King's Landing (overview)

TV show House of the Dragon (2022)
King's Landing was created according to the descriptions provided by George R. R. Martin in his books, based on cities such as Dubrovnik in Croatia, Girona and Cáceres in Spain. Not to mention Collioure, France, whose bell tower and other monuments can be seen in the fourth episode of House of the Dragon season 2.
Collioure by BlueBreezeWiki. Wikimedia.

“It is not in Rhaenyra’s nature to be deceitful. I cannot say the same for your brother.”

Alicent Hightower (Emily Carey)

In 2015, Perpignan Metropole’s economic development agency contacted HBO to transmit a portfolio of the most beautiful places in French Catalonia. The goal? Attracting film crews for the Game of Thrones series. Unfortunately, HBO chose instead to shoot on the Spanish side, in the Girona region.

Several months pass until a member of the production team spends a few days in Collioure during his vacation. The city does not fail to subjugate him. Involved in the production of House of the Dragon, the Game of Thrones spin-off, this person decides to talk to the people in charge about the city.

A lightning shoot

January 2015. A detachment of House of the Dragon film crews arrived in Collioure to film some general views. Three days are necessary to pack a few shots, including one particular one, supposed to represent the coast of King’s Landing. The bell tower of Collioure and the castle also appear in the landscape. Collioure represents the popular part of King’s Landing, the capital of Westeros. A place where Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith) feasts in the houses of joy and other ill-famed taverns.


The production of House of the Dragon was filmed during 3 days in Collioure.

Port-Réal vue d'ensemble
Vue d’ensemble de Port-Réal. Tous droits réservés : HBO.

Le Clocher de Collioure

Built in the 13th century, the bell tower of Collioure recounts more than 800 years of history to its visitors, proudly dominating the Mediterranean Sea.

Built on one of the few natural ports on the Mediterranean coast, where men already traded during Antiquity, the bell tower of Collioure has had several incarnations over the centuries. It was really at the end of the 17th century that Vauban took the decision to transform a defense tower into a bell tower, giving the town one of its most famous monuments. Very well preserved, it now sees boats pass by and welcomes tourists from all over the world.

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By Gilles Rolland

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Passionné de cinéma, de rock and roll, de séries TV et de littérature. Rédacteur de presse et auteur des livres Le Heavy Metal au cinéma, Paroles de fans Guns N' Roses, Paroles de fans Rammstein et Welcome to my Jungle : 100 albums rock et autres anecdotes dépareillées. Adore également voyager à la recherche des lieux les plus emblématiques de la pop culture.

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