Palhers de Bramonas
Les Palhers de Bramonas is situated in the commune of Balsieges at an altitude of 918 m. It's in the middle of the forest, not easy to find, can only be reached via a country road.
Episodes 61 Lost City and episode 68 The Amazon
This petit ville is situated pretty isolated in the forest. A beautiful place.
Lost City 61
In the beginning of Lost City Tell saves one of the children from barbarian men. To show their gratitude to Tell they invite him to their dinner: a horse.
They fled for war and the plague. Orphans who live like animals and the dark forest is condemned.
Right picture: left child looks like 'Lucas' of episode 64 Children.
The meeting between Tell and Cassius
A man with a red cape watches the fight and beckons Tell.
The man is Cassius, he says to Tell: 'This is not a friendly place" Tell; I noticed. Cassius: "It's me they are after. There are more of them..."
While talking he takes William to Flavia.
He introduces Tell as her new champion. "I've been waiting for you for a long time." She tells William about the ruins of Ataquat and the temple. "On behalf of the Tudan empire we come to bring civilization to the inhabitants. People have lost their faith over time."
(On the map: Walking from number 2 via number 1 to 3 in front of the main house.)
The big main house
At location number 3
1986 They built a balcony and stairs. It's been restored very well! They kept the ancient elements! 2016
Was the corridor behind this door 30 years back? I'm still not so sure. It looks like a studio one.
Also in front of the mainhouse is the attack.
This episode has beautiful ancient looking statues! They built a a balcony in front and itīs in the same old style. If It has been always there.
To Compare the corridor
Same places, the (studio?) corridor in The Lost City The Amazon
William and Cassius on their way to Flavia Lost City 61 William is led to Adriana, leader of the Amazons 68 via this corridor
Could be the same place they changed a bit. I start to believe more and more blocks and pillars in season 3 are fake. Look at the pillar at the right...seems parts of stone. They are masters in creating fireplaces, pillars and statues etc. They did that in season two as well. Animals and statues of stone, creating water places, wells. It looks great and It is misleading us. The interior shots of Amazons, Zombies, Bounty Twins, Lost city, Magician are probably all in this studio/farm.
You see the corridor in the back
This studio where everything can change or a being adjusted so that it just seems slightly different. Taking another camera position also helps to create a different set
To compare the door
Lost city The Amazon, door to Adriana's room, leader of the Amazons Zombies
Studio Lost City
(can be everywhere like Perigouse, inside an original studio, Boissets, Palhers, Ferme de Sauveterre etc.)
Studio location for at least 4 episodes!
The Magician, Goldilocks, Lost City and the Amazon. Perhaps even a part of Zombies too. I have no idea if this location is inside or outside...
And the same studio as Magician!
Magician they're using cool white lights Magician Lost City, using warm lights, that make a total different atmosphere
Invitation for Tell to join their meal.
The dialogue about the Tudan empire between Flavia and William
Tell: "How long have you been here?" Flavia: "This post has been around for centuries and now I am the only one left with my slave Cassius." Tell: "And you have lost contact with the rest of the world?" "The forest is our protector and our enemy." "Why don't you leave?" "I shall never leave. I descend from queen Quana Anne and I have to be manning this post. Until I got another order I shall do my duty." "The Tudan Empire has already been destroyed centuries ago." "You have a sense of humor." "The Tudan Empire does not exist." Flavia is denying: "It exists and you need to help me! You're the man who can help me. I knew that the moment I saw you. We have to stop these barbarians." You ask a quite a lot of one man." "We have a secret weapon they don't know about. Wait until you see it.
The hall of Lost City
With the treasures and sword of Otta Wapa in the Tudan Empire
Unknown location, while the exterior is in Palhers de Bramonas and parts recorded in a studio, perhaps this hall could be part of ferme de Sauverterre or parts of Bramonas....we don't know... Last update is C petit found photos of this 'sheepfolt' and indications that this is situated in Palhers de Bramonas.
To compare this location to another episode
Lost city 61 the entrance Lost city 61 Amazons 68
Above and below you see the same place, perhaps in opposite?
The Amazon 68, Adriana's room, the leader of the Amazons Lost City 61 Flavia's room
Vlavia continues about the lost Empire she protects:
"This is from the emperor of Tuda! This is the sword of Otta wapa." Tell seems skeptic: "This is your secret weapon??" Flavia wants to convince him: "feel the sword...touch it! Take it, feel it!" When William is not immediately ready to catch it.. she puts it into his hands. "Do you feel it? Do you feel it's strength?? Tell holds it and tests it. "It is a nice piece of craftsmanship." She also has a message and continues: "The one who carries this sword can't be defeated."
Tell puts down the sword and speaks firmly to her: "Flavia, this is madness! There is an army of barbarians there they will kill you, would you understand?!" Flavia raises her voice and is determined: "We can beat them!" Tell: "face the facts!!" Flavia: "No." Tell tries it again: "I don't want to see them kill you for a senseless dream, see it as a tactical withdrawal." Flavia: "It's my duty." Tell: "The empire is gone, you only have obligations to yourself." Flavia: "You just say that because you are a coward!" Tell: "Why would I lie? You are fighting for an empire that no longer exists." Flavia emotional: "Gone? How can that be? They still have the rituals, the games......The games. Otta Wapa shall return and we shall march in triumph again!"
The rocks Lost City
Their exhausting battle in search of gold, gives a lot of mutual tension.
In the meantime groups are searching for the treasure and fight each other. Men oppose their leader because they continue to search without result and get not paid for it yet. They are exhausted. The leader abuses the men for his one purpose and has other plans with the group after the discovery.
To compare the rocks
The rocks, unknown location, It probably will be close to Palhers de Bramonas
Lost city Goldilocks.. is this rock real or the same rocks or studio? Amazons
The attack by the Barbarians
Here the men of the Amazons coming back -
The Amazon Same place: Lost city 2017 number 2 looking to the north and north west.
Amazon The lost city 1988
Lost City 1988 The same place 2017
The Amazon Same house, roof covered up with straw. Left lower camera view Lost City
This house on the corner, the attached rounded shed is gone nowadays. The one behind is still there
This rounded building used to be attached The building with a rood again roofless in The Amazon
The house between number 2 and 3. This house has a ruined roof, nowadays It's fixed well! The attached rounded shed is gone.. In lost city the hole in the roof is covered with straw and In the Amazon you can see the damaged roof.
Studio Lost City
(and The Amazon, Magician and perhaps parts of Bounty twins and Zombies too)
A built studio around Bramonas or elsewhere
The attack of the empire David Prowse
The barbarians attack and they are after the gold.
The coronation in the studio
Then the boys bring the sword of Otta Wapa. Tell apprehends the sword to the queen of Tudian Emipre.
left: Amazons right: Lost City
Zombies Lost City
The end of Lost City
The Amazon 68
A mysterious beginning; William enters the forest where he hears something...
Mysterious flutes, shadows in the distance, they are running through the mist and then disappear. Someone is trying to mislead Tell.
Then he clearly sees someone
It scares the horse. He canīt locate it. And finds a piece of clothing.
To find out what is going on, Tell sets a trap. While Tell tries to find out who the unknown person is, they suddenly are attacked by barbarian men.
Tell rescues Kristel.
She starts to trust him and finds him interesting. A while later the other amazons are coming and they have had bad experience with men.
Kristel can't convince the rest of the Amazons and he is kidnapped and taken to Adriane, she is the leader of the Amazons.
The Amazon village is hidden well in the forest. They are protecting themselves against barbarian men. Long ago all men were slaughtered and taken away. The Amazons have taught themselves to defend and fight. All Amazons believe that men are evil and this attack seems to prove it again.
While they were fleeing from the barbarians, they jumped off a rock and Kristel did not come down softly
Tell becomes a problem to them because he already knows their hiding place. He will be locked up and Adriana needs time to think
The old little barn
The shed lies south east of Palhers. Tell and Kristel sitting in front of it at the north side.
It still hasn't changed much. It was overgrown and still is. The picture of 2017 is made a little more to the east.
1987 1987 2017
Pointed by C. Petit
These Amazons has found a shelter and have learned to fight and defend themselves against the enemy. They are told all men are evil, which is a big disadvantage for Tell.
Exact spot but new forest in front
Number 2 on the map - William finds his horse back, but not without danger, more Amazons arrive
Kristel recognizes them at once. The fellow group of Amazons arrive and arrest Tell.
Not the exact same spot but must be around here just behind the old shed in the forest. May 2017
I call it 'the crossing' because it's central and it's in front of the biggest house of Palhers. Lots of scenes are here. Number 1, 3, 5. It would be a lot easier when I had a (360 degrees) photo to show you, but I haven't.
The building between the trees is still the same. The old trees are still there, see the picture one row below. The middle picture is the same angle but zoomed in. The right picture: Taken from a slightly different angle 2017. The camera of Crossbow stood more to the left
opposite ways...the attached oven shed is gone nowadays They are running from number 5 to 1
This house below is south west at number 5, you van see it right of the Amazons in the back. It isn't changed in 30 years. It still has the great medieval look.
Part of the crossing. Unfortunately I have no photos of the left field (to private to enter). Perhaps the new owner has photos. Before I met them they visited my site coincidently and pointed me the place to the left.
They filmed between the big trees, they were there already during Crossbow.
Photo below is what I call 'the crossing'
Below a clear photo. Alomst everything is shot here or around the corner of the small house (on the left)
1986 on the field left of photo 2017 2017 taken from position number 5 looking to 1
1987 almost same position 2017 left of the excavator is the house, tree and wall
Left of number 2 you see two houses disappeared...I have no idea this was 30 years ago the same...that was just the angle Crossbow didn't film.
On this panorama you see this place on the field in the left (number 1 left, number 3 right and 5 in the back)
Amazon Lost City 2017
Lost City the roof is damaged and nowadays built up. This building has no longer a round bended shed attached, the other still has. Look at the right picture...two buildings both a rounded shed attached. The huge main building still has but this one is gone.
1986 The Amazon, the village is attacked by men. The building between the trees is still the same. The old trees are still there, see the picture one row below. Taken from a different angle 2017
1988 Amazon 2017 look at this barn in on the right of Kristel They came from this direction to the building in the back
This farm is south of the main house, see below
Same angle, the shot in Crossbow is made a few steps back. Number 3 on the map
The only change is a respectful restoration of this building, a rain pipe and a new built wall. The small tree in the very back has grown...the other trees are still there but out of sight.
1988 Lost City 2017
The back of the main house in 2017
Lost city Lost City The Amazon
The field (location 1) the fight practice, below they walk from 1 to location 2
The Amazon camp, where they live and practice sword fighting
These photos were sent by the owner of Bramonas. He sent both photos and told me the roof tiles above the door are still in the same position as 1988.
I haven't been inside.
Tell doesn't know what he sees when he enters a room where two woman having a tough fight. Not exactly a gentle one.
To Compare: Same place as Bounty Twins and inside shots of Zombies is recorded. Walls look fake and they used different fake parts. Like in the middle photo behind the zombie that grey wall is fake and in another episode open. It makes It very hard to track down.
The same place, same door, stairs and plateau
Amazons 68 (William looks to the fighting women on the plateau) Bounty Twins 55 (in front of Alana, William enters this door in Amazon at the left picture) Gansari's Amazons Bounty Twins Zombies
William passes a fight between the 2 women, the surprise on Tell's face about how rough it goes, when one woman is thrown roughly to the ground.
On the cell door they put a blanket or a piece of wood on the lower part and a made in Bounty Twins they made a fake doorpost.
This prison cell in 'Bounty Twins' is also Adriana's room (and Flavia's room in Lost city) 'Gansari's Zombies' is the same place as we see above.
Bounty twins Gansari's zombies
A shot of Gansari's zombies with a second of the prison cell in the back Alana in Bounty Twins, they changed subtle little things
Perhaps the same corridor of the very last shot of Crossbow final episode 72, where Gessler thinks he is free and walks through a tunnel of light...
Back to the Amazon storyline
Adriana doesn't know what to do with Tell. They put William in prison. Adriana is worried he knows their hiding place. But Adriana also realizes that he seems no harm. So they decide to lock him up for one night and tomorrow he has to fight against their strongest woman 'Cynthia,' If he wins he can go free. There will be a trick to it of course. Tell finds out that's not that easy.
Kristel is not happy with the situation, she is bored and likes to drink beer. Then she and Diana have a chat about men.
Tell almost escapes but Kristel interrupts, she bribes the guard. After all the bad stories about men and the strict rules, she begins to like Tell and she is looking for some excitement. Kristel is drunk and Tell confronts her with it.
Kristel: "I never, ever been kissed by a man and I think It's time.' Tell raises the tension a bit but does not respond directly to it, to the annoyance of Kristel.
She insists and starts to scold. She tells him she has not bribed the guard for nothing.
Then Adriana walks in.
Tell versus Cynthia.
Tell is sputtering, he doesn't want to fight against a woman. Then he sees Cynthia and is impressed. He doesn't have time to refuse, she kicks his sword away and cuts his chair into pieces. Though it's funny: Tell has to fight for his life!
It has something like a James Bond scene.. a funny scene, William gets involved in a tricky situation, almost gets killed by the female enemy, but remains a gentleman.
People gamble who will win this duel. Some have familiar faces I've seen several times before.
Kristel is worried
Amazon To compare: Gansari's zombies same place but a bit different plateau Amazon
Gansari's zombies in the same studio?
There is a dispute about his fate. He must fight against their strongest girl Cynthia to be released. Well, that's easier said than done. At the moment they are fighting, the village is attacked again. Great chaos arises; women walking out and get on their positions. The Amazons have been followed to their shelter. But a pleasant surprise awaits
Men riding into the village. Woman on the lookout warns others by sound signals.
The path to the barn, east of Palhers de Bramonas.
The men riding from the north side into the village.
The Amazon Lost City
Between number 1 and 2 Opposite: Seen from the side of the riders Looking from North to South. 2 to 1
They are looking into the alley. North of number 2
Tell noticed: 'they look peaceful' but he is not allowed to say a thing.
filmed on the field behind the right 2 houses
The panorama taken from the north side of the village. Men riding in!
number 1 and 2
Same place to compare
Amazon LostCity Lost City the roof is damaged and nowadays build up
The place left is changed and private. I think it wasn't appropriate to take pictures. Most of the parts of Amazon and Lost City are filmed in a triangle just behind the left main house. Maybe owner can send us a good picture of this place behind. I think much changed. The houses in the Amazon were in very bad condition during Crossbow.
At location 2 (on the map) At location 1 (on the map)
Adrustus is back and some other men that long ago disappeared after an attack on their village.
The Amazon ends
Extra Photos of Palhers
North of the small houses
Front of the barn
Chateau in Balsiege
North of the small houses
Another old barn in the north of the village
Looking to the north
Looking to the south
They didn't use plastic and clear white window frames. In my opinion you need frames that are deeper hidden in de window as make it look like there is no window frame at all. I see many ancient houses with plastic frame doors, that suits in a modern house well but not in such old building. This is so well done!