‘Emily in Paris’ Filming Locations: A Travel Guide

I couldn’t be more excited that Emily in Paris returns for season 3 on December 21. Maybe it’s because Paris is my absolute favorite city on this planet, or because Emily has impeccable style, but the spectacle makes me swoon! So, during my last trip to Paris, I got up close and personal with Emily’s lifestyle, visiting all the famous (and not-so-famous) places from the Emmy-nominated series. I also discovered some places that I have not it served as the backdrop for the show, still, but it would make a lot of sense in Emily’s world. If you are planning a Emily in Paris-inspired vacations, I have many travel recommendations for you.

Some Parisian friends showed me around, my own versions of Mindy and Gabriel, and I’m giving them their tips. From Emily and Mindy’s favorite hangout spots to the shops Emily frequents on her lunch break, here’s where she can stay, what she can do, and where she can eat and drink while she’s in Paris.

Where to stay during your Emily in Paris-Inspired Journey


they invited me to stay at the hotel Champs Elysées de Marignan, located in the Eighth Ward, which is close to many filming locations for the show. (It’s a short walk to both Roxie, the restaurant and music venue where Mindy sang “Chandelier” and Pont Alexandre III, the bridge Emily chose as the backdrop for her season 1 commercial shoot). I stayed in the Eiffel Luxury suite and my room had a spacious wooden roof terrace. overlooking the Eiffel Tower shining all night. Rooms start at $500 a night.

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I also loved staying at the Canopy by Hilton Paris Trocadéro in the First District. It’s a vibrant 123-room hotel with 1930s architecture and touches of modern Parisian chic throughout. It partners with nearby award-winning bakery Frédéric Lalos to serve Emily’s favorite pains au chocolat, as well as freshly baked bread, croissants and more. It is close to Place de Valois, the square where Emily works at the (fictional) Savoir marketing agency, as well as the Jardin du Palais Royal garden, where she first meets Mindy. Rooms start at $343 per night.

If you’re looking for more Alfie vibes than Emily, check out the Pullman Paris Eiffel Tower hotel. While it’s not located in La Défense (its neighborhood doesn’t have much in the way of accommodation), it’s a 15-minute drive away. Like Alfie’s apartment, the modern skyscraper offers views of the Seine River and the entire city, including the tallest buildings in the financial district. It is also home to sky bar, the highest open-air rooftop bar and restaurant in Paris, with the most beautiful and unobstructed views of the Eiffel Tower, the Panthéon, the Montparnasse Tower and the Luxembourg Gardens. It’s known for its champagne cocktails, which remind me of the Champére Champagne launch Emily worked on. Rooms start at $361 per night.

emily in paris-Inspired things to do


A Parisian guy I met there (my version of Gabriel) took me on a date to the Montmartre neighborhood, where Emily often hangs out with Mindy in front of the Sacré-Cœur, the famous Catholic church. The basilica is the highest point in Paris, making it perfect for watching the sunset. The area is surrounded by street painters and souvenir shops.

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A quick walk from there will take you to the Red windmill, the famous cabaret Emily and Mindy attend after strutting around the Sacré-Cœur. This iconic venue popularized the can-can. The bright red building has a large windmill on top because it is meant to stand out and be seen from all directions. Watching the dancers perform in fabulous beaded and glittery costumes is part of the true Parisian experience.

The next day I went to Father Lachaise, which is both the largest park in the city and the largest cemetery. Gothic tombs and mausoleums dating back to the 19th century make it a perfect place for a scenic walk. Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison are buried here. In season 2, Emily goes here with her co-worker Luc of hers for a birthday lunch.

For all you shopaholics out there, go to the samaritan, a luxury store on the banks of the Seine River. Emily goes there with her classmate Petra to go shopping in season 2.

Where to eat and drink in Paris


Remember the restaurant where Mindy and her gang closed out the season 2 finale? That scene was filmed in shang palace, the Chinese restaurant with a Michelin star. I had dinner there with my Parisian girlfriend (my version of Mindy). The restaurant is inside the shangri la paris hotel and has the most exquisite chandeliers. Their specialty is char siu bao, a Cantonese-style bun filled with roasted sweet pork. I loved the dumplings and the super crispy prawn roll.

Although Gabriel’s restaurant Les Deux Compères is fictional, you can visit the parisians, the neo-bistro located inside the Pavillon Faubourg Saint-Germain hotel, for a similar experience. I had the beef risotto for lunch and the fish with seasonal vegetables for dinner.

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Because the Four Seasons Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat in St. Tropez plays such a big part in Emily, Mindy, and Camille’s girls’ trip in Season 2, I went to the Four Seasons Hotel Jorge V in Paris to test the elegance of the brand. Surrounded by stunning woodwork and sumptuous decor, I had a cocktail with vodka, champagne, hibiscus syrup, and elderflower foam. It was enough for me to soak up Emily’s “It Girl” lifestyle before going back to my normal life.