Visiting the French capital soon and want to discover the best Emily in Paris filming locations? We’ve got you covered!
Emily in Paris was one of the most popular TV Shows on Netflix in 2020. If you love Paris, you surely enjoyed watching the adventures of Emily around the city of lights!
Unlike most productions, Emily in Paris did use real-life locations which means that there are many places you can visit!
So, are you ready to become Miss Cooper for a bit and discover the best Emily in Paris filming locations in France?
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Emily in Paris Apartment Location
1 Place de l’Estrapade, 5th Arrondissement
This is the main filming location in Emily in Paris as it is where she (and handsome Gabriel) lives!
In the first episode of season 1, Emily gets to Paris and take a taxi to her flat where she meets the estate agent. As she gets out of the car, you can clearly see the sign saying “Place de l’Estrapade”. She is living at number 1 (5th floor)
If you are visiting Paris soon, you will be glad to know that you can easily visit the Place de l’Estrapade. Of course, you won’t be able to go up to the flat itself but you can stand in front of the building.
It is ideally located a couple of minutes away from the Pantheon which means you can hit two birds with one stone and visit both. This area of Paris is known as the Latin Quarter and is one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in the city! The nearest metro stations are Luxembourg, Cardinal Monge and Cardinal Lemoine.
Emily in Paris Agency Filming Location
Address: 6 Place de Valois, 75001 Paris, France
The marketing agency Emily Cooper works for in Paris is called Savoir. Although this agency specifically doesn’t exist in real life, the place showed in the series does exist. It’s located in the Place de Valois near the Louvre Museum.
It’s a small square, away from the crowds. You will quickly recognise the Gallerie Pierre Foutain as it’s shown in almost all the episodes. In the show, Savoir is at number 6 which is the black door on the righthand side of the gallery.
The Place de Valois is a great place to visit in Paris as you will get to discover both famous streets and secret places to get there. From the metro, you can walk up the rue Saint-Honoré before turning on the Rue des Bons Enfants.
The Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré is one of the most famous streets in Paris. It’s even featured in the French Monopoly game. The Rue des Bons Enfants on the other hand is less known but home to fantastic passages couverts!
Emily in Paris Filming Locations in The Latin Quarter
As previously mentioned, Emily lives in the Latin Quarter so it’s only normal to find loads of filming locations there! If you don’t have time to check them all out, I would recommend focusing on this neighbourhood.
Gabriel’s Restaurant Filming Location
Address: 18 Rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques, 75005 Paris, France
Gabriel’s restaurant is located by the building him and Emily live in. The director and producers actually stay true to the location in that case. In real life, Gabriel’s Restaurant is not called “Les Deux Compères” but is an Italian restaurant named Terra Nera. It’s a short 4 minutes walk from the Place de l’Estrapade.
Although they didn’t keep the original name, the real restaurant looks exactly like in Emily in Paris with the red facade. They only change the name and the type of food they serve.
Terra Nera restaurant is featured in all episodes. Some of the most important scenes are:
- When Emily sends back the steak during a lunch with Mindy and discovers Gabriel is the chef
- When the team goes for dinner with Randy Zimmer
It’s a great place to stop for a meal.
Bakery where Emily buys her yummy pain au chocolate
Address: 16 Rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques, 75005 Paris, France
In the first episode, Emily goes to a bakery to buy a pain au chocolat. She then goes back out, bites it and instantly posts a photo of herself on Instagram with the caption “Butter+chocolate= 💕”.
Although it seemed that the lady that serves her was a bit rude, they seem to get on way better in episode 2 when she posts a photo of the two of them with the caption “A little bonjour goes a long way”.
Either way, guess what, this place does exist in real life!
It’s called the “Boulangerie Moderne”. As you stroll around the Latin Quarter, you will find it pretty easily. It’s in the Rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques. Feel free to pop in and get a delicious French Viennoiserie!
Address: Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris, France
In episode 2, Emily calls Doug asking him if he is at the airport. This is the time he chooses to break up with her. To which she replies that “this city is filled with love and romance and light and beauty and passion and sex”.
In that scene, you can see a bus stop named Panthéon in the background. This is the first clue giving away the location. By the end of the phone call, you can clearly see Emily standing in front of the Panthéon, one of Paris’ most famous landmarks.
Emily in Paris Filming Locations in Montmartre
La Maison Rose
Address: 2 Rue de l’Abreuvoir, 75018 Paris, France
In episode 5, Emily is asked to delete her Instagram account. In the evening, she goes out with Mindy and they decide to take all the photos she should have taken of Paris before deleting her account.
The night out starts with a glass of wine in one of the most beautiful cafés in Paris: La Maison Rose.
No matter what you do, you must go there. It’s truly beautiful and even if you don’t stop for a drink, you will love seeing it and taking pictures there!
Emily in Paris Filming Locations in the 1st Arrondissement
Pont des Arts
Address: Pont des Arts, 75006 Paris, France
In the first episode, Emily facetimes her boyfriend (who is still in Chicago). That when he tells her that he got his passport and should be able to come soon. She replies that she doesn’t want to be in the most romantic city in the world alone and she looks forward to him coming.
This scene was shot as night and although the background is blurry, you can recognise the Pont des Arts.
You may not know the name but I promise you that you heard of that bridge before. It is known as the most romantic spot in Paris where thousands of couples came to leave a padlock with their names.
If you looked carefully, you may have noticed that you can’t see any padlocks on the bridge but a glass bannister. This is actually one of the details that gave away the location. Due to the insane quantity of padlocks left on the bridge, the Pont des Arts started sinking a few years ago. To prevent that, the padlocks were removed and a glass bannister was put instead.
That having been said, you can still tie your padlock on some parts of the bridge so if that’s something you wanted to do with your other half, be reassured, you still can!
You can see the Pont des Arts again in episode 3. At the beginning of the episode, Emily is running on the banks of the Seine and facetimes her friend in Chicago. This was filmed near the Ponts de Arts. You can even see it in the background at times.
Where Emily meets Mindy: Jardin du Palais Royal
Address: 43 Rue de Valois, 75001 Paris, France
Remember in the first episode when Emily goes for lunch in a park and ends up meeting Mindy? This was filmed at the Jardin du Palais Royal in the 1st arrondissement.
Not only is the garden beautiful but it’s also a great place to visit if you want to discover some of Paris hidden gems. There are a lot of parks and gardens in Paris and this one is particularly underrated.
The Jardin du Palais Royal is featured several times in the first season of Emily in Paris including in episode 2 when Emily shares her struggles to understand the French with Mindy.
Emily in Paris Filming Locations in the 4th Arrondissement
Pont Louis-Philippe and Quai de Bourbon
Address: 75004 Paris, France
In the first episode, Emily realises that everyone at her agency gave her the nickname of “La Plouc” meaning “The hick”, she then goes for a stroll before sitting at a café. The street she is walking up is the Quai de Bourbon in the 4th arrondissement. You can also see the Pont Louis Philippe in the background.
La Brasserie de l’Isle Saint-Louis
Address: 55 Quai de Bourbon, 75004 Paris, France
In the first episode, after her stroll, Emily decides to stop in a bar-café and order an Apérol Spritz. At this point, Luc shows up and explain to Emily that “Americans live to work but the French work to live”. This is an important part of the show as this statement couldn’t be more true. You can argue as much as you want that Emily in Paris is full of cliché but at this point, Luc is speaking the truth about French culture.
Anyway, if you fancy getting an Apérol Spritz too, you can do so! In real life, this bar is named differently but it looks just like it! It’s called the Brasserie de l’Isle Saint-Louis.
Emily in Paris Filming Locations in the 6th Arrondissement
Jardin du Luxembourg
Address: Jardin du Luxembourg, 75006 Paris, France
At the beginning of episode 2, Emily goes for a run in the Jardin du Luxembourg. She goes around the central fountain while listening to a French class and stops to take a photo of the statue of Marcus Carthage. She posts on Instagram with the caption “Chiseled Abs”.
The Jardin du Luxembourg is known to be the most beautiful garden in Paris. No matter what you do, you must go there! It’s also close to the Eiffel Tower and the Trocadéro.
Emily in Paris Filming Locations in the 8th Arrondissement
Pont Alexandre III
In episode 3, Emily goes to the shooting of the commercial for the new Lavaux perfume. She is not entirely impressed by the commercial as she thinks it’s sexist to feature a naked woman.
If you remember, the model who walks naked is on a bridge. This bridge happens to be one of the most beautiful ones in Paris, Le Pont Alexandre III.
You can also see the bridge in the background when she is having lunch with the team and Antoine.
This extravagant bridge is a central piece in Paris. It features incredible golden statues and connects the Champs Elysées to The Invalides and Eiffel Tower.
Address: 55 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré 75008 Paris
In episode 2, Brigitte Macron (the wife of the French president, Emmanuel Macron) retweet one of Emily’s post about Vagajeune saying “Le Vagin n’est pas masculin”. Although it’s pretty unclear where this scene was actually filmed, it’s meant to be set in the presidential palace: L’Elysée.
Unfortunately, the Elysée Palace is not open to the public so you won’t be able to see the inside but you can still see it from the outisde.
That having been said, here is a trick to visit the palace. They actually open to the public and give tours 2 days per year, during the European heritage days. This happens in September each year.
If you can visit Paris in September, make sure you come during the European heritage days because you get to visit hundreds of sites that are usually closed to the public. On top of that, it’s free!
Emily in Paris Filming Locations in the 16th Arrondissement
In the second episode, Emily goes to a party where she meets the perfume composer, Antoine from Maison Lavaux. At the end of the party, she is on a terrace with him. He is flirting with her and sprays perfume on her wrist. At this point, she replies it’s like “wearing poetry”.
You see which scene I’m talking about? Good!
Well, in that case, you probably remember that we can see the Eiffel Tower shimmering in the background. This is for sure one of the best views in Paris! It was actually filmed at the Trocadéro.
This is the best place in Paris to take photos of the Eiffel Tower. Most tourists rush to the tower itself and completely miss out on this spot. You can easily get to the Trocadéro with the metro. Once you get out of the station, walk back under the arch to the Place du Trocadéro. From there, you will be able to see the Eiffel Tower in all its beauty, exactly like Emily and Antoine did!
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