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French Friday – My Attempt at the Sex and the City Paris Tour

Last week when I was flying back east I re-watched the last two episodes of the final season of Sex and the City. You know, the ones that take place in Paris. I have already blogged about some of my favorite ones in my Sex and the City Paris post.

As I was watching the shows again I was keeping note of all the scenes that occurred in my favorite city, because that is what every girl obsesses with the show and Paris would do, bien sûr! At the end when I looked down at my moleskine and reviewed the list of scenes I thought to myself, “why I try to go to them all while I am there?”

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And that is exactly what I am going to try to do!

Here is the list of scenes and where they take place, some I don’t know but I am going to try to figure out by taking screenshots, etc:

  • Carrie’s arrival – The Hôtel Plaza Athénée
  • Shopping (and falling) – Dior  Avenue Montaigne
  • Brasserie terrace (Carrie watching the 4 French girlfriends) – NO IDEA, help?
  • Pay Phone call to Miranda – Place St Sulpice (thanks to commenter Elspeth on my Sex and the City Paris post)
  • Night club where Alexander gives Carrie a necklace – NO IDEA, help?
  • Restaurant where Carrie meets Alec’s ex-wife – Kong’s
  • Salon where Carrie eats goodies and feeds the dog – Cador Patisserie located on the corner of Rue de Louvre & Rue Amiral de Coligny (thanks to commenter Elspeth on my Sex and the City Paris post)
  • Street where the little girl taps Carrie on the head and she steps on dog poo, also fountain where she cleans off dog poo – NO IDEA, help?
  • Bench along the Seine where Carrie eats at a sandwich and waves at a tourist on a bateau mouche – not sure, but I think I can find it because of the bridge and building in the background
  • Bookstore where Carrie finds her book and meets some fans – not sure but looks like it is in the Sorbonne area
  • Walking with Alex – they walk past the restaurant “Le Caveau du Palais” which is on Place Dauphine
  • Alex’s museum review night (when he abandons Carrie) – Jeu de Paume museum
  • Carrie running for a cab and passing by Big – Place Etoile
  • Restaurant where Carrie missed her party – NO IDEA, help?
  • Closing scene with Carrie and Big – Le Pont des Arts

That’s quite a long list, but I am ambitious. I will give a full report about how well I did on attempting to complete the SATC+P tour!

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21 Comments

  1. This is such a fun idea, Andi, and I hope it works out. Just wondering — have you tried searching for any of these on the ‘net in French? Like for the brasserie – maybe there were “witnesses” who have posted about it, and writing in French on older blog posts and so on. Just another thought about how to maybe get the info and locations on a couple of these…

    I’m looking forward to the results!

  2. Kong is one of my favorites! I know all the scenes you’re talking about but without seeing the clips in front of me, I can’t recall 🙁 🙁

  3. Andi,

    I’m planning on doing this trip too!! Have you done it yet? desperate to know how you got on . . . xoxo

    1. @Jess, I did pieces but sadly not the whole thing. Take a look at the comments on this post and you will see that some people have filled in more info.

  4. Hi.

    I just got back from Paris and took some pictures of many Sex and the City locations, with corrections made and captions.

    However, the more mysterious one where Carrie is having the lunch and waves at the gentlemen on the Bateaux Moches will not be solved as the bridge is the Les Pont Des Arts but the bench and the fence behind her are not near any of the bridges. I am guessing they superimposed that.

    Here are my pictures with captions:
    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10101127472667610.3268050.7930367&type=1

  5. Thanks for sharing! I’m going to Paris next week 🙂
    The restaurant where Carrie missed her party is in New York ( 50 commerce)

  6. Hi…. to help you to complete your list…. La Fontaine de la Paix…. where Carrie washes the shoe after the dog´s shit….

    I loved your post…

  7. Hi
    About this
    Brasserie terrace (Carrie watching the 4 French girlfriends) – NO IDEA, help?
    It looks to me like l’Avenue, with the Canadian flag in the background, corner Rue Montaigne and Francois Premier in the 8th

  8. Hi – I am late to this conversation but I just re-watched the SATC series… I live in Paris and work near Ave Montaigne, so it was interesting to see all these scenes again… the restaurant with the four French women is indeed L’Avenue on Ave Montaigne. The street where she passes Big in a cab is actually rue Rivoli (if I am not mistaken) near Jeu de Paume.

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