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.


Changing sets

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.


The rocks

     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).            


The roof

          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 revelation

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.


The Amazons

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.


The escape

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   




To compare

 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.


The crossing

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.

1986                                                                                              2017


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 corridor

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



The attack

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