the charm of Emily in Paris comes from his exaggerated, often very cliche extravagance. While fashion is certainly on the cutting edge, the netflix series has taken viewers to several impressive filming locations in France, from the Palace of Versailles a Sonnay Castle. The third season of the show, now streaming, takes place in even dreamier settings. From the top of the Eiffel Tower to an iconic bathhouse-turned-hotel, check out all the exciting filming locations featured in the latest installment of the romantic comedy series. Warning: once you’re done browsing, you might feel an urge to grab a one-way ticket to Paris. (And if you do embark on that journey, be sure to study our Paris travel guide for more aesthete-approved recommendations!)
Museum of Decorative Arts
The production design for the Pierre Cadault Retrospective was inspired by the Dior 70th anniversary exhibition. It was even filmed at the same location: Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Located in the heart of Paris, the museum exhibits a collection of almost 6,000 objects—from designer clothing and jewelry to furniture and toys.
Other museums and galleries you can see throughout the show include Orsay’s Museum, Fragonard Perfume Museum, Museum of Romantic LifeY Perrotin Gallery.
“Yes, we filmed in the Eiffel Towerand in The Jules Verne, the restaurant inside the Eiffel Tower,” showrunner Darren Star shared in a press release. “I didn’t even think it would be possible, but I think Paris has been very generous to us, giving us access to amazing places all over the city.”
While you may not be able to have these places to yourself like the cast and crew did during filming, it’s still possible to check these iconic tourist destinations off your bucket list.
in the same way as Emily in Paris took us to Saint-Tropez in the second season, the third installment takes us to Provence during the region’s lavender season. This usually takes place during the summer months with many tourism companies Y guides citing mid-June to mid-August as the general period and July as the perfect time to go to maximum flowering.
The hot air balloon scene was filmed in Montpoupon Castle, a castle located in the Touraine region of the Loire Valley. There, visitors can explore the different rooms of the castle. There is also a museum made up of 30 rooms dedicated to the profession of hunting. Among them is the Hermés room, which takes visitors through the stages of saddle-making and features harnesses, saddles and scarves from the luxury brand. Oh, and there’s a taxedermy house if you’re into that. You can of course also explore the grounds and take a nice walk in the woods. Bonus: you can take a virtual tour of everything here.
The L’Esprit de Luberon restaurant sequence was filmed in clover fat. Overlooking the lavender fields and olive trees of the Luberon valley, the Provence restaurant is part of the Red cranberry fats hotel. It is headed by chef Jean-François Piège, who has devised a menu that emphasizes local ingredients and the art of cooking over coals. The cast and crew often returned to eat at the restaurant because they loved the food so much, according to a news report.
Hotel Molitor Paris
Any design lover who doesn’t know about this iconic place is about to fall head over heels in love with it. It’s the place to be for poolside drinks with an unexpected cityscape just beyond its walls. Designed by the architect Lucien Pollethe, the Engine hotel first opened as a Parisian bathhouse called Piscine Molitor in 1929. It quickly became a favorite beach club where Parisians came to swim and socialize. The bikini debuted there in 1946, as did the topless trend around 1968. After a brief stint as an ice skating rink that led to its final closure in 1989, the building was left abandoned. It was given new life as the graffiti artists took to his blank canvas. After a restoration in 2014, the historic building reopened as a hotel. architectural designer Jean Philippe Nuel dreamed up new minimalist interiors that pay homage to the building’s Art Deco heritage and reputation as a global street art landmark.
the new eve
the new eve It is one of the oldest revue theaters in Paris. Located at the foot of Montmartre, in the ninth district of the city, the theater is more than a century old. Inside, the walls are covered in midnight blue velvet, the ceiling is dotted with twinkling stars, and the Corinthian-style setting with a multicolored catwalk never fails to impress. Visitors can stop by for a dinner show or catch an evening production.
If you are looking for more French destinations to visit, complete your Emily in Paris-Inspired itinerary with these other locations from Season 3: The Opera House palace garrison; The train station North Station; the gardens Tuileries Garden Y Garden of the Royal Palace; church Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Montmartre; the parks and the square Villette Park, Buttes-Chaumont ParkY Notre Dame Square; Y the wall of I love you (Wall of Love).
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