94 responses

  1. Linda
    May 17, 2010

    I had a really good steak at Kong once. It’s decorated by Starck which explains those chairs and the photo of a sexy Japanese woman on the ceiling. Don’t know the bookstore though.

    • Andi
      May 17, 2010

      @Linda, ahh Starck, he’s been everywhere, my bathroom at home is even Starck…!

  2. Lynn
    May 17, 2010

    I’d definitely pay to take that tour. Well done, Andi. You know, it’s too bad it didn’t work out for Carrie in Paris. I would be happy to at least trade places for a little while.

    • Andi
      May 17, 2010

      @Lynn, I might seriously put this tour together!

  3. Res
    May 17, 2010

    Kong is fun (had lots of champagne there for my birthday last year) but crazy overpriced.
    I’m a big SITC fan but, as a Parisienne, I have to say I really didn’t like those Paris episodes. I feel they showed a very skewed image of Paris, the Paris of the über-rich tourist, not the relaxed, fun Paris where actual 30-something women hang out and that Carrie might have enjoyed!
    So go for your SITC tour, by all means, but add a little “real” Paris flavour!

    • Andi
      May 17, 2010

      @Res, I totally agree that they stereotyped Parisians in a negative fashion, but I absolutely love the cinematography in the filming of the episodes, the colors were beautiful, her outfits magnificent and the scenery sublime, but the how they portrayed Parisian…not good!

  4. Susan
    May 17, 2010

    I’d take that tour in a heartbeat.

    • Andi
      May 18, 2010

      @Susan, I might just plan it!

  5. Alisa Bowman
    May 18, 2010

    I ALWAYS have to close the loop. It drives me crazy when I can’t.

    Is it sick that I read this line–”She sees the French version of Sex and the City in the window display and then walks inside to find that she has fans!”–and then thought: I want that for me! I want that to happen to me!

    • Andi
      May 18, 2010

      @Alisa, isn’t that every writer’s dream?

  6. Sarah Turner
    May 18, 2010

    I would do this tour! I did the SATC tour in NY a few years back and it was superb.

    Andi, you need to organise this!

  7. sandyb
    May 18, 2010

    Andi, love, love this post! First, because it gives me little nuggets that I didn’t know before and secondly, because I think you read the mind of so many SATC fans… (even if we don’t want to seem gitty, we are, we are)

    And yes… someday I hope (I will?) see my book in a bookshop window. You, too.

    • Andi
      May 19, 2010

      @Sandy, thanks, I think we SATC gals are quite sophisticated…:-) I think it is every writer’s dream to see their book in a book store window!

  8. Karin (an alien parisienne)
    May 20, 2010

    Free Home Video, a part of our Free.fr TV/Internet/Phone pack, has Seasons 1, 2, and 3 of SATC airing right now. I’ve re-watched 1 and 2 and am in the middle of 3. I never did get to see Season 6, but did see the first movie. Before I went to see the movie, I visited a good friend of mine who loves the show and summarized very adequately all of Season 6 for me so I would know what was going on.

    Also, I saw the SATC movie the same afternoon I left to move to Paris. I needed to kill some time before the flight, and so I went. It was the last fun thing I did in the States before leaving.

    I love your SATC posts here. I have it on the brain, too, and re-watching the show reminds me of just what an influence the show was on the culture and trends for women during the time it aired.

    I was looking to see if there were other posts or information online to explain more of the shooting locations, and you seem to have it really covered! There was this nice piece here: An American Girl in Paris, but yours is still more comprehensive.

    I just walked past Angelina’s last night. :) I think you are right: that looks a lot like the interior.

    I see what Res is saying about it not being the “real” Paris that is represented (and you know I am all about keepin’ in real in Paris, lol), but that is actually one thing I liked about the series, too: it was not all that real. It was always a tale of a fairly upscale life in NYC, too, and that is all a part of the fantasy. The Paris shown here really is the Movie Star and Starlet Paris — the one that is for the rich and sometimes famous.

    Anyway, thank you for this post and for the previous one about the things you learned from SATC, too (on which I did not comment, but enjoyed reading!). It really was a ground-breaking kind of show and deserves our love. :)

    • Andi
      May 20, 2010

      @Karin, keep going, you have to see ALL 6 seasons!

  9. Karin (an alien parisienne)
    May 20, 2010

    Ahhhhh!! I just found this post at parisdeuxieme.com: SATC Nostalgia which says this about the café scene: “The scene where Carrie sits in a patisserie and is feeding pastry to the dog at the table next to hers was shot in an actual pastry shop that used to be on the corner of the Place du Louvre, with views on the colonnade and the square.”

    There is a good write-up there and linked in YouTube vids, too.

    This is the kind of post I love: one that inspires me to research the web, lol. I’m really curious about the book store, too, and wish I could see some of these scenes now.

    • Andi
      May 20, 2010

      @Karin, Thanks for the links and the wonderful comments – as always!. I started watching SATC late, after it was off the air, but love it!

  10. Lyn
    May 20, 2010

    Sign me up! This sounds fantastic!! (As usual, great post!) :-)

    • Andi
      May 20, 2010

      @Lyn, the list is growing!

  11. Avi H
    May 20, 2010

    Has anyone marketed this tour? Who needs the Da Vinci Code tour when one can easily do this and have so much fun? great post.

    • Andi
      May 20, 2010

      @Avi, oh the Da Vinci code one would be cool too! But yeah, SATC would be funner!!

  12. Elspeth
    May 20, 2010

    I can help you with the restaurant where Carrie’s party was – it’s in Brooklyn, not Paris. I’m also rewatching the series to get prepared for the movie – and thanks for the name of the Parisian restaurant with the ghost chairs. I’ve always wanted to know.

    • Andi
      May 20, 2010

      @Elspeth, oh wow! thanks for the info, interesting that they filmed in in NY!

  13. Lindsey
    May 20, 2010

    I’ve eaten at KONG!!! It’s EXCELLENT food. I don’t particularly care for the skanky hostesses that cause all the men in the dining room to stare open-mouthed and drool, but the food was great and the service was top notch. GREAT view of the Seine. It’s a bit more expensive, but I’d rather put some money into a meal there than at 4 mediocre places!

    Wish we could see the movie together when it opens here!

    • Andi
      May 20, 2010

      @Lindsey, thanks for the review…now I am curious about trying it out….may have to do that on my next trip.

  14. Malia
    May 20, 2010

    Your tour sounds amazing! I’ve nothing to add because I don’t know much about Paris, I only know I’ve always wanted to visit.

    A tour like that would be a great draw to the city!

    • Andi
      May 20, 2010

      @Malia, hi and welcome! You can learn a lot about Paris here and maybe someday you will get there for real!

  15. CAROLINE
    June 6, 2010

    Hi there,

    The patisserie where Carries feeds the dog cake is called Cador Patisserie. It is located on the corner of Rue de Louvre & Rue Amiral de Coligny. However, it has since been closed down & turned into a restaurant.

    Does anyone happen to know the area where Carrie steps in dog poo & where the little girl hits her on the head?!

    • Andi
      June 6, 2010

      @Caroline, I will have my husband take a look at the scene and see if he can figure it out.

  16. CAROLINE
    June 6, 2010

    Have also just remembered that the phonebooth where Carrie calls Miranda is in Place St Sulpice!

    • Andi
      June 6, 2010

      @Caroline, awesome! Another mystery solved!

  17. CAROLINE
    June 9, 2010

    Hey guys,

    i managed to do a bit of detective work myself & found out the street with the dog poo (lol!) is rue Servandoni in the 6th arr.

    Im going to Paris on Saturday so will have check it out!

  18. Chloe
    June 16, 2010

    hello,
    i’m a Brit living in Paris, and have been desperate to do an SATC ‘tour’ whilst here – this is great! definitely the most comprehensive. you should go for it professionally! x

    • Andi
      June 16, 2010

      @Chloe – thanks!

  19. JulieG
    July 1, 2010

    I would take the tour. In fact I will be in Paris Oct 5 through 10. When would you be doing your first tours?

    • Andi
      July 1, 2010

      @Julie, OMG we are just going to miss each other, and I still owe you hotel info!

  20. JulieG
    July 2, 2010

    Thanks Andi. We found a hotel. I’m going with nancy kirwan and she has a favorite hotel in the Latin Quarter.

  21. leen
    September 26, 2010

    Hi,

    The breakfast bar is not angelena but cador in paris…

  22. Shoe_Guy
    February 18, 2011

    I know this article is old but I wanted to say the bookstore is at Rue Henry De Jouvenel it is in the very corner of that part. http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/misskmfan/France-RueHenryDeJouvenel.jpg

    Also the part with the dog poo is Rue Servandoni. Does anyone know where the fountain is that Carrie goes to in order to clean her shoes?

    • Andi
      February 18, 2011

      @Shoe_Guy, thank you SO much, I need to fill in the blanks so I really appreciate this!

  23. Judith
    March 19, 2011

    Just watched the last two episodes, and came here bridge-hunting. Thanks for the other localities! Would you believe that if you check the Google Earth street view of Place St Sulpice there is a poster for the first SATC movie?!

    It would make sense that they stayed in the same area as rue Servandoni and Place St Sulpice for the fountain. There is a likely one on rue Bonaparte at rue Honore Chevalier, but I can’t see a Louboutin-level tap!

    • Andi
      March 20, 2011

      @Judith, I need to check out that map! Thanks for the suggestions!

  24. Jeannette
    April 12, 2011

    Hi!!! Im trying to go this year to Paris, and I really love do that tour (Sex & The City, Paris) if you have organice it already…. I LOVE SEX & THE CITY…. And I loved the movies too…Both of it !!! Do you think Im crazy…? Greatings from Madrid

  25. CG
    May 15, 2011

    Great blog! Anyone around Paris 26-27 May 2011?
    We should get together and try out this SATC Paris tour!

  26. Elody
    August 25, 2011

    I have been to the bridge – Le Pont Des Arts – its by the Musee de Louvre. If you were to face the Louvre with the glass pyramids in front of you, you walk through to the middle courtyard and then turn right. Hope that description makes sense. It is an awesome thing to see. I have some friends who got married recently and are to going to Paris on part of their honeymoon and for a wedding present we gave them a lock to place on the bridge for themselves. I gues for the exact location of the bridge, you could also check out the lonely planet website, it’s sure to have it :)

    • Andi
      August 25, 2011

      @Elody, thanks, I actually went, a couple of times and LOVE looking at all the locks!

  27. PIP
    March 6, 2012

    Carrie washing off her shoe in Paris fountain. The lion’s head was added for the shot.
    From film:
    http://tinyurl.com/7m3o5u7
    Pic we took:
    http://tinyurl.com/7kdua4e

    • Andi
      March 6, 2012

      @PIP, thank you for the awesome addition to the list!

  28. Eden
    April 28, 2012

    Lovers Bridge or Le Pont des Arts is behind Notre Dame church. It is a bit farther from The Louvre. I just got back from Paris two weeks ago and went to Le Pont des Arts.

    • Andi
      April 28, 2012

      @Eden, thanks for the comment and continuing to contribute to this post!

  29. Christine
    May 23, 2012

    Love this idea! Totally going to rewatch some SATC episodes before I go to Paris next week to get psyched up :)

    • Andi
      May 23, 2012

      @Christine, please report back like others have if you find new spots! Have a great time in Paris!

  30. bunnyb
    July 18, 2012

    I’d love to go to Angelina Salon de Thé to have their hot chocolate and have my picture taken like SJP there!

  31. Rena
    August 19, 2012

    I loved the Sex and the city tour in New York. Wish they had one for Paris!!!! Going to Paris for the first time next September and I’m definitely going to Angelina a collegaue recommended their hot chocolate as well.

    • Andi
      August 19, 2012

      @Rena, you will love visiting Paris with a SATC lens! Angelina is a must!

  32. Vivian
    August 30, 2012

    I’m insane about Paris! Been there 5 times so far & never wanna stop! There’s nowhere like it in the world! Recently saw the last episodes of Sex in the City & it all came flooding back to me. I just stumbled on your site and love all the interesting info you provide. Keep it up.

    • Andi
      August 30, 2012

      @Vivian, merci, that is so sweet!

  33. tina
    January 8, 2013

    Does anyone know the restaurant in paris where the Russian gives her the diamond carrie necklace and then all his friends turn up?

    • Andi
      January 8, 2013

      @Tina, oh that’s a good one! Let me work on that one for you!

  34. caroline
    April 20, 2013

    I just discoverd your article about all the places in Paris where Carrie was in the last season, and is such funny beacause every morning, to go to work, i walk avenue Montaigne. I pass in front of the famous Dior shop where carrie falls, and the fabulous Plaza athenée. And every morning i think about all of these SATC scenes ! i’m a huge fan ^^
    If you plan to come to Paris, i will be glad to show you all of these places !

    • Andi Fisher
      April 20, 2013

      @Caroline, what a wonderful way to spend each day! My daily thought revolves around earthquakes and the Bay Bridge, I much prefer yours!

  35. Kylie
    June 1, 2013

    I am off to Paris in 9 weeks time. Looking forward to leaving behind an Australian winter and to checking out some of these places. Thanks for the info :)

  36. Lindsay Blake
    July 15, 2013

    The restaurant where Carrie shows up late to her party is called Commerce. It’s at 50 Commerce Street in Greenwich Village, New York. I wrote a blog post on it here – http://www.iamnotastalker.com/2009/11/10/commerce-restaurant/ “It’s just that I needed the information to close the loop” – that is SO me. :)

    • Andi Fisher
      July 15, 2013

      @Lindsay, thank you SO much for letting me know, I am working on updating this post and will make sure I add that new info!

  37. Lindsay Blake
    July 15, 2013

    @Andi no problem. :) Happy to help. I live for this stuff. I came across your site while trying to figure out if SATC did any filming at Laduree while shooting in Paris. (I don’t think they did.) If you ever need any help with US locations, I’m definitely your girl. :)

  38. Sandrine
    August 18, 2013

    Hello,
    Just for your information (excuse my bad English) :
    - Cador salon de thé is close from years now (i had occasions to eat cakes there : it was exactly like it was filmed in SATC)
    - Carrie is calling Miranda from a public phone, located Place Saint Sulpice in Paris (this phone is really functionning too),
    - Carrie shops (and felt on the ground) at Dior’s shop located “avenue Montaigne” ( averrryyyyyyyyyyyy expansive place to live, trust me… you must be billionnaire to live in an appartment),
    - in the same street the Plaza Athénée Hotel is located (where Carrie stays with Alexandr Petrovski)
    - Carrie on evening is crossing a place, with a green “tutu” (skirt) and then, Mr Big is in a blakc car and Carrie doesn’t see him : this scene takes place in “Place de la Concorde”.
    Welcome in Paris, girls !
    If you want to visit Paris and to see SATC locations, stay a minimum of 4 or 5 days, 1 week is better, because Paris is worther than a simple “picture shoot” of the Eiffel Tower anfd other (sorry) shits…
    (Me : i dream to be abble to afford a journey in New York to visit the locations where SATC took place… Last time i was in NY it was in 2004 but i hadn’t enough time to do everything i wanted to…)…

  39. Sandrine
    August 18, 2013

    Other détails :
    - Carrie and Big were on the Pont des Arts (a very crowdy place, really… even at 1 AMor 2 AM, it’s like in the subway at 5 PM or 7 PM… but the bridge is very beautiful (just located 2 minutes by foot from Cador Salon de Thé which is closed now).
    - the restaurant where she meets Juliettte Bélajoue (really, tell me who is named “Bélajoue” in France… nobody…) is Le Kong (a restaurant located up to the former store called La Samaritaine), the restaurant is still open i guess… you’re not obliged to eat, you can just comme during afternoon (for example) to thave a coffee… there is a really great view from there), the Kong is a quite trendy place, with a bar too,
    - Alexandr Petrovwki exposes his artwork in La Galerie du Jeu de Paume (it’s a museum not an art gallery, so i am amazed to see this king of situation in a movie),
    The scènes in Paris were filmed during January, 2004 (i remember to have read a magazine about it).
    Bye.

  40. Sandrine
    August 18, 2013

    … PART III (today i like to type i guess…) :
    - Chloé Petrovski (Petrovski daughter) was played by Cécile Cassel… whose brother is well knwon as an actor – Vincent Cassel, who is the husband of Monica Bellucci, model and actress… but Cécile Cassel is not really famous here)
    - Juliette Bélajoue is Carole Bouquet, an ex top model who was the face of Chanel N°5 perfume during the 80′S in France and who was a ex- James Bond Girl who is now an owner of a vineyard property in southern France)
    Maybe another time wrinting a PART IV… excuse my bad English again… I can write all this in French (i’m a Paris native) but i guess it’s better for you in English (even bad…).
    Bye again…

    • Andi Fisher
      August 18, 2013

      @Sandrine, MERCI infiniment ! Such fantastic information that you provided! I love it!

  41. Sandrine
    August 19, 2013

    Hi Andi,
    My pleasure.
    I have discovered your blog yesterday then i wrote some posts.
    I am a fan of SATC (i have all the DVDs : all the épisodes + 2 movies). It love it, because it was funny, and the tone was really new (women speaking using “direct and real words” about men, relathionships and sex…), every girl was very stylish… All was 100% fictionnal (beautiful women, glamourous jobs, meet guys very easily, live in a very beautiful locations and so on) but very cool…
    Sometime, i try to imagine what coul happen if the girls lived in 2010′s… 15 years later : Carrie would be a blogger, they would meet guys also on the Net, Mr Big would rule an edge fund (or other)… Who knows lol.
    Other informations :
    - the Eiffel Tower is “shining” (lights) : it happens since 01.01.2000. At the beginning, it was only to commemorate the year 2000. But people loved that and they continued this event. It is really expansive but realllyyyy beautiful to see. It happens each nidht from 10 PM or 11 PM to 1 AM or 2 AM. It’s called “illumination de la Tour Eiffel”. In SATC Clhoé Petrovski says “it’s terrible and hideous”… Thank God not every parisian speaks like that, because she’s agressive and pretentious (her tone when she speaks…). It’s like the Eiffel Tower was covered by thousands of diamonds : it’s a beauty.
    - she wals with Alexandr Petrovski by foot, during a day : it is located Place Dauphine (end not Porte Dauphine : which is another location in Paris), there you can see a restaurant called “Le Caveau du Palais”. Is is located just behind Le Palais de Justice (Paris Court Of Justice), the restaurant is a real one and once i had a lunch there, it’s a very calm location
    - Carrie is walking, in a street wearing a pink skirk with “big black points” and a little blond girl hits her on the head : it is located Rue Servandoni (Servandoni Street).
    - Carrie is walking in a street, sad, thinking about her 3 other friends, then you see 4 girls sitting in a restaurant : it is at the restaurant L’Avenue (located Avenue Montaigne, just neat Dior and Plaa Athénée Hotel)
    Bye.
    Sandrine.

    • Andi Fisher
      August 19, 2013

      @Sandrine, merci! I am a HUGE fan myself and often wonder about what it would be like if they made it again today! There is a show here in the U.S. called Girls which they said is close – but NO WAY, it does not come close!

  42. Sandrine
    August 19, 2013

    Andi, One question : do you speak french ?
    I’d answer to your comment : “pas de quoi, ce fut un plaisir”.
    Bye.

    • Andi Fisher
      August 19, 2013

      @Sandrine, un petit peu ou moyennement. My husband is French and I worked in Switzerland for several years and come back to Paris every year, but I still wish I could speak better.

  43. Sandrine
    August 20, 2013

    Hi Andi,
    I have read this blog and the other one about travels. I’m a fan of travels to (i have visited 23 countries). A former amercian friend of me called me “wings and wheels” because of that (funny !!!).
    If you plan to go in Paris, if you like you can let let me know and send me a mail (directly on my private mail). I’d be happy to take a “café and croissants” (or other) with you and to show you, for example during a part of an afternoon, some locations where SATC was filmed.
    Bye.
    Sandrine.

  44. Sandrine
    August 20, 2013

    @ Lol : here, maybe 2005, there was also a show on TV called “Clara Sheller” aout what they said “it’s like the Frenche SATC”. ohooo… really ???
    You can see some parts on You Tube (a girl who works at a newspaper company, “fashinable ” -hum, hum…..- living in a trendy place, having some girlfirends among them a lawyer (who is sad about love, men… but not as sinical as Miranda… you’re watching a french TV serie…), that remerer you somhing ??? Yes ???… lol…
    Even with its defaults (too much sometimes ; for instance tell me who can wear a silk designer dress and take safely the subway in NYC ??? – i refer to the episode when Carrie is late, takes a cab then the subway to go to “open” a Stock Exchange session – caricatural characters and so on), SATC is for me the best ever TV show and has a lot of qualities (new dialogues, fashion ideas, funny Samantha quotes like “f…. me once shame on you, f… me twice shame on me”, and love over all even if it seems like a fairytale for adults sometimes).
    I L.O.VE. SATC. Forever.
    Sandrine.

  45. Florina
    August 26, 2013

    Hello there, ANDI,
    As you might already guess, I’m a BIG :O) fan of SATC, and my thought was the same: is there a SAtC tour in Paris? …
    by the first google search, your blog pops in ! Exactly what I was looking for !!! THANK YOU for putting your thoughts out there !
    I am in paris for almost 2months, and I’ll have 2 friends visiting. They both are STAC fans, so we’ll be almost 4 girls having fun in PARIS… And since one of my girlfriends never been to paris, besides the PARIS must see places, I want to go with the girls to visit some STAC spots.
    I wanted to go to the restaurant where the fans waited for CARRIE , when she was late… Do you know where it is ???
    (also the pastry store was a dilemma, I had it placed in another place -in my imagination, somewhere in Marais, near rue de Rivoli, )…
    So , again, your blog and topic is the answer for many STAC ‘freaks’ like us :O)

    I also want to go to the Dior store, where she felt :O)….
    let’s see if we’ll manage all of this !
    again, thanks !

    • Andi Fisher
      August 29, 2013

      @Florina, Happy to find another fan! I love SATC and SATC Paris tour would be a dream! Sandrine rocks!

  46. Florina
    August 26, 2013

    P.S. – Only now I saw SANDRINE’s comments ! which pretty much solve all the mystery :)
    Thanks Sandrine !!!

  47. Roberta
    September 1, 2013

    Hi Andi,
    Just wondering if anyone knows, how long was Carrie in Paris with Petrovski before their relationship ended?
    Love your page! Can’t get enough of SATC!

    • Andi Fisher
      September 2, 2013

      @Roberta, it seems like it was only a few weeks, a month at the most, but I don’t actually know for sure. Great question!

  48. Sandrine
    September 7, 2013

    Hello,
    @ Florina : if you read the comment, i’m happy to help “SATC freaks” (like me too).
    Then, when you comme back, please leave a message to tell us if you enjoyed your “SATC tour” ???
    @ i plan to come back to NYC maybe during 2014 or 2015 (dépends on several criterias), then i’ll take time to visit SATC locations this time. For example : eat sushis at Sushi Samba Restaurant (location when Samantha throws her cocktail to Richard Wright’s face), go to the street where the last scene took place in the last episode (Greene Street), go in the Village to take a picture of the real location of Carrie’s appartment (i mean the street view : Perry Street) and so on (i am collecting the adresses of the locations). I want to do it by myself, instead of going with a group, in a bus, stay 5 minutes in a place and take a picture and return to the bus : no-thank-you.
    Have a good week end !!!
    Sandrine.
    PS : another TV serie i love is “Married with children”, if anybody can tell me which blog is good and funny, and with plenty of informations (backtsages, characters, and so on…). Al Bundy is my dream man (noooo… it’s a joke !).

  49. Leanne
    November 1, 2013

    How fun is this? I started planning my first trip to Paris this week, and immediately pulled out the SITC DVDs digging for the final episode and have watched it repeatedly. So excited to find this site giving me nearly all the answers I was looking for. Traveling solo, keen to put together a day looking at these sights immortalized in my favourite episode. Pity there isn’t an organized tour. Thank you ladies for sharing your combined wisdom.

    • Andi Fisher
      November 2, 2013

      @Leanne, my pleasure and I hope you get to as many spots as possible@

  50. Anna
    February 4, 2014

    Did anyone find out the location where the russian gave carrie the diamond necklace??

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