Cinematic Paris: Filming locations of famous movies and TV series in the city

Get ready for a walk through the most cinematographic corners of the City of Light, those places where the magic of the big screen came to life. Ready? Action!

Paris and cinema is something timeless, something that goes beyond a love affair. The city has served as the backdrop for countless stories of love, tragedy and triumph, making it one of the world's cinematic capitals. Its cobblestone streets, iconic monuments and unique atmosphere have captured the imagination of directors and screenwriters. The French capital is a vast film set that has hosted some of the most memorable scenes of the silver screen.

Since the invention of the cinematograph by the Lumière brothers, Paris has been at the heart of the film industry. And this idyll has lasted to this day since great classics such as “Casablanca” which, although mostly filmed in a Hollywood studio, evoked the charm and mystery of Paris.

Movie locations in Paris have become tourist attractions that are now part of the city's main itineraries and attract tourists eager to set foot where their favorite stars once performed. Pulitzer Paris' strategic location in the heart of the city is a perfect place to visit all of these venues, which also serve as a window into the Parisian lifestyle, from the quaint cafes to the majestic palaces and gardens. Every corner of the city offers a story to tell, whether it's a fast-paced action scene or a quiet romantic moment.

We invite you on a cinematic tour of Paris, visiting some of the most iconic locations that have been immortalized in film and television. From the enveloping mystery of “The Da Vinci Code” at the Louvre to the romantic strolls through Montmartre of the protagonists of “Heartstopper”.

Midnight in Paris - Strolling among literary ghosts

We start our tour with “Midnight in Paris”, Woody Allen's enchanting film that transports its protagonist, Gil, to Paris in the 1920s every midnight. One of the most emblematic places is the Pont Alexandre III, where Gil waits for the vintage car that will take him back in time. Don't miss the opportunity to walk across this majestic bridge and perhaps, at the stroke of midnight, find your own adventure back in time.

Amelie - The magic of Montmartre

We continue with “Amelie”, the film that made Audrey Tautou the most famous face in France. Montmartre is the heart of this iconic film, especially the Café des 2 Moulins on Rue Lepic, where Amelie works as a waitress. Sit in this charming cafe, enjoy a café crème and feel that characteristic spirit of the film in every corner.

La La Land - Jazz and Dreams in Paris

Although “La La Land” is primarily a love letter to Los Angeles, we can't forget its brief but significant foray into Paris towards the end of the film. This scene has put Le Caveau de la Huchette, a historic jazz club in the heart of Paris, on the map. This iconic venue, open since 1946, has been a landmark for jazz lovers, hosting legendary musicians such as trumpeter Ronald Baker, drummer Duffy Jackson and singer Nancy Holloway.

The Dreamers - A rebellious and bohemian Paris

In "The Dreamers", Bertolucci immerses us in an intense drama set in the tumultuous Paris of 1968. The action takes place mostly in an apartment near the Jardin du Luxembourg, a perfect place to feel the cultural and political effervescence that characterized that era. Don't forget to stroll through the Senate and feel history vibrate under your feet.

Before Sunset - Romance in real time

“Before Sunset” follows Jesse and Celine's reunion in Paris, years after their first meeting. A key location is the Shakespeare and Company bookstore, where Jesse gives a talk about his book. If you're still cringing at the memory of cinema's best-told love story, this is a must-see stop.

The Da Vinci Code - Mysteries among canvases and stones

The Louvre is undoubtedly the main protagonist of “The Da Vinci Code”. Here, Robert Langdon discovers secrets hidden in masterpieces. Explore the glass pyramid and corridors of the museum as you unravel your own personal mystery.

Emily in Paris - An American girl in Paris

“Emily in Paris” brings us the typical, but no less appealing, story of a young American girl conquering Paris with her troubles and adventures. Places like the Place de l'Estrapade become the stage for her adventures. Walk through the Latin Quarter and experience the Parisian lifestyle in true Emily style. And, of course, don't forget to visit the pastry shop where Emily discovers the pain au chocolat and where she begins to learn French, the Bolangerie Moderne is just as flirtatious as in fiction and is located at 16 Rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques.

The Devil Wears Prada - A glimpse of Parisian fashion

Although mostly set in New York, “The Devil Wears Prada” has key moments in Paris, such as the Fashion Week. Stroll around the Palais-Royal and feel the frenetic fashion energy in the streets surrounding the big shows.

Heartstopper - A walk through Charlie and Nick's Paris.

And we can't forget “Heartstopper,” Netflix's LGBTQIA+ series that has stolen the hearts of many. With the arrival of its second season, we got to see Charlie, Nick and their friends embark on an exciting school trip to Paris. The friends explore the Place du Tertre, known for its outdoor painters, and visit the iconic Sacré-Cœur Basilica, from where one of the best views of Paris can be admired. They also don't miss the bust of Dalida, the work of French artist Alain Aslan, located on rue de L'Abreuvoir, near the Lamarck-Caulaincourt metro station. Then, their itinerary takes them to the Montmartre Museum and its enchanting gardens, a place full of history and beauty. When it's time for dinner, they choose L'Escalier, a cozy restaurant in the 18th arrondissement, perfect for refueling.