Top 10 James Bond locations

The 25th film on the world's most famous secret agent is currently in production, an opportunity to return to the emblematic locations of previous feature films to follow in the footsteps of the spy in Her Majesty's Secret Service. Here are our Top 10 James Bond filming locations.

From James Bond Beach to MI6 Headquarters, via the Eiffel Tower or Hemingway House, follow in the footsteps of Agent 007!

1. James Bond Beach

A bikini that has become an icon, an emblematic encounter, a beach that has gone down in history, the James Bond Beach embodies all of this at once. The scene of the first meeting between Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress) and James Bond (Sean Connery), the beach quickly became a must visit in Jamaica. The swimsuit worn by Ursula Andress, who democratized the bikini all over the world, was sold by Christie’s in 2001 for the modest sum of 41,125 pounds!

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2. Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle is home to a ninja school run by Tiger Tanaka (Tetsurō Tanba) which James Bond (Sean Connery) will visit as part of his investigation. He will learn the art of the ninja to intervene with this elite troop at the headquarters of the SPECTRE. 111.6 million is the amount brought in by You Only Live Twice at the world box office. Himeji Castle was designed in the 14th century and is one of the last twelve feudal castles in Japan.

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3. Piz Gloria

Following in the footsteps of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the head of SPECTRE, James Bond (George Lazenby) visits Piz Gloria in Switzerland. Panoramic revolving restaurant, it is located at an altitude of 2,970 m. To get there, you have to take the cable car. The shooting of the film was part of a birth. Telly Savalas met Dani Sheridan, aka Sally Adams, mother of Nicollette Sheridan, who plays Edie Britt in Desperate Housewives. From their union was born a child, Nick Savalas.

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4. James Bond Island

James Bond (Roger Moore) follows the trail of Scaramanga (Christopher Lee) to this island, now called James Bond Island. Ironically, however, it is the residence of the antagonist in the film and Agent 007 does not have a pleasant time there. Originally, the duel to the death was twice as long. Some unused sequences, such as James Bond throwing a Molotov cocktail, appear in the original teaser of the film.

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5. Eiffel Tower

After a chase with James Bond, May Day (Grace Jones) parachutes from the Eiffel Tower. The stunt was actually performed by the actress without the use of an understudy. The fall, 3 meters high, was cushioned by cardboard boxes below. The Eiffel Tower is one of the most visited monuments in Paris, with more than 6 million visitors in 2017, the year in which the 300 million mark was symbolically passed since the monument was opened in 1889.

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6. Ernest Hemingway’s house

James Bond (Timothy Dalton) is summoned by M (Robert Brown) to Ernest Hemingway’s house. Reprimanded for not completing his mission, James Bond resigns and has his license to kill revoked. When 007 seems to be about to surrender his weapon, he utters the line “I guess it’s, er… a farewell to arms.”. This is the title of Ernest Hemingway’s third novel, published in 1929. Built in 1851, this Key West house is famous for having been Ernest Hemingway’s residence from 1931 to 1961.

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7. Arecibo Radio telescope

The Soviet firing system shown in the film is actually the Arecibo radio telescope. It was from here that, on October 16, 1974, the first message to extraterrestrial life was sent, lasting three minutes with a series of 1679 digits, a message that would take 25,000 years to arrive.

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8. Jökulsárlón

The Jökulsárlón glacier was used several times in the 007 saga. In A View to a Kill, James Bond (Roger Moore) is on a mission in Siberia. It is notably during this adventure that he discovers a chip belonging to the industrialist Max Zorin (Christopher Walken) on the lifeless body of Agent 003. This discovery leads James Bond to investigate Zorin. In Die Another Day, it’s a completely different setting. The destination is clearly stated; Iceland is where James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) is going for a show of force by Gustav Graves (Toby Stephens).

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9. House of M

After the attack on MI6, 007 (Daniel Craig) returns to London and breaks into the apartment of M (Judi Dench). This is the second time, after Casino Royale, that 007 proceeds in this way to talk with his superior. The house she lives in is the home of composer John Barry, who died in 2011. It’s a tribute to the composer of many of the tracks from twelve films in the franchise.

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10. MI6 Headquarters

The MI6 headquarters, a famous modernist building on the banks of the Thames, is now one of the iconic locations of the James Bond franchise. But if since The World Is Not Enough in 1999, the British secret services have proudly displayed their ultra-secure headquarters in the cinema, this has not always been the case. In the first films, 007 only returned to his office by more or less camouflaged accesses, generally behind the cover of Universal Exports. When visible, it was the façade of the Old War Office. In Skyfall, the SIS Building is destroyed during a terrorist attack. He still bears the scars in 007 Spectre.

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By Damien Duarte

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Passionné par la culture pop depuis son enfance, ses références vont de Donald Duck à Batman en passant par Marty McFly. Fantripper dans l'âme, voyager sur les traces de Ghostbusters, James Bond ou des héros de romans comme Cotton Malone fait partie d'un séjour idéal et réussi !

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