Paris is one of the most enchanting destinations in the world. No wonder, a number of movies are shot at this magical place. Are you a movie buff or love to explore the shooting locations of your favorite movies? This blog will walk you through some of the most beautiful spots in the French capital that gave birth to some of the signature scenes in certain movies. For instance, do you remember the conversation between Adriana and Gill from the movie ‘Midnight in Paris’? There is a captivating scene in the movie where both the actors go on a romantic stroll down the banks of the picturesque Seine River when the actress says “I can never decide whether Paris is more beautiful by day or by night”.
Even though different scenes of this 2011 movie were shot at different Parisian locations, this is one of the most cherished as well as recreated scenes. Plus, roaming around the French capital to spot amazing film locations is one of the exciting and free things to do. You can also ask your guide to map out some of the popular movie locations in Paris for you. Of course, the celebrated Parisian landmarks such as the Louvre museum and Eiffel Tower might top the list. Note that the excitement will be always in covering the lesser-known or understated movie locations. Some of these outstanding places are listed below.
Are you a Christopher Nolan fan? If yes, the movie ‘Inception’ is likely to be one of your favorite choices. You will be amazed to know that this movie was shot at multiple locations in the French capital. One of the popular destinations, in this case, is the bridge Bir-Hakeim Bridge that can be spotted in the movie when Dom Cobb tries teaching Adrianne to create dreams.
This bridge will undoubtedly be a visual treat to all the architecture buffs out there. Its twist and turns pattern, as well as the double-decker metal framework, etc., scream nothing but architectural excellence. Additionally, the bridge is located to the south of the charismatic Eiffel Tower contributing to its astounding views. Another popular bridge that was featured on the silver screen is the Pont des Arts, which is extremely popular in the movie ‘Sex and the city’.
Place de la Concorde
This is one of the popular public squares located at the center of the 1st arrondissement. In fact, this is the largest square in Paris. Unsurprisingly, this location tends to host multiple attractions and public events. One of the popular movies that were shot here is ‘The Devil Wears Prada’. Even though most of this movie was set in New York City, some important scenes were shot in Paris as well. For instance, the Avenue Montaigne where Anna Hathaway takes a stroll in the cinema. Note that this place is located nearby the place de la Concorde. Additionally, you are most likely to recognize the exquisite Tritan and Water Nymph fountain in the public square where the lead actress disposed of her cell phone when she realizes that the fashion industry is not for her.