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James Bond film locations refers to the many locations in which the James Bond series of films were set (which does not always correspond to the shooting locations). Most often, James Bond visits countries in Western Europe and parts of the United States, but occasionally goes to other countries such as Japan or India. Some fictional countries, unnamed countries, or locations in unspecific areas are shown in the films. See also: James Bond film shooting locations and James Bond novel locations.


Places James Bond visits in the films Edit

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Countries James Bond visited in the films (top) compared with countries the Bond films were shot in (bottom)

Most of the countries James Bond is shown to going to in the films, the films were actually shot in. The only ones that were shown as places that he went to but where the films were not shot in were Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Albania, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Macau.

Europe Edit

In almost all Bond films, Bond is shown in England, usually in London. However in You only live twice he is only in the Far East. He also goes to other areas outside London, such as areas in the country such as a retreat in Thunderball.

Bond goes to Paris in A view to a kill, climbing the Eiffel Tower. The start of Thunderball is set in France, where James Bond uses his jetpack. He is at a French port in GoldenEye, where a Tiger helicopter is stolen.

In Dr. No Bond is at a casino in Monte Carlo in Monaco where he first uses the phrase "Bond, James Bond".

He ends up in a fight in an elevator in The Netherlands in Diamonds are forever.

In Moonraker Bond is in Venice in Italy with a gondola which drives on land, he appears in Venice briefly at the end of From Russia with Love; he is also in Italy in For Your Eyes Only when he is being chased by an East German olympic skiier. The climactic scenes of Casino Royale also take place in Venice. He visits the Italian island of Sardinia in The Spy who loved me (after the KGB agent XXX directed them there, Bond had originally thought of going to the French island of Corsica)

Bond goes to a villa in Spain in For Your Eyes Only. He also meets a contact in Spain in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. The start of The World Is Not Enough is set in Bilbao in Spain. The start of The Living Daylights Bond is involved in an operation to test the defences of Gibraltar.

Much of On Her Majesty's Secret Service is set in Switzerland. He also follows Goldfinger into Geneva and to his secret facility in Switzerland.

Bond is in Bratislava in what was then Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia) in The Living Daylights, where he helps a Soviet general to defect. He goes to other parts of Czechoslovakia and escapes into Austria, where he visits Vienna. The start of The Spy who loved me is set in Austria also. Bond also attends an Opera in Vienna in Quantum of Solace.

Bond is in Hamburg in Germany in Tomorrow Never Dies chasing media mogul Eliot Carver. In Octopussy Bond is shown in West Berlin heading into East Berlin, and also at Karl-marx-stadt (now Chemnitz) in East Germany, before going on a train into West Germany to an American air force base at the fictional location of Feldstadt.

Bond goes to Greece in For Your Eyes Only, including the Meteora monasteries.

Bond is in Istanbul in Turkey at the Hagia Sofia in From Russia with Love. He is also in Istanbul in The World is not enough.

In From Russia with Love, Bond travels through Eastern Europe from Istanbul on the Orient Express. Zagreb in Yugoslavia features prominently. He heads from the train, over land and by boat into the Adriatic Sea. He also is part of a raid into Albania in For Your Eyes Only.

Bond demolishes parts of St. Petersburg in Tomorrow Never Dies. This is the first time he is shown in a Russian city. He appears in a Soviet dam in a flashback in GoldenEye, and is also shown in Siberia at the start of A View to a kill. Bond travels to Kazan, Russia in Quantum of Solace.

Casino Royale begins with Bond in Prague, before he acheives Double-0 status. The majority of the scenes take place in Montenegro, before moving to Lake Como and Venice, Italy.

Quantum of Solace begins with Bond driving to Siena, Italy.


Americas Edit

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The Golden Gate Bridge appears prominently in A View to a Kill

Several times James Bond has been to the United States; the places he has been to include Fort Knox, Kentucky in Goldfinger, New Orleans, Louisiana in Live and Let Die; Las Vegas, Nevada in Diamonds are Forever; San Fransisco, California in A View to a kill where the Golden Gate Bridge features prominently; Drax's French villa which he has transported to California; Miami, Florida at the start of Goldfinger, Licence to Kill and Casino Royale. At the end of Live and Let die he takes the train from New Orleans to Washington which is presumably the Southern Crescent.

In GoldenEye and Die Another Day he visits Cuba. In Dr. No he visits Jamaica including Kingston and the fictional island of Crab Key; Thunderball is set largely in the Bahamas. Bond visits the Bahamas again in Casino Royale, and the unofficial Bond film Never say never again is also set in the Bahamas.

In Licence to Kill Bond goes to the fictional city of Isthmus City, which is based on Panama City. In Live and Let die he goes to the fictional Caribbean island of San Monique.

Bond travels to Haiti in Quantum of Solace

Bond first goes to South America in Moonraker when he visits Rio de Janiero, and up the Amazon River in a speedboat, to Drax's secret facility in the Amazon jungle.

Bond returns to South America in Quantum of Solace when he travels to La Paz, Bolivia.

Asia Edit

Most of You only Live Twice is set in Japan. He also appears there briefly at the start of Diamonds are forever.

Bond is "killed" in Hong Kong at the start of You only live twice, and he is also there in The man with the golden gun where he goes to a secret base inside a wrecked ship in the harbour. He also appears in Hong Kong in Die Another Day.

He drives through Saigon in Vietnam on a motorbike in Tomorrow Never Dies.

He is captured in North Korea in Die Another Day, and is later released across the border into South Korea.

While several films involve China, Bond does not actually travel to the mainland. He is onboard a stealth ship off the coast of China in Tomorrow Never Dies, and also in that film is parachute dropped into ocean which is believed to be Chinese, but which ends up being Vietnamese. He appears at a US airforce base in the South China Sea in that film also.

Bond goes to Thailand in The man with the Golden Gun.

Much of Octopussy is set in India where Bond visit's Octopussy's and Kamal's palaces.

The finale of The Living Daylights is set in Afghanistan where Bond escapes from a Soviet air force base, joins the mujahadeen, takes control of a Soviet aircraft and crashes it in Pakistan, where he heads off for Karachi, where he "knows a great restaurant".

The start of Tomorrow Never Dies involves an arms bazaar "on the Russian border". It is close to the Black Sea where a British ship fires a missile on it, so it could be presumed to be Azerbaijan or Georgia but it is not actually identified.

Bond goes to Baku in Azerbaijan in The World is not enough.

In The Man With the Golden Gun he goes to Beirut in Lebanon

Africa Edit

Bond goes to Egypt near the Great Pyramids in The Spy who loved me; he also briefly is shown punching a man in the face in Cairo at a Blackjack table while looking for Blofeld at the start of Diamonds Are Forever.

In The Living Daylights Bond pursues Soviet general Pushkin to Tangier in Morocco. Bond rescues his girl in Never Say Never Again from an unnamed North African country.

The start of Moonraker shows Bond returning from "Africa" where he and Jaws fight on their way out of a plane.

Bond thinks he will be sent to South Africa in Diamonds are Forever, saying "I've always wanted to go to South Africa" but he is in fact sent to the Netherlands.

Bond chases a suspect through the streets of Madagascar in an early sequence of Casino Royale.

Places James Bond visits in the films Edit

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Countries James Bond has visited in the films

Most of the countries James Bond is shown to going to in the films, the films were actually shot in. The only ones that were shown as places that he went to but where the films were not shot in were Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Albania, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Macau, as well as the USSR (Although Bond films were later filmed in Russia and Azerbaijan).

Europe Edit

  • England - In almost all Bond films, Bond is shown in England, usually in London. However in You Only Live Twice he is only in the Far East. He also goes to other areas outside London, such as areas in the country such as a retreat in Thunderball.
  • France - Bond goes to Paris in A View to a Kill, climbing the Eiffel Tower. The start of Thunderball is set in France, where James Bond uses his jetpack.
  • Italy - In Moonraker Bond is in Venice in Italy with a gondola which drives on land, he appears in Venice briefly at the end of From Russia with Love; he is also in Italy in For Your Eyes Only when he is being chased by an East German Olympic skier. He visits the Italian island of Sardinia in The Spy Who Loved Me (after the KGB agent XXX directed them there, Bond had originally thought of going to the French island of Corsica).
  • Spain - Bond goes to a villa in Spain in For Your Eyes Only. He also meets a contact in Spain in On Her Majesty's Secret Service in Madrid. The start of The World Is Not Enough is set in Bilbao in Spain. At the start of The Living Daylights Bond is involved in an operation to test the defences of Gibraltar.
  • Iceland - Part of Die Another Day is set in Iceland.
  • Russia - Bond demolishes parts of St. Petersburg in a tank in GoldenEye. This is the only time he is shown in a Russian city. He is part of a secret operation in a Soviet dam in a flashback in GoldenEye, and is also shown in Siberia at the start of A View to a Kill before he escapes on a submarine.

Americas Edit

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The Golden Gate Bridge appears prominently in A View to a Kill

  • Canada - James Bond does not set foot in Canada in the films; however, in Goldfinger, Pussy Galore tells him that the plane they are on between Geneva and Baltimore is flying over Newfoundland.

Asia Edit

  • Japan - Most of You Only Live Twice is set in Japan. He also appears there briefly at the start of Diamonds Are Forever.
  • Hong Kong - Bond is "killed" in Hong Kong at the start of You Only Live Twice, and he is also there in The Man With the Golden Gun where he goes to a secret base inside the wrecked RMS Queen Elizabeth in the harbour. He also appears at a hotel in Hong Kong in Die Another Day.
  • China - While several films involve China, Bond does not actually travel to the mainland (outside of Hong Kong). He is onboard a stealth ship off the coast of China in Tomorrow Never Dies, and also in that film is parachute dropped into ocean which is believed to be Chinese, but which ends up being Vietnamese. He also appears at a US Air Force base in the South China Sea in that film. In The Man With the Golden Gun the finale is on an island off the coast of China, where Bond and Scaramanga duel. However, Bond does go to Hong Kong in Die Another Day which was part of China when it was filmed (2002).
  • India - Much of Octopussy is set in India where Bond visit's Octopussy's and Kamal's palaces.
  • Pakistan - At the end of The Living Daylights Bond crashes a Soviet aircraft in Pakistan, where he heads off for Karachi, where he "knows a great restaurant".
  • Caucasus - The start of Tomorrow Never Dies involves an arms bazaar "on the Russian border". It is close to the Black Sea where a British ship fires a missile on it, so it could be presumed to be Azerbaijan or Georgia but it is not actually identified. Bond goes to Baku in Azerbaijan in The World Is Not Enough.

Africa Edit

  • Egypt - In the pre-credits sequence of Diamonds Are Forever, Bond is briefly shown punching a man in the face in Cairo at a blackjack table while looking for Blofeld. In The Spy Who Loved Me, Bond goes to Egypt near the Great Pyramids.
  • Morocco - In The Living Daylights, Bond pursues General Pushkin, head of the KGB, to Tangier, and fakes Pushkin's assassination. Near the end of the film, he returns to Tangier to take down the villain Brad Whitaker.
  • Also, Bond rescues his girl in Never Say Never Again from an unnamed North African country. The start of Moonraker shows Bond returning from "Africa" where he and Jaws fight on their way out of a plane. Bond thinks he will be sent to South Africa in Diamonds are Forever, saying "I've always wanted to go to South Africa" but he is in fact sent to the Netherlands. In 2011, director Sam Mendes confirmed that he would visit South Africa in Bond 23. However, this idea was later scrapped by the franchise.

Other Edit

  • Outer Space - In Moonraker Bond flies one of Drax's shuttles from his launch center in the Amazon to his space station. In You Only Live Twice, Bond very nearly went into space, with him disguised as an astronaut but being stopped from boarding the SPECTRE craft at the last second by Blofeld.

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