Chateau Faucher, eglise Notre-Dame de l'Assomption and the mine scene

 The Pit 29 and the Rock 30: Paussac et Vivien, lavoir and bridge of Faucher and the town of the Rock

 The taking of castle Tanner 31:  l' Eveque, Faucher castle + garden and the town of the Rock

Short shots of Actors and Fear: l'église Notre-Dame de l'Assomption, perhaps one of the caves. (Fear is shot in Brantome as well)


The rock and the Pit

The search for the quarry

We are still looking for the location of the mine and the mine area of the Emperor part 2 (same spot).

3 different places to let it look like one. Pretty confusing. And the pit/cave itself is still unfindable.


1. Paussac (the field in front of the rock).


2. Faucher bridge and lavoir 


3. Rock village.



In search of the cave

 It could be a private place around Brantome or somewhere around Perigord. If it's a private place, then this explains why nothing can be found, not even a photo. Funny is some ancient drawings,

they made for Crossbow, seem to be correct. So when Bolgar looks at his map then I recognize Brantome. Brantome caves seems too high, but perhaps behind it? There is also a chance that I do

 not interpret the map correctly and that it is simply the center of the cave and doesn't indicate a village.  I found a championniere cave nearby. There are no photos of this place. That could be the place.


The map


The Emperor part 1 and 2 (Location: quarry)

Scene: Tell is on his way to find back the Emperor, Tell gets kidnapped by him. This area is recognizable for: - water in front of it (it could be a small fake stream).

 The shape of the entrance, things are covered (you see many hills, sand, straw roofs and wood).  - Caves are not very high covered with some trees on it.

- And a clear path to them the caves.

Below the same kind of environment but not the same.                                                                                                                      


This is where they enter the unknown place, a double location.

               Via a forest path. The river could be dug.. the water is also in The Pit     A shot from The Emperor part 2. This is definitely the same place as mine.


            A remarkable detail is the bended rock behind Tell                                 The Pit                                               'The Emperor part 2'  low rocks                                     


Is below the same cave? Or studio?


                                                 This quarry could be the place. It's nearby Paussac et Vivien but private.   And it can be changed into a quarry as now...


Is the missing 'Trolls cave' this cave too?

The Emperor part 2                                                            The Pit and The Rock    

                                  Little Marian is missed. Tell is misleaded by a villager and trapped. He tries to protect little Marian.          She is going to look for her.

The left photo it looks like the Rock in Paussac et Vivien. I saw next to the rock exact this cave but not the whole environment of the cave in front of it. Another trick. With multiple locations?



3 places have been merged

They make you believe, you could look down on the mine village, but in fact is the village, where Bolgar rules, at least 30 miles away. Sorry to wake you up from the dream ;)


We start with the first location

1. The fields and the rock of Paussac et Vivien    


Location 2: Faucher bridge and lavoir


                            Bolgar and his sons are standing on the rock (location 1)  hey make you believe they have this view (middle picture)                                                                                         

So in fact it's not a shot from the rock but from the rooftop of this village. Nicely done!

The mercenaries, who came to assist Bolgar, first ride the fields in a castle garden, then they ride to Passauc et Vivien (the rock), then this bridge at Faucher, then the real village.




The Rock

Here it is! These rocks are a private place nowadays  




Paussac et vivien

The rock (location 1a)   

1987                                                                                                  2016



These rocks are a private place. The photo's above are taken half way up on a rising road. So the rocks doesn't seem that high, but they are! This road


you can't see from the cameraman's position. This shot is great, you can't see the half way sandroad and you can´t see the asphalt road down below. 1987

The asphalt road not visible, only in some short shots. Tell sits on this rock. There is an extra height level road in front you can't see, it's hidden in between the trees.

That road takes you up by car or by foot. There is a house and a cave up there.                              This is the dirt road in between the rock and the road. 2016



               1987   The sandroad halfway, you can see above, is perfectly hidden    2017

See the notch in the field (above and below).



The mercenaries probably started in the gardens of L' Eveque castle

So they started around L' Eveque then went over the bridge of Faucher, then walk right into the ambush in front of Paussac et Vivien rocks..They made it look like the ambuse is just

in front of the town, but in fact it is about 20 km away. 

This short shot below must be in L' Eveque gardens because of the wideness and the ponds. The stunts (ambush) is on the field in front of the rock at Paussac.


The field (location 1 b)

Below the field in front of the rock of Paussac et Vivien. The field with the traps to protect the village.

2014 This field streches far behind the trees along the roadside


In Crossbow the field always looks bigger because of the film-angle tricks. This Crossbowscene is zoomed with a low camera-shot.


Traps have been set to protect the village and mine.


This is also the field of the rider ...she arrived (probably by car and on a total different horse) in the town of the rock. But remember the 'village' is 30 miles further...


A unknown rockformation in episode the Pit and Rock

The structure of the rock of Paussac is totally different than the rocks of Paussac. No idea where this place could be...

The trees may have become tall by now, so it's possible you have little view on the rocks these days.


The lavoir and bridge (Faucher and the Cole river).

Faucher lavoir and the bridge are in episode 29 The Pit and The Rock 30 (episode 32 Fear is filmed here further down the river, around the

castle of Faucher). That's the same with episode 31 The Taking of Castle Tanner, Actors (Chapelle) and the Seekers of the Soul

(chapelle and castle).  All these episodes are filmed in or around Chateau Faucher. Faucher is an important location from season 2.


1987                                                                                                               2016               


1987                                                                                             2016



                                                                                                                           Oops.. a traffic pole


Georgia Lyman and Morgan Vasseur, at the Lavoir Faucher


l'église Notre-Dame de l'Assomption - La Chapelle-Faucher in episode Fear

The church was built mostly in the 12th century. It includes a nave, a bay following which rises the bell tower and a choir ended with a circular apse. A chapel was added in the 15th

century agains the south facade. The interior retains six sculpted Romanesque capitals. On the first bay of the south facade, above the entrance gate, which has been extensively

remodeled or rebuilt afterwards, is a group of three small arcades with columns adorned with sculpted Romanesque capitals. Above are two patterns with characters embedded in the masonry.


In episode 'Fear' the monster walked around this church. With a nice shadow effect, the monster seems 3 times bigger than it really is ;)


Environment: The Chateau stands next to this Church. Episodes like 'Actors' and 'Soulseekers' are recorded in this church.

The photos below seem in the chateau of Faucher (see the windows). More about it down on this page.


l'église Notre-Dame de l'Assomption

                        Episode The Seekers of The Soul 1987                                                                            Around 2016                                               


1987                                     The Soulseekers                                       2016


                     Episode Actors                                     Acors                                            2016                        


Not the same cross but there are more of them in this church.                                          Episode Actors                                        



                                   1987                                                                    Around 2016   They were sitting on the right side



Episode Actors in Eglise Notre dame 'l Assomption,

This eglise is situated behind Faucher castle, bridge and lavoir).

1988 Actors                                                                                                                 2016


Actors                                                                                                      Look... still the same stairs

Above 'Actors' and below 'The Seekers of the soul.'


The stage of episode Actors is built in opposite of this church                                                                                                                           


On the map: The Faucher Castle and the Eglise (eglise was in Fear, Actors and Soulseekers)


Faucher in episode Fear

      Episode Actors in l'église Notre-Dame de l'Assomption.           Episode Fear: This place is the castle of Faucher, not the church.                   



l'église Notre-Dame de l'Assomption - La Chapelle-Faucher in episode Fear

The church was built mostly in the 12th century. It includes a nave, a bay following which rises the bell tower and a choir ended with a circular apse. A chapel was added in the 15th

century agains the south facade. The interior retains six sculpted Romanesque capitals. On the first bay of the south facade, above the entrance gate, which has been extensively

remodeled or rebuilt afterwards, is a group of three small arcades with columns adorned with sculpted Romanesque capitals. Above are two patterns with characters embedded in the masonry.

As you can see above, the church doesn't have the windows you see below. Fear is shot in Faucher castle and the exterior in front of the l'église Notre-Dame de l'Assomption.


Above castle Faucher and below in front of  l'église Notre-Dame de l'Assomption - La Chapelle-Faucher



In episode 'Fear' the monster walked around this church. With a nice shadow effect, the monster seems 3 times bigger than it really is ;)

Scene: Calibar is approching, you can see it's shadow and he is breaking through traps and other precautions the villagers took.


Calibar is approaching

In all those different pictures you can see other parts of this wall to get a complete picture of it. That also applies to the ornaments.


Location: The interior is Chateau Faucher. The shadow of 'the monster' approaching on the wall: is the exterior of eglise Faucher, next to the Chateau.


La Chapelle Faucher

The Taking of Castle Tanner.


          Faucher castle used to have a nice roof

It's located on a cliff behind its castle built in the 13th century. La Chapelle Faucher, 25 km north of Périgueux, between the Trincou valley and the valley of the Côle. This village has 4 churches. - Our Lady

of the Assumption 12th century pure Romanesque style. The exceptional frescoes date from the wars of religions - Virgin and child of the thirteenth century. - The Chapel of the 15th century cemetery (St Roch)-

The Church of Petit Jumilhac Romanesque style of the 13th century (ST Maurice) - The Chapel of Puymartin of the thirteenth century former membership of a military order (ST Blaise), now private property.

As well as several mills dating from the 19th Pierre Brune, Rochevideau, Rochecaille, Lacroix, Faurilloux, Barrat, Lasfont.  The Château de la Chapelle Faucher It belonged to the XIIIth. At the Vicomte de Limoges.

In the 14th century, the Périgord knew the 2nd 100 years war against the English, it was at this particularly deadly time, that the Castle, the village and a church were looted, burnt and destroyed. Around 1460,

the Vicomte de Limoges sold the Château to Audoin de Farges Ecuyer of the Duc de Guyenne. He had a part of the castle rebuilt in the center of the two towers in the style of the first renaissance. It is in 1515

that the Castle became property of the family De Bruc Chabans and it is from the same family that lives this property. Today a vaulted room can accommodate 280 guests sitting (meeting, wedding reception, etc


Faucher in Soulseekers

Scene: The woman warns Tell about the monks of the monastery. Strange things are happening.



Terence wants to join the convent



Tell is worried about his friend, he decides to take a look.


            The garden of chateau Faucher.                                                                                                                                     The eglise next to the chateau.


The room

Location: Probably in Faucher castle or a room in the church.


The cemetery






The Taking of Castle Tanner, episode 31

The son of Tanner is on the run (Chateau L' Eveque). And a short shot of the soldiers searching in the same town as

The Pit ep. 29 + The Rock ep. 30) Then most of it is shot in Faucher castle.



The same place (one row up)

                The Taking of Castle Tanner                                               The Seekers of the Soul                                                                                                           

The Taking of Castle Tanner is the same space as The Seekers of the Soul



The interior of Faucher castle

I Never saw pictures of the interior of Faucher castle. I think it's in there, but I am not sure.

The Taking of castle Tanner                                              The seekers of the Soul

 Tells tries to locate the scream to be able to help Terence (ep. The seekers of The Soul)


To compare

The gate of Faucher castle in episode The seekers of the Soul'

                                                                                    'The seekers of the Soul'                                                    The gate in opposite 'The taking of castle Tanner'                      


The gate in The Taking of Castle Tanner In Faucher castle

     And a white car in the back                                                                                            




                                                                                              This photo is taken from the balcony (above the gate).





This was the last scene of Seekers of the Soul



Tell met Gothar (episode The Taking of Castle Tanner)

They make you believe they went into the tavern but it is most probable in chateau Faucher.


The Taking of Castle Tanner here we don't see the same place

   The exterior of this inn is in the village of the Rock. The whole medieval village belongs to a family.

The house with the nice balcony stairs is the inn. But the interior of the inn is in Faucher castle (multiple locations again). 



The same place              The Seekers of the Soul             


They make you believe they went in the tavern but it is probably chateau Faucher



The garden of Faucher castle


The taking of Castle Tanner                                              The Seekers of The Soul


Stable - Faucher garden

The stables have been transformed into a reception room that can accommodate more than 200 people. The household, contiguous, can shelter him a cocktail, in case

of rain! Only the outbuildings were preserved. The castle has superb vaulted stables dating back to the 17th century. Antoine de Chabans had the carousel in the extension

built. This ride is the oldest preserved. Let us not forget that for fifty years a military camp had settled there. The 6 columns seem placed on a small wall.


    Episode: The taking over of castle Tanner at Faucher castle



Riverside Faucher

The back of Chateau Faucher, totally different than the front.


The woodshed

An unknown location

It could be the field in front of Faucher castle, there is a farmhouse or it's fake.


Start of episode The Taking of Castle Tanner.

Interior and garden of Faucher castle


The towers of Faucher castle    




Faucher: The taking of castle Tanner (started with a shot of  l'Eveque castle) This name of the castle could sound familiar to you...

It's the field the mercenaries start riding to The Pit  (The Pit and the Rock).                                                                                                                                    


The last scene of The Taking of Castle Tanner


1987                                                                                                            2015


1987                                                                                          2016

Left of this castle you can see the field of the graveyard in episode The seekers of the Soul                                                                                           

It's hard to find pictures from the Faucher garden and its buildings.


Chateau Faucher - Fear

Chateau Faucher in episode Fear



Waterside Faucher


Scene: Calibar followed Tell and Godrill and wounds Tell. Godrill didn't tell the truth about what she has taken from Kalibar and Tell left. In

the night he woke up because of a loud scream that came from the direction of a little light in Faucher. The stairs are in Brantome.


End of episode Fear. The other location in Fear in 'Brantome.' You can find it on the another location page.



Where could this be? Here an overview of the cave and the field in front


A remarkable detail is the bended rock behind Tell left photo below                Where is it?                                                                                                                    


The cave                                                                        The interior: Real quarry with some Polystyrene walls put in it??              



Looking from the inside



From the outside

Middle: Not the one you see, it's hidden around the corner (left of the people)



The riverside of Faucher castle

In the middle of the castle you see a wooden door, where the castle is attached to the outbuildings, there is the place where most scenes were shot.



Extra photos of Chateau Faucher