Bond arrives at Paradise Island, Bahamas, by seaplane, and later drives along a
coastal road to the real-life One & Only Ocean Club resort where he eventually meets
Dimitrios and his beautiful wife Solange. The Albany Estate, on the West Coast of New
Providence Island, served as Dimitrios' beachfront mansion, where Bond emerges
from the sea to watch Solange leading her horse along the sand. An abandoned motel
and its grounds at Coral Harbor on New Providence Island stood in for the shanty town
on the African island of Madagascar where Bond watches Mollaka during the snakeand-
mongoose fight. A derelict hotel in the same area became the construction site
where Bond pursues Mollaka.
Many of the interiors — including the Casino Royale Salon PrivĂ©, the compound of the
Nambutu Embassy, the interior of Le Chiffre's yacht and the interior of the sanatorium
where Bond recuperates — were filmed in Prague studios at Barrandov and Modrany.
The city itself is seen in the pre-title sequence when Dryden arrives at Danube House,
a new office building on the banks of the Vltava, prior to his confrontation with Bond.
Other Prague locations include the hilltop Vitkov Monument, a marble mausoleum that
was used as the interior of the Miami Body Worlds exhibition. Prague airport stood in
for Miami International Airport for the scenes in which Bond follows Carlos through the
terminal and onto the tarmac.
The 800-year-old library of the Strahov Monastery was used as the House of
Commons interior, and the Neo-Renaissance National Museum in Wenceslas Square
was transformed into the reception and stairways of the Grand Venetian Hotel, where
Bond and Vesper enjoy a romantic break after their ordeal.
The spa town of Karlovy Vary, where visitors have taken to the restorative waters since
the 14th century, was used as the Montenegrin town where the Casino Royale is
situated. The world-famous Grand Hotel Pupp was transformed into the Hotel
Splendide, where Bond and Vesper stay during the poker tournament. The Lazne, an
imposing though disused turn-of-the-century spa, stood in for the entrance and public
room of the Casino Royale. In the same area of the Czech Republic, the production
shot Bond and Vesper arriving in the Aston Martin DBS to meet Mathis in the
picturesque town square of Loket. A hospital interior in nearby Plana served as the
scene of Bond's emergency care following his torture by Le Chiffre.
Villa La Gaeta, a beautiful private residence on the banks of the Lake, was used for the
scene in which Bond confronts Mr. White at his home. The grounds of the spectacular
Villa del Balbianello, on the Western Shore of Lake Como, became the sanatorium
where Bond recuperates from his ordeal at the hands of Le Chiffre.
The production was able to shoot on many of the streets and alleyways of Venice,
including the world-famous St. Mark's Square. Special permission was granted for
Bond and Vesper's yacht (the Spirit 54) to sail along the Grand Canal between the
Accademia and Rialto bridges, marking the first time in many years a yacht has sailed
the Grand Canal. The collapsing house, where Bond pursues Vesper and her
kidnapper, was situated opposite the vegetable market by the Rialto, and Bond moors
the yacht outside the luxurious Cipriani Hotel on Guidecca.
Dunsfold Aerodrome, near Guildford in Surrey, was the site of the majority of the
exterior Miami International Airport runway scenes. This is the location where
Alexander Witt and the second unit filmed many of the spectacular action set pieces in
which Bond thwarts the terrorist's attempt to blow up a prototype passenger jet.
Black Park was used to film the rebel camp in Uganda where Mr. White introduces Le
Chiffre to Steven Obanno (much to the bemusement of the many dog walkers who
frequent the National Park near Pinewood Studios).
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