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Emily in Paris Film Locations

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Love or hate the actual series, there is little argument that it offered escape and soulagement (relief) for many Francophiles who were not able to travel. It didn’t take long for Emily in Paris to become one of the most-watched series of 2020, and it took even less time for it to start being compared to the legendary series Sex and the City. In fact, the comparisons started before it even aired, thanks to Darren Star (the creator of SATC) being the show’s creator.

The show follows twentysomething Emily Cooper (played by Lily Collins) as she explores Paris after landing the job of a lifetime and moving from Chicago. Alone, in a strange land, and not quite the fashionista that Carrie Bradshaw was in SATC, it’s still not hard to fall in love (or at least “like” with the character in the storylines all the same.

No, there’s no Samantha, no Miranda, and no Charlotte to back Emily up – though Mindy is great! – but the show definitely has a very [young] Sex in the City vibe to it. Through the first season, Emily definitely finds her style and it’s not hard to imagine [a young] Carrie wearing some of the same looks herself.

Of course, Paris played a big part in Carrie’s life – at least her love life. And it’s not a stretch to assume this city will have a bigger impact on Emily. Carrie may have loved Paris, but she WAS New York City through and through.

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We are already starting to see that while Emily is from Chicago, she’s starting to shed that cocoon and embrace all that Paris brings to the table. And with the announcement of a second season, my guess is that will continue.

Emily in Paris Film Locations You Can Visit Yourself!

The Main Sites We See Throughout the Season

Emily’s Apartment: 1 Place de l’Estrapade

Situated smack dab in the center of the Latin Quarter, right in the heart of Paris itself, this is the address for Emily’s apartment that sits on the fifth floor. Despite the fact that her apartment looks to be about 2-3x times the size of what an actual apartment on the top floor would look like, we do get a great look at the architecture and design of a typically Parisian building in almost every single episode – but we also get peeks of the Pantheon, the Sorbonne, and Le Jardin du Luxembourg, not necessarily realistic, but nice to see.

Just know that this building that houses Emily’s apartment is an existing actual apartment building, so visits to Paris to see this filming location is unlikely to include a sneak peek behind these doors.

Interior shots of Emily’s place are done on a soundstage, anyway – but that doesn’t mean that you can’t snap photos of the iconic building and imagine spending time on the fifth floor yourself!

Location: 1 Place de l’Estrapade, 5th arrondissement

Emily’s Savoir Office: Place de Valois

Emily decides to leave Chicago in the first place for a chance to work at the world-renowned Savoir organization, a legendary French luxury marketing operation (in the television program, anyway). Another beautiful example of Parisian architecture, the offices that Emily visits every day for work – and inevitably runs afoul with Sylvie over and over again – is a must-visit destination for any fan visiting the city.

The Galerie Patrick Fourtin is a real antique shop that visitors can browse, picking up a memento of their visit to this iconic filming location. Visitors can also walk just two blocks and visit the Louvre, a destination that belongs on every Paris itinerary whether you are visiting as a fan of Emily in Paris or not!

Location: Between Rue de Valois and Rue des Bon Enfants (along Passage Vérité) in the 1st arrondissement.

Where Emily and Mindy Hang Out: Jardin du Palais Royal

Like I mentioned earlier, Emily doesn’t have a tight-knit crew the way that Carrie did in Sex and the City – but she does have a brand-new best friend that she meets on the grounds of this 17th-century palace turned cultural center and café hotspot. This is the location where Emily meets Mindy while they are both on their lunch break, both of them (relatively) new to Paris and both of them from different corners of the globe.                                                         

Plenty of cafés are located in this part of Paris (essentially the center of the city), so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a place to grab some coffee and a bit to eat. Including the Grand Vefour where Emily tried to make last-minute dinner reservations (I personally love this spot for lunch).

You’ll also have no trouble finding the Louvre from this filming location, either – it’s located nearby! If your visit to Paris doesn’t have a tremendous amount of time carved out to visit filming locations, do try to combine this one, the Savoir offices, and Emily’s apartment all in one block of time. These three are located so close to one another that you can save time without missing anything important!

Location: 43 Rue de Valois in the 1st arrondissement.

Gabriel’s Restaurant: Deux Compères

The restaurant where Emily first has dinner with Mindy and subsequently meets Gabriel at work is called Deux Compères but in reality, is a restaurant called Terra Nera.

Location: 18 Rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques in the 5th arrondissement.  

Season 1, Episode 1

  • The scene where Emily chats on the phone with her boyfriend Doug after her first day of work is the Ponts des Arts bridge. This bridge was also featured in Lupin and has a prominent role in my beloved Sex and the City Paris.
    • Address: in the 6th arrondissement along the Seine.
  • The boulangeries where Emily frequently buys her croissant, pain au chocolate, and where she gets impromptu French lessons is the Boulangerie Moderne.
    • Address: 16 Rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques in the 5th arrondissement.
  • The restaurant where her colleagues eat lunch without Emily (and that we see in other episodes throughout season 1) is the Bistrot Valois near Palais Royale.
    • Address: 1 Pl. de Valois in the 1st arrondissement.
  • The scene where Emily stops at a terrace and Luc passes by and they chat takes place at the La Brasserie de l’Isle Saint-Louis.
    • Address: 55 Quai de Bourbon in the 4th arrondissement.

Arrondissements Featured in this Episode: 1st | 4th | 5th | 6th

Season 1, Episode 2

  • The opening scene where Emily is jogging takes place in the Luxembourg garden, famous for its green chairs in the 6th arrondissement.
  • The cocktail party for Antoine’s perfume company, De L’Heure, with the view of the Eiffel Tower and the Trocadero, is the Le Café de L’Homme restaurant. It looks like Maison Pradier restaurant that you see in Call My Agent, which is sadly now permanently closed.
    • Address: 17 Pl. du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre in the 16th arrondissement.
  • The restaurant where Emily first has dinner with Mindy and subsequently meets Gabriel at work is called Deux Compères but in reality, is a restaurant called Terra Nera.
    • Address: 18 Rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques in the 5th arrondissement.
  • We see Emily shopping in a farmers market while speaking with Doug on the phone. She is at the Marché d’Aligre and watching her is a good reminder to make sure you are aware of market etiquette!
    • Address: 25-11 Rue d’Aligre in teh 12th arrondissement.
  • The scene where Emily breaks up with Doug takes place in front of the Panthéon, specifically Rue Sufflot, a totally underrated spot I recommend visiting in my Paris for the First Time guide.
    • Address: Pl. du Panthéon in the 5th arrondissement.
  • The rainy rooftop flash is the Printemps roof on the Boulevard Haussmann store.
    • Address: 64 Bd Haussmann in the 9th arrondissement.
  • The closing scene is once again Bistrot Valois near Palais Royale.

Arrondissements Featured in this Episode: 5th | 6th | 9th | 12th | 16th

Season 1, Episode 3

  • The opening scene where Emily is jogging takes place in the Île de la Cité near the Place Louis Aragon (in the 4th arrondissement) and then moved to the pedestrian bridge, Ponts des Arts.
  • The scene where Emily walks past the Air & Vélo Exercise studio takes place on Rue des Déchargeurs. The store doesn’t exist, it’s really Crémerie de Paris.
    • Address: 15 Rue des Halles (corner with ue des Déchargeurs) in the 1st arrondissement.
  • The scene where Emily meets up with Sylvie on the street near the office takes place on Rue de Valois.
  • The perfume commercial shoot takes place on the Pont Alexandre III in the 8th arrondissement. They pause the shooting to discuss whether the commercial is sexy or sexist and have a drink at Faust.
  • Emily takes French lessons at “Concordia” which is really located at 41 Av. de la Grande Armée in the 16th arrondissement. The building facade they show is actually 41 Rue Tournefort in the 5th arrondissement.
  • Emily has lunch (or really rather just wine!) with Mindy at Villalys in Palais Royale.
    • Address: 30 Rue de Montpensier
  • Mindy invites Emily to her apartment for a party where she meets Fabian.
    • Address: 46 Boulevard de la Bastille in the 12th arrondissement.
  • After they leave the party, Emily walks with Fabian along the Canal St. Martin including the Port de l’Arsenal Garden in the 10th arrondissement.

Arrondissements Featured in this Episode: 1st | 4th | 5th | 6th | 8th | 10th | 12th | 16th

Season 1, Episode 4

  • In the opening scene, Emily tries to buy roses at a flower shop and meets Camille. This is actually a stationery store called Arcopy.
    • Address: 23 Rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques in the 5th arrondissement.
  • The art gallery event that Camille invites Emily to is not a real gallery, but rather the Hôtel du Grand Veneur.
    • Address: 60 Rue de Turenne in the 3rd arrondissement.
  • Luc, Julien, and Emily have lunch once again at Bistrot Valois after Sylvie and Antoine have a fight.
  • Emily thinks she makes a dinner reservation for the business meeting with Randy, Antoine, and the Savoir team at the Grand Vefour in the Palais Royal. I have eaten there (for lunch) and it is divine!
    • Address: 17 Rue de Beaujolais in the 1st arrondissement.
  • The group actually ends up eating at Gabrielle’s restaurant.

Arrondissements Featured in this Episode: 1st | 3rd | 5th

Season 1, Episode 5

  • The opening scene shows Mindy and Emily at that neighborhood hangout, Café de la Nouvelle Marie.
    • Address: 19 Rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques in the 5th arrondissement.
  • Emily goes to an influencer event for La Durée at the Hôtel d’Évreux directly on Place Vendôme. I have walked by this hotel countless times and have always wanted to peek inside.
    • Address: 19 Pl. Vendôme in the 1st arrondissement.
  • Emily is the 3rd wheel on a date with Camille and Gabriel that starts in Le Passage du Grand-Cerf.
    • Address: 145, rue Saint-Denis – 10 rue Dussoubs in the 2nd arrondissement (where there are a ton of these passages).
  • The date continues with the 3 musketeers playing around and taking photos on Rue de Montregueil. This is one of my favorite food shopping streets spanning both the 1st and 2nd arrondissement. The area that Emily, Camille and Gabriel are walking through is located in the 2nd, as they have the La Grille Montorgueil in the background. The pick up a flower at Floriste Anaïs.
  • Address: 50 and 52 Rue Montorgueil in the 2nd arrondissement.
  • They end their date at the L’Atelier des Lumières. The exhibition they visit is for Van Gogh which has moved on from Paris and is now in Charlotte, North Carolina. There are 2 new artists at the moment, Dali and Gaudi.
    • Address: 38 Rue Saint-Maur in 11th arrondissement.
  • Emily meets the CMO of La Durée for a meeting at the Hôtel Particulier Montmartre. The hotel is one of a small chain and the name is a little confusing as a hôtel particulier is also the name of a type of building that refers to a very fancy townhome, townhouse or small mansion.
    • Address: 23 Av. Junot Pavillon D in the 18th arrondissement.
  • Later that day, Emily has dinner with Mindy at La Maison Rose, the insta-famous pink building in Montmartre!
    • Address: 2 Rue de l’Abreuvoir
  • After dinner, Emily and Mindy have fun at other famous landmarks: the Les Colonnes de Burren in Palais Royale, in front of Moulin Rouge and at the Eiffel Tower Carousel, before ending up back near where they ate dinner on the prettiest street in Paris: Rue de l’Abreuvoir. To be clear none of these spots are near each other and they would actually be zig-zagging all over the city in a really weird way!
  • And it is on the last street, Rue de l’Abreuvoir at the Place Dalida where Emily ends up doing her Hästens bed installation.

Arrondissements Featured in this Episode: 1st | 2nd | 5th | 11th | 18th

Season 1, Episode 6

  • Mindy and Emily take their morning coffee at the Café de la Nouvelle Mairie which is across the street from Gabriel’s restaurant and the Moderne boulangerie.
    • Address: 19 Rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques in the 5th arrondissement.
  • Sylvie, Julien and Emily visit Pierra Cadault at his atelier and it doesn’t go well! This spot is actually the Hôtel du Duc.
    • Address: 22 Rue de la Michodière in the 9th arrondissement.
  • After the terrible first meeting, Emily drowns her sorrows in white wine at Café de Flore, one of the oldest cafes in Paris across the street from the other famous cafe, Les Deux Magots. This is where she meets Thomas.
    • Address: 172 Bd Saint-Germain in the 6th arrondissement.
  • The next day Mindy and Emily have lunch in the Restaurant Palais Royale and then we see them sitting at a bench in the garden where Mindy mentions she is a singer. She sings La Vie en Rose (Eidth Piaf) in the garden.
  • Emily and Thomas run into Gabriel and Camille outside their apartment building and decide to go on a double-date. They dine together at Lulu La Nantaise.
    • Address: 67 Rue de Lancry in the 10th arrondiseement.
  • The next day we see Emily sipping her Starbucks on the street near Place Saint Georges in the 9th arrondissement. She sees an advertisement for Swan Lake. That makes sense as the show is at the Palais Garnier opera house also in the 9th.
  • That evening Emily goes to the show at the Opéra Garnier to catch Pierra Cadault.
    • Address: Pl. de l’Opéra in the 9th arrondissement.

Arrondissements Featured in this Episode: 1st | 5th | 6th | 9th | 10th

Season 1, Episode 7

  • The episode opens with Sylvie shopping at Mes Demoiselles a small boutique with designs from Anita Radovanovic. Sylvie runs into Emily and you can see the Statue de Louis XIV in the background.
    • Address: 46 Rue Étienne Marcel in the 2nd arrondissement.
  • Emily is assigned to take care of the American actress Brooklyn Clark and she goes to the divine Hôtel Plaza Athénée to meet her. (The same hotel that Carrie from SATC stayed at with those epic Eiffel Tower views!)
    • Address: 25 Av. Montaigne in the 8th arrondissement.
  • That evening there is an event for the watch company, Flutier, held at the Musée des Arts Forains. It is whimsical and looks like a great spot for an event!
    • Address: 53 Av. des Terroirs de France in the 12th arrondissement.
  • The nightclub where Brooklyn, Emily and Gabriel end up is still a mystery to me!
  • Later Emily and Gabriel wait at Le Bar inside the Hôtel Plaza Athénée hoping to catch Brookyln.

Arrondissements Featured in this Episode: 2nd | 8th | 12th

Season 1, Episode 8

  • Emily has breakfast with Mindy at Villalys again in Palais Royale.
  • Emily meets Camille for lunch at a Vietnamese restaurant called Hanoi Ca Phe
    • Address: 30 Boulevard des Italiens in the 9th arrondissement.
  • Emily agrees to visit Camille’s family in Champagne country. The family chateau is the Château de Sonnay in Sonnay, Cravant-les-Coteaux, France. BUT the pool is a different site! The scene with Camille’s father and later with Emily in Camille’s younger borther is Domaine de Beauséjour in Beauséjour, Panzoult, France!
  • While Emily is away at Camille’s family home (with Gabriel too!) Mindy is still in Paris with her Chinese friends hosting a bachelorette party. The party is at a drag queen club/cabaret but we haven’t been able to determine which!

Arrondissements Featured in this Episode: 1st | 9th

Season 1, Episode 9

  • Emily dines with Judith from the American Friends of the Louvre at Ralph Lauren’s restaurant, Ralph. A restaurant that is part of RL’s flagship store in Paris. They get a very American cheeseburger and fries!
    • Address: 173 Boulevard Saint-Germain in the 6th arrondissement.
  • After, Emily chats with Mathieu Cadault on the phone as she walks along Rue de l’Abbaye. She stops near a fabric store called Manuel Canovas.
    • Address: 6 Rue de l’Abbaye in the 6th arrondissement.
  • We later see Emily at Camille’s gallery (Hôtel du Grand Veneur) where Mathieu joins her and they decide to leave for dinner.
  • Emily and Mathieu’s dinner is crêpes along Rue Cardinale in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area in the 6th arrondissement.
  • As they continue their walk, Emily and Mathieu walk up to the Grey matter (Espace gris) boutique.
    • Address: 2 Rue de l’Abbaye in the 6th arrondissement.
  • The American Friends of the Louvre fundraiser event where Pierre Cadault has donated a dress takes place at Le Trianon, an event space in a theater.
    • Address: 80 Blvd de Rochechouart in the 18th arrondissement.

Arrondissements Featured in this Episode: 6th | 18th

Season 1, Episode 10

  • The opening scene with Emily and Mindy in the midst of Fashion Week takes place at the Cafe Deux Stations.
    • Address: 131 Boulevard Exelmans in the 16th arrondissement.
  • Later, Emily agrees to meet Mathieu at La Pause Parisienne which is a casual dining spot on the Seine across from the Orsay museum and with great views from the quai.
    • Address: 1 Rue de Solferino in the 7th arrondissement.
  • After their boat ride, we see Emily and Mathieu walking along the Seine and then inside Mathieu mega-gogeous apartment. His view of Pont Neuf and the Eiffel Tower are to die for! His apartment is in Place Dauphine whiich a favorite hang out spot for Mr. Misadventures and I.
    • Address: 11 Place Dauphine in the 1st arrondissement.
  • The next day after a meeting at l’atelier de Pierre Cadeau, Sylvie and Emily walk along the passerelle Léopold Sédar Senghor, a pedestrian bridge in the 1st arrondissement.
  • The Grey space show for Fashion Week (which they grabbed after Pierre Cadault canceled) takes places at the La Monnaie de Paris which is the continuously running minting institution where they still make momney!
    • Address: 11 Quai de Conti in the 6th arrondissement.
  • The opening scene with Emily and Mindy in the midst of Fashion Week takes place at the Cafe Deux Stations.
    • Address: 131 Boulevard Exelmans in the 16th arrondissement.
  • Later, Emily agrees to meet Mathieu at La Pause Parisienne which is a casual dining spot on the Seine across from the Orsay museum and with great views from the quai.
    • Address: 1 Rue de Solferino in the 7th arrondissement.
  • After their boat ride, we see Emily and Mathieu walking along the Seine and then inside Mathieu mega-gogeous apartment. His view of Pont Neuf and the Eiffel Tower are to die for! His apartment is in Place Dauphine whiich a favorite hang out spot for Mr. Misadventures and I.
    • Address: 11 Place Dauphine in the 1st arrondissement.
  • The next day after a meeting at l’atelier de Pierre Cadault, Sylvie and Emily walk along the passerelle Léopold Sédar Senghor, a pedestrian bridge in the 1st arrondissement.
  • The Grey space show for Fashion Week (which they grabbed after Pierre Cadault canceled) takes places at the La Monnaie de Paris which is the continuously running minting institution where they still make momney!
    • Address: 11 Quai de Conti in the 6th arrondissement.

Arrondissements Featured in this Episode: 1st | 6th | 7th | 16th

If you want Emily’s iPhone 10 case, here it is!

Is there are a spot I missed or got wrong? Do tell! Otherwise, on your next trip to Paris are you going to try to hunt down some of these Emily in Paris film locations?

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