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Visit the Best Emily in Paris Filming Locations

19-Jan-2022

Sure, the plot is binge-worthy enough. And Lily Collins is awesome as Emily, not least her magnificent outfits. But mostly we watch Emily in Paris, for the Paris part

For most of Season 1 Emily is in first-timers Paris, running alongside the River Seine and drinking champagne with an Eiffel Tower backdrop. Season 2 takes us deeper into a more local side of Paris. 

Here are the best Emily in Paris filming locations we’ve managed to decipher (hopefully without too many season 2 spoilers). 

Place de Valois

Place de Valois

Emily’s workplace is in this upmarket square bang in the centre of Paris. It’s literally just behind the Louvre.

La Boulangerie Moderne

La Boulagerie Modere

Emily’s go-to bakery is at 16 Rue des Fosses, next to the Pantheon. 

Le Maison Rose

Maison Rose

Pastel-pink and dripping with retro charm, La Maison Rose was one of Paris’s most Instagrammable locations before Emily visited. It’s actually a really good restaurant, one of the best in Montmartre. 

Pont Alexandre III

Pont Alexandre III and Hotel des Invalides

The beautiful bridge where Savoir films the perfume ad for Maison Lavaux in season 1. Except it never looks like this. It’s usually chockablock with tourists. Better follow Emily to Faust, the cafe they drink at after the advertising shoot.  

Musee des Arts Forains

Musée des Arts Forains

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Step backwards far in time, to a date when fairground rides were the trendiest thing you could do. This surreal private museum is a collection of vintage fairground rides, all in pristine condition. 

Palais Royal

Palais Royal

Featured throughout season 1, Palais Royal is a lovely place to stroll in the 1st arrondissement. Avoid the cafes around here though – they’re touristy and horribly overpriced. 

Le Grand Vefour

Le Grand Vefour

The exception is Le Grand Vefour. Remember in season 1 when Emily makes a Michelin-star restaurant reservation on the wrong day? It’s this 200-year-old restaurant now helmed by Guy Martin. Expensive, but also very good. 

Cafe de la Nouvelle Mairie

Cafe de la Nouvelle Mairie

For something more low key hit this traditional spot at 19 Rue des Fosses Saint-Jacques. You’ll recognise it from a various scenes in season 1. 

Lulu La Nantaise

Probably the most Parisian-looking place in the whole of Emily in Paris, this classic street corner restaurant was the setting for Emily’s awkward double date. 

Hotel Plaza Athenee

Did anybody like Brooklyn Clark? We didn’t. But she knows her Paris hotels. Her lavish hotel suite was at Hotel Plaza Athenee. It’s also one of our favourites, especially if you want an Eiffel Tower view. 

Ralph’s Paris

Yes, Ralph Lauren really does have a Parisian restaurant serving classic American food in a vintage 1940s American setting. Go for cheeseburger and Maryland-style crab cake, not beef bourguignon. 

Gare du Nord

Gare du Nord Station in Paris, France.

The most beautiful train station in the world? Season 2 starts amid the neoclassical brilliance of this mid-nineteenth-century station. However, don’t be fooled by the vintage carriages – they’ve been staged by Netflix. Vintage trains like the Orient Express actually depart from Gare de ‘Est. 

Pere Lachaise Cemetery

Cemetery of Père Lachaise

Jim Morrison and Oscar Wilde are among those buried at this huge cemetery and park. See if you can find the grave of Honore de Balzac, where Luc has his birthday lunch.

Galeries Lafayette

Lafayette Galeries

If you want to emulate Emily’s over the top fashion visit Galeries Lafayette.  But allow yourself at least three hours. The flagship store is on Boulevard Haussmann in the 9th Arrondissement. And it’s insanely big. 

Le Champo Cinema

Cinéma Le Champo

In the city’s Latin Quarter, this Art Deco theatre is where French cinema stars go to the movies. Perfect for a rainy night out and a French arthouse movie without subtitles. 

Grand Hotel

 

One of the world’s most famous hotels, Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat is now operated by the Four Seasons. Emily travels here for a girls’ weekend and we absolutely approve of her accommodation choice. 

Palace of Versailles

The Hall of Mirrors (Galerie des Glaces) of the Royal Palace of Versailles.

We can’t even imagine the cost of hiring the Palace of Versailles for a shoot. Season 2’s finale is inside this legendary royal palace just outside Paris. The extravagant room they use is called the Hall of Mirrors and it’s open to visitors. 

Your Holiday in Paris

Why only Emily in Paris? What about you in Paris? What will be your go-to bakery? Where will you be inspired in the City of Lights? We can help you follow Emily or help you map out a completely different Parisian experience. 

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