Palhers de Bramonas - Lost City and The Amazon
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. It's a private property.
This small village is situated pretty isolated in the forest. A beautiful place. Like you're thrown back in time.
Lost City 61
Scene: The beginning: Tell saves one of the children from barbarian men. To show their gratitude they invite Tell
to their dinner: a cow. The children fled for war and the plague. Orphans who live like animals in the dark forest.
Tell meets Cassius
Location: Forest, I don't know the exact place. Probably around Palhers de Bramonas. Scene: A man, with a red cape, watches the fight and beckons Tell. The man is
called Cassius, he says: 'This is not a friendly place" Tell; I noticed. Cassius: "It's me they are after. There are more of them..." Men are looking for a treasure in a lost city.
Flavia's Lost city
The scene below is shot at 2 and 1.
The main house (on the map 3)
The wall in front of the building was almost vanished.
1988 Not long ago the owners built a balcony and staircase. 2016 It's been restored very well! They kept the ancient elements! 1988
The interior scenes are not shot inside Palhers de Bramonas but in an old farmhouse studio. Scene: It's in the studio where Tell meets Flavia.
Around 2019, this is behind the door you see above. The corridor is really elsewhere. It's built in front of the studio in Perigouse.
Compare this corridor
Same place as Amazons, Lost City, zombies and Headhunters
William and Cassius on their way to Flavia Lost City 61 William is led to Adriana, leader of the Amazons 68
Studio and decor
They are masters in creating fireplaces, pillars and statues etc. They did that in season two as well. Animals and statues made of stone. Creating water places, wells...
It looks great! But it was misleading. us as well. The interior shots of Amazons, Zombies, Bounty Twins, Lost city, Magician are all shot in this studio/farm. You can see
the corridor in the back, this is the studio farmhouse.
This studio, where everything can be changed or being adjusted, seems every time slightly different. Taking another camera position helps to create a total different set.
To compare the door
Lost city The Amazon, door to Adriana's room, leader of the Amazons Zombies
Ruins of a lost city - Studio Lost City
Scene: Cassius introduces Tell to Favia 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." Location of this scene: Studio location for at least
4 episodes! The Magician, Goldilocks, Lost City, The Amazon and Zombies too.
And the same studio as Magician! Compare this
Magician they're using cool white lights Magician Lost City, using warm lights, that make a total different atmosphere.
Scene: Tell is invited to join the meal.
The dialogue about the Tudan empire
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 manwho 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 To compare this location to another episode.
Location: Last year we found this place. It's a sheepfold, 4 on the map. It's attached to the farmhouse-studio in la Perigouse.
Lost city 61 the entrance Lost city 61 Amazons 68
Above and below: same place.
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 Williamis 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 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.
Scene: In the meantime groups are searching for the treasure and fight each other. Men oppose their leader because they continue to search without
result. They still 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.
Location rocks: unknown. It probably will be close to Palhers de Bramonas
Lost city Goldilocks.. is this rock real or the same rocks or a studio? Amazons
The attack by the Barbarians
Here, on this spot, the men of the Amazons are returning
The Amazon Same place: Lost city 2017 number 2 (They're looking in the direction north of 2).
Some scenes of The Amazons and Lost City are at the same place with a different camera position.
Amazon The Lost City
The Amazon Same house, roof covered up with straw. Lost City Lost City
This house on the corner, the attached rounded shed is gone nowadays.
This rounded building used to be attached The building with a rood again And roofless in The Amazon
The house between number 2 and 3. This house has a ruined roof, nowadays It's fixed. 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 (you can see above).
Lost City 1988 The same place 2017 At 5
Studio Lost City - Studio in La Perigouse
The attack on the empire in search of gold. David Prowse as Cassius.
The coronation in the studio
Scene: Then the boys bringing the sword of Otta Wapa. Tell apprehends the sword to the queen of the Tudian Emipre.
Compare this corridor
Amazons Lost City
Thanks to C. Petit for indicating these similarities!
Zombies Lost City
The end of episode Lost City
The overview of the studio, this amazing drawing made by fan C. Petit
The Barn, part of the farmhouse /studio
Next episode: The Amazon 68
A mysterious beginning; William enters the forest...
Mysterious flutes, shadows in the distance running through the mist and then disappear. Someone is trying to mislead Tell.
Tell clearly sees a woman. She scares the horse. He isn't able to locate it. He only finds a piece of clothing.
The trap Location: we think a deserted campground (during Autumn) next to a stream. But where?
And perhaps the same field of episode Insurrection, where Gessler's mistress try to warn Tell, Gessler wants to shoot Gerhard.
During war, the men from the village were killed and kidnapped. the Amazons hid in village. They have often been attacked by men.
They believe that all men are the same and behave like barbarian beasts that must be kept at bay.
The rescue of Kristel
Scene: Kristel starts to trust Tell and seems to finds Tell interesting. A while later the other amazons are arrive...they seems not fond of him. They have had bad experience with men.
Kristel can't convince the rest of the Amazons. So Tell got kidnapped and taken to Adriane, the leader of the Amazons.
Scene: The Amazon village is hidden well in the forest. They are protecting themselves against barbarian men. Long ago almost 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 all again. Tell becomes a problem.. he knows their hiding place. Adriana needs time to think.
The old little barn
Location of the shed. It lies south east of Palhers. Tell and Kristel sitting in front of it at the north side. It hasn't changed much. It was overgrown and still is.
1987 1987 2017
2017 1988 Pointed by C. Petit
The kidnap of Tell
Location: Here the exact spot with some new forest in front.
Number 2 on the map - William finds his horse back, but not without danger.
The fellow group of Amazons arrive and they're arresting Tell.
Location: Probably the forest behind the shed. May 2017.
I call it 'the crossing' because it's a crossing of roads in front of the biggest house of Palhers. Lots of scenes are shot here. Number 1, 3, 5. It would be a lot easier when
I had a 360 degrees photo 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 is taken from a slightly different angle 2017.
This farm is right of the amazons. The old trees are still there (2017). They are running from number 5 to 1
Here used to be the oven attached. Opposite ways...the attached oven is gone nowadays used to be attached on the house in the back.
This house 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.
Below a clear photo. Almost everything is shot here or around the corner of the left small house.
The field - (on the map 1 and 2)
1987 on field 1 2017 taken from position number 5 looking to 1
1987 almost same position 2017 left of the excavator is the house, tree and wall. Sitting in front of this small wall left. The background of this scene is left of the excavator.
Episode Lost City Field 1 in Amazons, number 3 right and 5 in the back)
The Mainhouse (Number 3 on the map)
1988 Lost City 2017 The back of the main house in 2017
House in opposite of the main house (building between 2 and 3)
Lost city Lost City The Amazon
Photo from the owner
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.
The interior is in a studio / farmhouse
To Compare: Same place as Bounty Twins and Zombies. 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. But in 2020 we succeeded. La Perigouse studio. Partially real and partially fake. Will told us it could have been some kind of studio. C. Petit found it in the 'Zombies hamlet, La Perigouse.'
The same place, same door, stairs and plateau
Amazon Bounty Twins Zombies
William passes a fight between the 2 women. The surprise on Tell's face is huge when he sees how rough these women fight..
Multi functional place
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.
The Amazons This corridor is made in front of an old farmhouse in the hamlet La Perigouse. More below. Lost City
Back to the Amazon storyline
Scene: Adriana doesn't know what to do with Tell. He is 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 will be fighting 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.
Scene: Kristel is not happy with the situation, she is bored and she drinks beer. Then she and Diana have a chat about men. Location: Studio?
Location: prison? Studio? Not found yet! Probably somewhere in the studio. Scene: After all the bad stories about men and the
strict rules, she starts to like Tell. She is looking for some excitement, she bribes the guard. She 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. Location prison cell: Not sure yet. probably the studio.
Tell versus Cynthia.
Scene: 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.
Location: Studio La Pergouse, studio.
People gamble who will win this duel. Some have familiar faces I've seen several times before.
Amazon To compare: Gansari's zombies same place, a bit different plateau Zombies
Scene: 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.
Waiting for the enemy
Around 2020 The Amazon Compare Lost City
They were sitting between number 1 and 2, looking north.
Scene: Tell noticed: 'they look peaceful' but he is not allowed to say a thing. Location: behind the right 2 houses
At location 2 The recognition At location 1
Adrustus back again.
Same place to compare
Amazon Lost City Lost City the roof is damaged and nowadays build up.
Most of Crossbow is shot in the left field at 1 and in front of the main house at 3.
End of The Amazon
The studio farmhouse of season 3
Extra Photos of Palhers
North of the small houses
Front of the barn
North of the small houses
Ancient Solar panels
Middle of nowhere
This restoration is well done