Contributed by: The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

Glitzy location, the residence of sixteenth-century French noblewoman Diane de Poitiers, that’s used in the Thunderball pre-credits teaser to portray the estate of SPECTRE agent Jacques Bouvar (Bob Simmons) when he returns home disguised as his own supposed widow. Located near Paris, the elegant surroundings were the jumping-off point for James Bond (Sean Connery) to take flight in the Bell jet pack.


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