What was the last film you saw that was set in Paris? Was it The Devil Wears Prada? Or Midnight in Paris? Perhaps it was Hugo. Or even Ratatouille. The chances are that you’ve seen several over the years. This is not surprising as 4,000 different Parisian locations have been utilised on the big screen since the beginnings of cinema. In fact, film fans love to come to Paris and walk in the footsteps of the stars, in locations both world famous and relatively obscure. Such unusual outings in Paris have just been made much easier, thanks to the Paris film trails compiled by Mission Cinéma.
Explore the streets of Paris with Les Parcours Cinéma
Les Parcours Cinéma is a series of illustrated guide leaflets issued by Mission Cinéma, an organisation dedicated to the preservation and promotion of French films and the facilitation of filming in Paris. Available from Paris Tourist Information centres or downloadable as PDF files, these pocket sized guides are each devoted to a different movie that was shot in Paris. City maps are included, with the particular locations for that movie picked out and numbered. You can then follow that trail through the picturesque Parisian streets to visit each location, for which the guide will give you movie, cultural and historical information.
This is a great way of seeing Paris through the eyes of the filmmakers, learning about various aspects of the city and having fun with the family. You can see the places that were made to resemble 1930s Paris in Hugo, the city that so enchanted the lead character in Midnight in Paris, the hotspots of fashion shown in The Devil Wears Prada and the backdrops for the comedy and action in Rush Hour 3. These movies and more are awaiting you on the streets of Paris, and at the Hotel Louvre Bons Enfants you will be at the heart of it all!
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