the out of doors, nature, the sounds and colors, the peace and drama of living by the sea. He delighted in "the blazing sunshine, natural beauty and the most healthy life I could live."

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In the 1983 James Bond film Octopussy, several palaces in and around the town of Udaipur, India were used, most notably Shiv Niwas Palace (Bond's hotel), the Taj Lake Palace and Jag Mandir Palace which double as the home of Octopussy (played by Maud Adams) and Monsoon Palace (Kamal Khan's residence).

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Cerro Paranal, in the Atacama desert in Chile, home of the ESO Very Large Telescope, has been chosen as one of the settings for the James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace (2008). The location features as a Hotel Perla de las Dunas, the location where Greene and General Medrano meet to finalise the coup. Bond infiltrates the hotel, kills the Chief of Police and confronts Greene.

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Many scenes were filmed at Piz Gloria for the 1969 James Bond 007 film On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Piz Gloria is located on top of Schilthorn, a 2,970 metre high summit in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, above Mürren. It's Blofeld's clinical research institute, and Bond spends some time there, eventually destroying the whole place.

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In the opening sequence of the 1995 movie GoldenEye, James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) jumps off the Verzasca Dam in Switzerland.

The dam, also known as the Contra Dam, is 220 metre (720 feet) high hydroelectric dam, and is located close to the city of Locarno.

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The luxury Villa Sylva is located on the island of Corfu, Greece. Not the villa itself, but the swimming pool and garden area is featured in the movie For Your Eyes Only (1981), with the villa visible in the background. The villa and swimming pool still exist and can be rented. 

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In the movie Diamonds Are Forever (1971), several scenes were filmed in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. James Bond (Sean Connery), disguised as professional smuggler and murderer Peter Franks, travels to Amsterdam to meet contact Tiffany Case. The real Peter Franks shows up, but Bond intercepts and kills him and switches IDs to make it seem like Franks is Bond.

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James Bond only settles for the best, and so do his wealthy enemies. So when they travel to and from Austria in Quantum of Solace, they fly a Bombardier Challenger 604 private jet from Ocean Sky. Ocean Sky is one of the leading private jet operators and jet centres specialising in business jet charter and aircraft charter.

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The Miramonti Majestic Grand Hotel is featured in For Your Eyes Only (1981). James Bond stays at the hotel and looks out from his balcony.

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The Peninsula Hong Kong hotel appears in The Man With The Golden Gun (1974). In the film, James Bond (Roger Moore) follows Bond girl Andrea Anders (Maud Adams) from Macau to Hong Kong, where she's picked up by one of the hotel's "Peninsula-green" Rolls-Royces.