The opening scene was filmed at Verzasca dam, a 220-meter high arch hydroelectric dam in the Val Verzasca, Switzerland. It was constructed between 1960 and 1965. Commercial bungee jump is offered.
Photographer: wikimedia/Martin Abegglen
Alps-Maritimes of extreme South Eastern corner of France was used for the Bond's car racing scene with Xenia Onatopp. The department includes the famous French Riviera coastline on the Mediterranean Sea with the important towns and cities of Cannes, Nice, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, and Antibes. It borders the principality of Monaco, Italy on the east, and the Mediterranean on the south.
Photograher: wikimedia/W. M. Connolley
The casino scenes were shot in Monte Carlo Casino. The Tiger helicopter's demonstration was shot in Port d'Hercule of Monte Carlo. The French Navy provided full use of the frigate FS La Fayette and their newest helicopter, the Eurocopter Tiger to the film's production team. Bond watched the Admiral and Xenia Onatopp boarding the Manticore yacht from Monaco-Ville.
The tank chase takes place on locations in St. Petersburg, Russia. Many famous landmarks, such as The General Staff Building, Moika Canal, Dvortsovaya Square, Decembrists Square, and St.Isaac's Cathedral are included in the movie.
The climactic scenes on the satellite dish were shot at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. At 1000 feet (305 m) across, it is the largest dish antenna in the world. The dish, built into a bowl in the landscape, focuses radio waves from the sky on the feed antenna suspended above it on cables.
Photograhe: wikimedia/H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF
Somerset House of London was doubled as the courtyard in Russia.
Photographer: wikimedia/Jan van der Crabben