Headhunters 69, Chateau la Caze

Episode: About a cult which believes that when you kill a man you gain his strength.

Different locations like outdoor shot near the river (the fields near the bridge of Quezac and behind Chateau la Caza)

Horse and wagon scene: Plateau at Ferme des Boissets (you don't see the farmhouses, only the fields).

Interior Chateau la Caze: balcony, the interior stairscase, the basement room (fireplace room) and tunnel to it. We think the tunnel is fake. We haven't found yet.


A 15th-century building, Château De La Caze is located next to the Tarn river, in the middle of the Gorges du Tarn.




The front of chateau la Caze

A stormy autumn evening with cosy lights.

                                                1988 autumn evening                                                   2015 a cozy spring evening ;)                                            



Scene: Tell arrived at the castle, he is looking for shelter. Inside he met one of the four headhunters (Dominique Hulin). Not pleasant at all.

                                         1988                                                                                 2015


Early in the evening it looks like a fairytale castle.

Nicely renovated! Beautifully lit. This monumental castle has a special atmosphere both inside and out. Nicely styled!

                                                               2015                                                     look at the small cross left of the door. Even the water is illuminated with spots. It gives it a kind of fairytale appearance. 2015                 



                                                       1988                                                                                       2015                                                         2015                       2015 The stained glass seen from the inside.


A night in this chic castle has a also a nice price tag, but it is highly recommanded.



The corridor mystery

This corridor seems fake. It was probably at the farmhouse studio at La perigouse. Perhaps Ferme des Boissets, Palhers or chateau La Caze cellar?

  The corridor is also roughly made, with polystyrene or plastic. She is still nowhere to be found.

           Moment of truth, 71 and 72, a mix of new and old stone.                         In opposite Headhunters, 69                                                      Moment of truth, 71 and 72                                             



The mystery room

The first interior scene of Headhunters

Gessler prison and the room of the Headhunters seems the same room. It's still a mystery the room and the corridor. Both places are in both episode and not found yet.

Scene: Tell tries to keep the giant headhunter of a distance with fire. Location fireplace: I don't believe I have recognized this fireplace in La Caze or from photos. This basement is also

Gessler's prison (in episode Moment of Truth).                                                                 Those two are the fireplaces were the only two I could find in La Caze.



This room in Headhunters is also in episode 54 "The Mission", and Gessler's prison in the last two episodes.

Episodes 70 and 71 Moment of Truth 1 and 2                                                 Episode 69 The Headhunters        



All cement has been renewed, the pillars were build recently, the left door above is build up again, we think this is the window we used to see in Gessler's prison all the time.

It has the same shap of the one in the back but this one is seems smaller. Some parts of the walls are new too. The floor is raised up and new.  2021





The banner is probably in front of the window and they are sitting here in the basement of the building, 2 meters lower?

Because of the new cement, stone, parts of the wall and the new pillars it's very hard to see right similarities.


Behind those two candles you can recognize the vertical stone block and the stones around it and the window right of Gessler is the same too.  The cellar of la Caze was close

 and private. On the website are no photos of it. So we don't know where the room is. Perhaps a room in Boissets. They used to film a lot witth a wide angle so it seems bigger.


The windows below are looking identical

                                    Headhunters 69                                                             Moment of Truth 70 / 71                                    



    Headhunters 69                                                             Moment of Truth 71 / 72


The opposite

Headhunters 69 left and on the right: Moment of truth 71 and 72.  Gessler's prison could has been filmed from the fireplace.


So a mystery still remains on the place where William TELL eats in The Mission. We have seen almost every building of Boissets, then it's probably not Boissets.


By comparing the three episodes that use this place, we were able to draw the outlines. Episode The Mission, Headhunters and Moment of Truth 1 and 2.

This conclusion below, is made by C. Petit. Amazing the way he discovers this!


The attack - The staircase chateau la Caze

Location: Staircase and 'basement' of chateau La Caze. This chateau has many medieval elements.


                                   1988                                                                         2015 Same door probably in opposite (other color).


No bright photos, but it shows the stairs and doors well enough. 1988


here you can see the staircase. Nowadays it has a red carpet on it in the middle of the stairs.


1988                                                                                         2015


Scene: Tell and Morris became friends, but now they both get chased.



The rooms and levels

Each chamber has it's own nameplate. On the right photo it's a next to the doorpost instead of above. We had a nameplate of Aldebert. The chateau has 6 large rooms named:

Jacquette, Guillaume, Gabrielle, Bertrand, Anne and Aldebert. Next to the chateau is maison de Martine. Maison de Martine has also six rooms: Ste. Enimie, Les Hourtous, les Detroits, 

Les Baumes, Castellos and Castlebouc.

Ground level


The floors have been beautifully restored and plastered in some places. Each floor is approximately the same as this one below. Original stones with the red parket in the middle.


Above the second floor and below first floor.



The castlefloor

1988                                     The original floor, taken with blitz 2015                                            1988


Basement and corridor

This is in the basement and a bathroom nowadays. There is a huge room next to the bathroom. I believe a vine cellar, a private room.



Studio or cellar?

In the middle the corridor. (Can be the corridor to Gessler's prison too, ep 71+72).

It leads to the (downstairs cellar) room where Tell meets Morris and the first headhunter. 2 rows down you can see this room.

Perhaps the vinecellar....Some places were closed to the public. The door was closed but the window wasn't. I'm almost sure this room can be here. In the basement

(with only high window to just catch the daylight). Below Morris is attacked by one of the Horse men.



1988                                                   In opposite                           2015                                                                                           

The stairs is kept in a good shape. Nicely restored without losing the ancient elements. You feel it's authenticity all around you.

As far as I could discover there are about four levels including the basement. The stairs to each level, are almost the same.



The tower of la chateau Caze

1988                                                                                                                 2015           


The hall to the tower                                                                                                                                                                     


This is the tower terras, but there is also a terras

1988      Where can you go on this tower-balcony when a giant attacts you?             2015


1988 The giant falls off the tower



1988                              In front of the Chateau la Caze. Riders coming from the parking place.                 2015

Outside the chateau, Morris suddenly disappears and after the whole group of headhunters hunting down Tell, he is captured and brought to their village.

Morris tries to free Tell. But Morris has bad luck with horses and gets in trouble.


       1988                                                                                                       2015


          1988                                                                                 2015


From here the riders came and go to.


                                                 1988 They are riding to this tower 2015                   Two scenes merge..you just see the low part of the tower and the door..                                  




Plateau Ferme des Boissets

 Above the change of location. From the path of la Caze to the fields of Boissets.



It's this ridge (right picture)                                                              It's shot on the left side


To compare this location with other episodes:   

This left pictures are almost the same but the mountains in the back are recognizable.

                          The mission 54                                                                 Doppelganger 52                                                 Trailbreak 53 at this same point              


Touch 49                                                         Spirit of rebellion 50 (Not this photo)                                        and Trailbreak 53

To compare 

Then 'a few' film seconds later: In the field behind Boissets


                  Trailbreak  53                                                        Headhunters 69 escape                                              Headhunters 69, at Morris grave


1988                                                                                                           2018                                                                                                                                         



Boissets fields is in Headhunters. So many scenes are shot in Boissets:

-The place Tell stands up and walks into the fields (Touch)

-The place Tell is on the run from chateau la Caze continues in this fields with the horsecar (Headhunters)

-The place Tell burried his friend Morris (Headhunters)

-The farm intro and the trip on the road (Doppelgangers)

-The place Tell got robbed (Trailbreak)

-field in front of the Boissets farm (The Mission)

-Insurrection (Gessler's girl visits Tell and Gerhard)

-Insurrection Rebellion (the grainburnings and the first village Gessler attacked when the uprising began)

The Children: scene with parents and short shot of the children.



The camp of the headhunters

In the camp it is rough. There is fighting at the slightest.




At the riverside of La caze, before they built the garden and swimmingpool.


I believe It's filmed from the garden...probably before the garden was laid out like this (Lowe angle shot).


Headhunters'camp spot - At the Tarm rover








  Scene: Morris tries to enter the camp incognito.   Camp: La Caze garden                                                                                                                                                                                                                         



La Caze path and the fields around Quezac bridge

Not the same spot. The road behind La Caze is nearby and it has the same kind of wall, this scene could be shot here, behind the castle. Not sure at all. The rivershots

when Morris and Tell fighting against the Headhunters, are probably around the bridge of Quezac...there is much more space around.



Location: Is this another part of the building behind chateau la Caze? At the beach?


At the riverside

Location: not confirmed yet. We think near Bruzac bridge of behind La Caze.



It could be the forest in Balsièges near Palhers. That's full of lichens likes this and they've already filmed there for other episodes.

Scene: Tell and Morris, the hunted. They are tied up and had to run for their lives.


Lichens / Mosses in the forest

Look at the branches behind Tell and Morris. Lichens everywhere. Llichens only want to grow when the air is clean. It is an indication that you live in a non-polluted zone when

you find it in your garden or see it in the forest. Lichens grow in places that are strongly shaded and damp also because of fungus, but It needs light. Lichens are cohabitation

forms of algae or cyanobacteria (blue algae) with a fungus. Such a form of society is called a symbiosis. The algae that occur in lichens can also live freely. However, the fungus is

almost never found without the alga.  In lichens the fungi of algae-made nutrients live: sugars that they make from CO2 and water under the effect of light. Proteins for proteins

and fats - nitrogen and phosphorus - are derived from the substrate (bark, stone), from suspended matter from the air that adheres to the lichen or from substances dissolved in

rainwater, depending on the type of growth. Some species contain cyanobacteria that can bind nitrogen gas. Lichens are therefore dependent on light and water. For example,

lichens on trees grow mainly in Europe on the south-west, because there is the greatest availability of light and water. Involving food from living algae is therefore a certain

way of life of the fungus. Most fungi are saprotrophic; they digest dead material.  It stroke me ho  overgrowns this trees are in Lozere.




In 2020 we discovered that a studio in an old farm actually existed. A mix of an actual local farm and a studio part.

Will once suggested that, but couldn't remember it exactly. For a long time we were not able to locate this place.

A cult which believes that when you kill a man you gain his strength. Tell has to fight. See the (studio?) arcades above the Headhunter's head (same as in zombies etc).


 The camp of the Headhunters at the riverside of the Tarn.                  studio                                               Studio                                                            studio                                         


The corridor in The Amazon, Zombies, Headhunters and the corridor to Gessler's prison. The corridor is situated in the studio.


Garden la Caze, camp Headhunters                                                    Headhunters: Studio


The last scene of headhunters is at Boissets

              The end of the Headhunters                                     Trailbreak, Tell is getting chased by Gessler and his man.


                  Trailbreak  53                                        Headhunters 69 escape                                 Headhunters 69, at Morris grave



Just touched by the last rays of the sun on a spring evening 2018



May 2018    In the middle the mountains Gessler started to follow Tell in episode Trailbreak        1988           


La caze

The hotel has four stars. Below you can read what the hotel has to offer. 'The hotel is a fairy-tale castle and is surrounded by golden cliffs and a forest. The Château offers

a spa, a fitness center, a privatebeach and a heliport. Also discover the medieval city, 500 meters away. Château De La Caze brings you back in time with historic interiors

and furniture. You can enjoy refined cuisine in the beautiful dining room with a large Gothic fireplace, or on the large terrace surrounded by boxwood hedges and the moat.

Hotel Château de la Caze offers beautiful rooms and an unforgettable view of thesurroundings. You can eat the continental breakfast comfortably in your own room or in the

restaurant, which overlooks the park and the swimming pool. After breakfast you can enjoy a massage. With a park, garden and heated swimming pool, Château De La Caze

is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday. The area offers many opportunities for hiking and canoeing. The property also offers free private parking. This property also has

one of the top rated locations in Sainte-Énimie! Guests give it a higher score than other accommodations in the area.'