Episode 53 Trailbreak

Domaine des Boissets cliffs

This episode is made in the fields around Ferme des Boissets and an unknown waterfall Lozere.

                   1988                                                                                                         2015             



The view from the plateau. You can almost see St. Enimie around the corner. 


Fauna and flora

The flora Causse Sauveterre Les Gorges slopes and forests are suitable for large wildlife (mouflons, deer, wild boars), terraces and walls are the benchmarks of snakes and lizards. It is not uncommon to see the vultures in the air looking for ascending currents along the cliffs of the Gorges.The flora on the Raspes Gorges or on the dry grass of the Causses is abundant in the spring (Orchys, carlines).

         1987   Start of the episode: A man asks for help.                                                       2017 the cliff  On the photo you see the right mountain in the back               


Tell is robbed



1987/88                             The ridge of Ferme des Boissets                                   2018



Tell Tries to continue his journey looking for answers, but something dear is missing....


Above around the summer and below in Spring (around Ferme des Boissets)

To Compare

    On the same spot a short shot of the Headhunters 69                                           and The Mission, episode 54                          



The Black Knight are on Tell's tracks. Location: rocks behind Ferme des Boissets


It's the right ridge of the hills, because of the trees you don't see the rock structure.



So Gessler is after Tell and his secret.


Location: The scene above is switching from ferme des Boissets rock/fields to the big stone fields.


The hunt on Tell was at 3 rock locations:

1. Field around Ferme des Boissets

2. Field and Rock 2 (also known as the field of the gate of the wasteland)

3. Shelter Rock (Tell hides inside the rock formation.)


From a field of hills and small rocks (Boissets) to the huge rocky fields above Mende (stone chaos Lozere)

The huge stone formations are fairly close to each other in a circle of a few km

      Rock 1 (of episode the Touch)                                           Around rock 6, 'the Massive block'


The fields of rock 2



See rock 1 of the Touch in the back!

This soldier is walking in the field of rock 2, also the place with the gate of the wasteland) Rock one (Touch) in the back                                               


We finally found this rock formations near truc Fortunio. There are a lot more outthere!  See the transmission mast far behind Gessler.



Rock 6! I call it 'the Massive block.'

Gessler is close now

A different angle is changing the whole view, this is the rock combination in the back. The Shelter rock is close. (More about  'the shelter' rock below).


This shot is taken a little more from the left side and a lower camerashot.



The rock seen from the other side


And from another direction



Rock 6, the massive block, is very large.

Your view and the shape of the rocks are depending on where you stand. Sometimes it seems low and sometimes high and because the size of this rock is so large there are many forms of stones around it. You better walk around it. If you're on a low point you can't even see the larger stones. So look at different levels. The back of these rocks is very rough. a gap of more than 2 meters and many dead trees. Difficult to pass, danger of snakes because of the dead wood. Beautiful unspoilt nature. You can see many traces of animals (footprints) on the naturally formed paths.

This one is on the nortwest of the chaos and looks a bit like E.T.



Northwestern part of rock 6 with the gap and rough area





The east side of the chaos


Here we are standing low on the east side; I don't even recognize a small piece of this rock. It's pure magic these rocks!


Southeast side

The angle of the (Crossbow) camera, sometimes you can just see the Elephant rock on the right in one shot. This Elephant rock is east of this formation) More later.


I call it the 'closed shell' (also part of rock 8)




Shelter Rock

Rock 4! I call it 'the Shelter rock.' because you can enter this rock and Tell tries to find shelter here.

The East side


 The light is not the same but it is recognizable




The rocks Tell hides in the middle


West side of this rock

Below: the open space in the middle of these rocks.

Other lightfall another part of the day.  It can be seen in one shot with the mountains in the back, if you look thoroughly you can see it's silhouette of the mountains. When we made the picture it was early and hazy. And besides the trees have grown!

1988                                                                                                          2019



The complete rock below. Unrecognizable from the other side. I say it again... those rocks are like magic. Some of the blocks are extremely tall.

They are approaching


                   The soldier who finds Tell.                                                       On this picture he is in front of the entrance



The entrance of rock 4, The Shelter rock

1988                                               Inside the rockformation                                   2019


1988                                                                                                           2019



  1988                                                                             2019 sun is on the other side (morning hours)


Inside the Shelter rock



1988                                                                                                2019


They're going out



Who knows how old these rocks are? Are they as old as hunebeds? They are special because they are in the fields and huge! Like they've traveled on ice long ago or the rocks around disappeared by erosion and only the harder stones stayed.


                  1987/88                                                                                                2019


To show how tall these rocks are. See me and the whole rock.

   The centre

In Crossbow Tell is looking around and see the place islooking around. In crossbow they make you belief the place is locked by stones but one side is half open..

The cameraman took a low camera shot from behind a rock in front of him. Then he can film high and round in a circle so that the place appears 'closed.'


Below the cameraman made this shot and turned the camera around (with the left rock in front of the lens), so It seemed totally surrounded by rock.


                                                        1988                                                           2019 position cameraman, against the rock filming up, so the place seems closed.


The place Tell hides seen from above



The north side of shelter rock

And like the other rocks...unrecognizable

And a few steps to the right makes a difference (see above and below)

Yes it's really this rock you see below


On the top of the shelter rock

a tree grows on it


The place Tell jumped over the rock, on the right the entrance gap


The south side

It seems low







The field around rock 4, So called 'Shelter rock'

It's now pretty wooded. Not all stones are visible.



1988                                                                                                                               2019                                  



The ridge and fields of Domaine des Boissets

The field south of Ferme des Boissets

This rock seems fake or it was there and is no longer there. I never paid attention to it, but when I looked back my photos I didn't see it. Only small stones.

Perhaps they wanna make a transition to the rocky stonefields.

The rock could be a polyester one. Like they made in the shadow, when Horst moved a rock with a simple stick...that can not be solid rock. Maybe here they did the same.

Scene: Tell goes back and found Otto tied up. The man seems to be sorry and Tell gives him a chance again.



The waterfalls in episode 53 Trailbreak - untraceable so far

I first thought it were the 'runes' near Mont lozere, but I was wrong. I don't recognize this falls.



Gessler discovers the amulet, but he is not the only one....


     Morgan Shepard, in episode 4, 'The Scavengers' and 53 'Trailbreak' - Appears twice in the series, first as 'Parker' a blind blacksmith and later as Otto, a wandering thief, who steals Tell's amulet.


Tell is tricked twice, but now he seems prepared.