Was ‘Emily in Paris’ Really Filmed in Paris?

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Netflix‘s latest hit series, Emily in Paristransports us to the City of Lights, where a young American marketing guru travels overseas for her career, but finds much, much more when she arrives. The show, which comes from Sex and the City creator Darren Star and stars Lily Collins, has stirred up quite the reaction online, but has proven to be a popular series nonetheless, sticking with its spot in the Netflix Top 10 since it premiered earlier this month.

While the quality of the storyline and character are up for debate, there’s plenty to look at in Emily in Paris, from the colorful, eclectic fashions to the stunning scenery. The series is set in Paris, after all, so it’s no surprise that some iconic landmarks make it into the shots, including the classic symbol of Paris, the Eiffel Tower.

But are all those shots real? Was Emily in Paris really filmed in the city, or did it all take place on a lot in L.A.? Here’s everything we know about where the new Netflix hit was filmed:

WAS EMILY IN PARIS FILMED IN PARIS?

Yes! It would be a bit of a disappointment if a show with Paris in its title didn’t really take place there. But thankfully, the Emily in Paris crew traveled to Europe to film their rom-com series. And don’t worry, they wrapped it all up before the coronavirus production shutdown affected Hollywood. The project was filmed in August 2019, well before shows had to stop altogether or film while social distancing.

WHERE WAS EMILY IN PARIS FILMED?

So we know Emily in Paris was filmed in Paris, but where, exactly, did they travel for the production? We’ve got answers. According to Conde Nast Traveler, the show filmed all over Paris, capturing some of the city’s most iconic locations. Emily in Paris shot at the Place de l’Estrapade in the 5th arrondissement, the Jardin du Luxembourg, Le Grand Véfour on rue du Beaujolais, the Pont Alexandre III and more.

CAN I VISIT THE EMILY IN PARIS FILMING LOCATIONS?

Yes! There aren’t exactly many exclusive spots in the show. In fact, most of the places where Emily in Paris filmed are open to tourists and everyday Parisians alike. The Pont Alexandre III, for example, is one of Paris’ most notable bridges with its gold horses and striking lamposts. While anyone can stroll on the bridge, it isn’t the first time it’s been featured on screen. According to Lonely Planet, the bridge has also made it into Sabrina, A View to a Kill and Midnight in Paris. 

Another location, Le Café de L’Homme, is also open to visit. The upscale French restaurant offers incredible meals with a view in the 16th arrondissement. Then there’s the Panthéon, a classic tourist attraction where Emily breaks up with her boyfriend. Other spots you can visit from the show in Paris include the Jardin du Palais Royal, Michelin-starred restaurant Le Grand Véfour, the L’Atelier des Lumières, and La Monnaie de Paris. And if you’re curious about where Camille’s family champagnerie is, according to Oprah Magazine, you can check that out, too. The show filmed those scenes at Château de Sonnay, a winery three hours outside of Paris.

Stream Emily in Paris on Netflix

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