Thunderball - Bouvar's château

Exterior shots of Bouvar's château, as seen in Thunderball (1965).

Bouvar's château was the residence of SPECTRE assassin and board-member Jacques Bouvar (Number 6). The building, a 14th century French château, appeared in the pre-title sequence of the 1965 James Bond film Thunderball.


  • Filming of Thunderball commenced on 16 February 1965, with principal photography of the opening scene in Paris. Filming then moved to the Château d'Anet, near Dreux, France for the fight in pre-credit sequence.[1]


  1. (1995) The Thunderball Phenomenon. Thunderball Ultimate Edition DVD, Region 2, Disc 2: MGM/UA Home Entertainment. 
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