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James Bond Filming Locations

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Part of the phenomenal success of the James Bond movie franchbise can be attributed the use of exotic filming locations.  Some of the series' most memorable scenes have been filmed in far-flung locations ranging from Istanbul to the South of France to the Bahamas.  Not surprisingly, many of these locations have been filmed by members of the AirVuz community.  In this compilation, we've assembled highlights from some of the best videos of locations used to film 007 movie scenes.

Goldfinger

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Goldfinger: Furka Pass, Switzerland

electriclife

Prepare to be blown away by this drone video of a famous mountain pass in the Swiss Alps, compliments of Electriclife and his DJI Inspire 2 drone.  Furka Pass, lying at 2.4k meters (almost 8k ft.) in south central Switzerland, connects several towns in the area.  It was the shooting location of a memorable scene in the 1964 James Bond movie Goldfinger, in which 007 (played by Sean Connery) tries to chase down the antagonist in his Aston Martin DB5.  It was the third installment in the series.

Skyfall

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Skyfall / Glencoe [Scottish Highlands]

theperspectiveexperiment

Theperspectiveexperiment created this beautiful aerial view of a famous glen (or valley) in the Scottish Highlands.  Glen Coe is in the western Highlands, just north of Argyll.  Glen Coe's profile has increased considerably since it became the ancestral home of MI6 Agent 007 in Skyfall, the 2012 installment of the James Bond series, the 25th in the series.  The video even shows the exact spot where Bond (played by Dan Craig) and M (played by Judy Dench) stand and look out over the valley.

For Your Eyes Only

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Meteora: Greece's Orthodox Monasteries

GeorgeMarcu

Top contributor GeorgeMarcu treats us to this epic aerial tour of the famous monasteries of Meteora in the Thessaly region of northern Greece.  The immense rock pillars of the region are home to six Greek Orthodox monasteries.  The most well known is the Monastery of the Holy Trinity.  This masterpiece "played the role" of St. Cyril's in the 13th James Bond movie For Your Eyes Only (1981), in which 007 (played by Roger Moore) scales a cliff and dispatches a henchman of Aristotle Kristatos.

GoldenEye

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Verzasca (Ticino, Switzerland)

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The Verzasca Dam (also known as Contra Dam) is the fourth-tallest dam in Switzerland but probably the most well-known. The reason is that it was the "co-star" of one of the most famous stunt scenes in cinematic history: the bungee-jumping sequence which opened the 19th James Bond movie, GoldenEye (1985).  In this drone video by Kpax, you'll get a bird's eye view of the 1960's-era structure in Ticino, the Italian-speaking Canton in southeastern Switzerland.  It's on the Verzasca river, just upstream from Lake Maggiore.   

Dr. No, For Your Eyes Only

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Ocho Rios, Jamaica

ishellvaughan

Contributor Ishellvaughan gives us a bird's eye view of Ocho Rios, one of the most well known beaches of Jamaica.  James Bond fans may recognize the area shown in the video; it "played the role" of the fictitious "Crab Key" in the innaugural movie Dr. No (1962).  Here, in one of the series' most iconic scenes, the original "Bond Girl" Honey Rider (Ursula Andress) emerged from the water holding a conch shell to meet 007 (Sean Connery).  Ocho Rios later appeared in Live and Let Die (1973, #9 in the series).  

The World Is Not Enough

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Skiing the Argentiere Glacier Near Chamonix, France

Jturner

Contributor Jturner produced this spectacular video skiing down the Argentiere glacier, which is part of the Mt. Blanc Masif in the French Alps.  The glacier which runs perpendicular to the Chamonix Valley, made a disguised but widely noted appearance in the 21st installment of the James Bond series, The World is Not Enough.  In the 1999 film, 007 (played by Pierce Brosnan) there's an epic mountain ski chase scene which is set in the Caucasus but which, in fact, was shot on this very glacier.

The World Is Not Enough

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On the Way to Maiden's Tower, Istanbul

iskenderfilm

Iskenderfilms created this surreal-looking aerial look at Maiden's Tower, a well known Istanbul landmark.  Built in the early 12th century, it was designed to protect the southern approach into the city through the Staits of Bosphorus.  Famously, the the tower was the filming location for the climactic scene of the 1999 James Bond movie The World is Not Enough, #21 in the series.  This was the spot where 007 (Pierce Brosnan) tracks down the arch-villain Renard (Robert Carlyle) in his hideout.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

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Schilthorn | Exploring Switzerland Ep. 11 | DJI Mavic 2 Pro

maik kellerhals

Situated in the Bern Canton of central Switzerland, Schilthorn is one of the most famous mountains in the Alps.  In part that's because of the revolving restaurant known as Piz Gloria which sits atop it.  The silver landmark is forever associated with a certain British spy of cinematic fame; it was a filming location for "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969), #7 in the James Bond series.  Check out this beautiful alpine area, including the "allergy institute" of 007 nemesis Blofeld in this drone video by maik kellerhals.  

Thunderball, Casino Royale

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Paradise Island, Bahamas

SDPilot

Contributor DPROV used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 to create this spectacular aerial video of Paradise Island in the Bahamas.  The island sits just off the shore of Nassau, the country's capital city on New Providence.  Once owned by entertainer Merv Griffin, it's now known as the home of the Atlantis resort.  Paradise Island has a long history of appearing in TV shows and movies.  Most famously, the island appeared in two James Bond films: Thunderball (1965, #4 in the series) and Casino Royale (2006, #23).  

Spectre

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Sölden: Heaven for Winter Sports

Alin Constantin

Contributor Alin Constantin created this amazing drone video of Sölden, one of the most well known ski resorts in Austria.  It's situated in the Ötztal Valley in the West Tyrol region, near the Italian and Swiss borders.  Sölden featured prominently in the 2015 Jame Bond film Spectre (#26 in the series): the Ice Q restaurant (the glass paneled building which you'll see in the video) was the shooting location for the Hoffler Klinik, and the slopes of the resort were used to shoot a chase scene. 

Octopussy

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Udaipur, Rajasthan

PixelDo.Com

In this video, contributor Pixeldo treats us to an aerial view of the Indian city of Udaipur.  The capital of the northwestern state of  Rajasthan, Udaipur is commonly known as the City of Lakes due to the presence of five major lakes.  The Taj Lake Palace, which covers a tiny island in one of the lakes and is first visible at the :18 mark, was one of the key shooting locations for the 1983 James Bond film Octopussy, the 14th in the series.  In the film, 007 (played by Roger Moore) meets his to-be-ally Octopussy here.  

View to a Kill, Die Another Day

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Jökulsárlón: Iceland's Glacial Lagoon

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Contributor Luafilmmaker created an epic bird's eye view of Jökulsárlón, a glacial lake in eastern Iceland.  It sits at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, itself part of the Vatnajökull icecap.  Jökulsárlón will be recognizable to James Bond fans; it has appeared in two movies in the series.  It appeared first in the 1985 installment View to a Kill (#16 in the series), starring Roger Moore as 007.  In 2002, it appeared again in Die Another Day, the 22nd in the series and the last to star Pierce Brosnan.  

Man with the Golden Gun

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Majestic Thailand (Episode 1)

Aerial Entertainment Studios

Top contributor Aerial Entertainment Studios put together this remarkable drone video compilation of footage from the area around Phang Nga Bay in southern Thailand. James Bond fans may recognize the area shown at the end of the video; this was a shooting location for the 1974 classic The Man with the Golden Gun, the series' tenth installment. In the movie, 007 (played by Roger Moore) lands a seaplane into "Red Chinese" waters to track down the villian Scaramanga on his private island.

You Only Live Twice

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Japan's Most Beautiful Castle: Himeji

hittheroadlat

Himeji Castle is one of the most famous in Japan.  Situated in southern Honshu, it was built in the 14th century.  One of the most-visited sites in the country, it owes its fame in part to the James Bond movie franchise: the palace made an appearance as the spot where 007 (played by Sean Connery) undergoes ninja training in the 1967 classic You Only Live Twice, the series' sixth installment.  Contributor Hittheroadlat used both drone and ground camera footage to create this video of the magnificent landmark.  

From Russia with Love

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Istanbul From Above in 4K | Turkey

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Top contributor Hamza Mujtaba treats us to a drone's eye view of Istanbul, Turkey.  While the Turkish city has long been one of the world's most well known, in recent decades its recognition has been boosted by appearing in numerous James Bond movies.  Its first appearance was as a primary shooting location for the 1963 hit From Russia with Love; the opening scene of the film (the second in the series) takes place around Hagia Sophia mosque, captured in the opening of this video.

Quantum of Solace

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The Stunning Cliffs of Lago di Garda

Marco Cantieni

Contributor Marco Cantieni created this epic drone video of one of the most well known spots on Italy's Lake Garda.  The town of Tremosine is on the western side of the lake in Italy's Lombardy region, near its northern end.  It's known in part for a road which winds up the cliffs overlooking the lake.  Notably, it was the filming location for the opening scene in the 2008 James Bond Film Quantum of Solace (#24 in the series), in which 007 (played by Daniel Craig) has the thief Mr. White locked in his trunk.

The Spy Who Loved Me

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Sardegna IV: DJI Phantom 4 Footage of the Famed Island of Sardinia

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In this stunning drone video of Sardinia, top contributor electriclife uses his DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone to showcase the beauty of this Italian Mediterranean island. The footage is shot around the northeastern corner of the island, and includes the gorgeous Cugnana mountains and the town of Poltu Quatu.  The highlight is aerial footage of Porto Cervo, a town on the famed Costa Smerelda.  The Hotel Cala di Volpe here was a shooting location for the 11th James Bond film, The Spy Who Loved Me (1977).  

Casino Royale

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Czech Republic - Karlovy Vary

Raf_Neo

Raf_Neo create this stunning video from Karlovy Vary, a n old and beautiful spa town in the western Czech Republic.  Founded in the 14th century by the Holy Roman Emperor of the time, its hundreds of hot springs made it a favorite destination for European royalty for centuries.  Before World War II, it was part of the Sudetenland, control of which went to Germany under the Munich Agreement of 1938.  More recently, KV served as a filming location for the 23rd James Bond movie, Casino Royale (2006). 

The Living Daylights

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Riesenrad Wien, Vienna's Giant Ferris Wheel

W.Obereder

Contributor W. Obereder created this epic bird's eye view of the Wiener Riesenrad, a giant ferris wheel in the Austrian capital Vienna.  Located in the Prater amusement park, the wheel stands almost 65 meters (212 ft.) tall.  It was built in 1897 and for decades was the world's tallest ferris wheel.  One of the most recognized sights in the Austrian capital, the ferris wheel has made numerous movie appearances, most famously in the 1987 James Bond film The Living Daylights, the series' 17th installment.  

Thunderball

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Aerial Bliss in Nassau, Bahamas - DJI Phantom 4

Visual Euphoria Studio

Despite being spread over hundred of islands, the Bahamas is one of the most urbanized countries in the world.  About 70% of the population of roughly 400,000 lives in the capital city of Nassau, which is on the island of New Providence.  Contributor Visual Euphoria Studios used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to create this aerial mini-tour of Nassau, which was made famous in part from multiple appearances in the James Bond series, beginning with its fourth installment, Thunderball (1965), starring Sean Connery as 007.

Diamonds are Forever, Never Say Never Again

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Sunrise on the French Riviera: Antibes

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Antibes is a coastal resort town on the French Riviera, located roughly halfway between Cannes and Nice in theAlpes-Maritimes Department .  The quaint town has been used a filming location for two different James Bond movies.  In the 1971 film Diamonds are Forever (the seventh in the series), the opening scene is shot here.    Over a decade later, the town's Fort Carre was used as the hideout for the villain in Never Say Never Again, the 15th installment of the series and Sean Connery's last appearance as 007.

Licence to Kill, GoldenEye

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Explore the Florida Keys by Air

NonexistentJay

Florida's Keys are a group of islands which extend in an arc beginning just south of Miami and extending to the southwest.   This video will give you an aerial tour of Florida's Keys, compliments of contributor and drone pilot Nonexistent Jay.  It includes footage from Seven Mile Bridge and Key West, both of which were filming scenes for the 1989 James Bond film Licence to Kill (1989), #18 in the series.  The Keys were also used as a filming location for the next Bond film, GoldenEye (1995).

Moonraker

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Flight Through the Islands of Venice in 4k

Nathan Jermy

Contributor Nathan Jermy created this beautiful aerial mini-tour of Venice, the most well known city in northeastern Italy.  Shot across the islands that make up the city, much of the footage is of the Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square); sitting at one end of the square, the tower of the Church of St. Mark is the city's most recognizable sight.  James Bond fans will instantly recognize the Piazza: in the 1977 classic Moonraker (#12 in the series), 007 (played by Roger Moore) arrives in the Piazza on a gondola.  

For Your Eyes Only

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Corfu Old Town and New Fortress - Mavic Pro

Dronakias

Dronakis brings us this excellent bird's eye view of the town of Corfu, which lies on the Greek island of the same name.  The town is probably best known for its fortresses: the Old Fortress is built on a peninsula jutting eastwards, and the New Fortress which is located to its west.  The Old Fortress has a place in the history of film: it appears in the 1981 James Bond movie For Your Eyes Only, #13 in the series.  The scene where 007 (Roger Moore) pushes Locques and his car over the cliff was shot here.   

Man with the Golden Gun, Tomorrow Never Dies

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Thai Islands Reveal

Christian CUVELIER

Thailand's Krabi province is perhaps best known for the dozens of small islands which lie off its coast in Phang Nga Bay.  Top contributor Christian Cuvelier used a drone to create this epic continuous "reveal" shot of these beautiful islands.  James Bond fans may recognize this area from The Man with the Golden Gun (1974, #10 in the series) and Tomorrow Never Dies (1997, #20). Phang Nga Bay "stood in" for unnamed "Red Chinese Waters" in the former movie and Vietnam's Ha Long Bay in the latter. 

From Russia with Love, Skyfall

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Hagia Sophia Mosque, Istanbul

OGB - Omer Gokcen

One of the most well known tourist destinations in Istanbul is the Hagia Sophia Mosque.  Built in the 6th century, for nearly a millenium it was the center of the Eastern Orthodox Church.  In the 15th century, after the Fall of Constantinople, it was converted to a mosque.  Contributor Omer Gocken used a drone to create this impressive aerial view of this religious landmark, which appeared in the opening scenes of two James Bond movies: the second, From Russia with Love (1963), and 25th, Skyfall (2012).

Never Say Never again

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Côte d'Azur

stefan.beumer

Contributor and drone pilot stefan.beumer created this epic drone collage of France's Côte d'Azur, shot over the summer of 2018. It features bird's eye views of the village of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Eze Village, the Gorges du Verdon, and Lac de Ste. Croix.  It finishes in the town of Antibes with an amazing aerial of the star-shaped Fort Carré.  Fort Carré is best known for its appearance in the  1983 James Bond film Never Say Never Again, #15 in the series and the last in which Sean Connery played 007.

GoldenEye

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James Bond Goldeneye Filming Location - The Fleming Villa, Dunns River Falls, Cinamon Hill

ChristopherFenton

The English novelist Ian Fleming, creator of the 007 super-spy James Bond, spent a good deal of time on the Caribbean island of Jamaica.  He first visited during a World War II intelligence conference, and later he purchased a Jamaican estate named Goldeneye.  Much of his writing was conceived here, and the villa is expected to appear as a filming location in the upcoming (2020) film installment.  You can check out this famous villa from aabove in this fantastic drone video by Christopher Fenton.  

Live and Let Die

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Green Grotto Caves, Jamaica - James Bond filming location 1973 DRONE EXCLUSIVE

ChristopherFenton

Contributor ChristoipherFewnton created this beautiful drone video of Jamaica's famous Green Grotto Caves.  The caves, which get their name from the green algae which covers their walls, are located in the middle of the northern coast of this Caribbean island.  Notably, the caves were a filming location for the James Bond film Live and Let Die (1973). In the film, the ninth in the series, the caves served as the hideout for the villain Dr. Konanga on the fictional island of San Monique.  

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

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Lisbon Portugal in Cinematic High Definition

JustinPoore

In this video, top contributor Justin Poore used a drone to give us an unforgettable look at the amazing city of Lisbon, Portugal.  The video captures many of the top sights in the Portuguese capital, including an epic shot of its iconic 25 de Abril Bridge at around the 1:40 mark.  The red-colored bridge spanning the Tagus River between Lisbon and Almada has been a filming location for numerous movies, notably the 1969 James Bond movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service, the seventh movie in the series.

Quantum of Solace

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Marble Quarry of Massa-Carrara

Enrico Pescantini

The area around Carrara in Tuscany, Italy is known for its marble quarries.  Located about an hour northwest of Florence in the province of Massa & Carrara, it has been supplying Italy (and the world) high quality marble since Roman times.  One of the Carrara quarries was used to film part of the chase scene which opened the 2008 James Bond film Quantum of Solace, the 24th of the series.  In this video by Enrico Pescantini, you'll get a bird's eye view of one of the famed Carrara marble quarries.  

The Living Daylights

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Schloss Schönbrunn Vienna

W.Obereder

Austria's capital city Vienna may be one of the 2-3 best preserved of Europe's great cities.  The beating heart of this city (once the beating heart of the Holy Roman Empire) is Schonbrunn Palace, which was a summer residence of the Habsburg rulers, who for centuries ruled the world's most powerful empire out of Vienna.  Using a DJI Spark drone, contributor W. Obereder created this marvelous aerial look at palace, which had a cameo appearance in the 17th James Bond film, The Living Daylights (1987).

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