Experience Emily in Paris firsthand at these filming locations.

By Elizabeth Rhodes
October 31, 2020

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If you’ve watched Emily in Paris, the new Netflix show about a young marketing executive from Chicago who moves to Paris to bring an American perspective to a French marketing firm, you likely have a few thoughts about it. Love it or hate it, there’s one thing we can probably all agree on: The setting is absolutely stunning.

Glamorous shots over the Seine and scenes set in iconic locales reaffirm my personal belief that Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. We’ve rounded up some of the filming locations depicted in Emily in Paris, so you can walk in Emily’s footsteps during your next trip to the city — or just daydream about the City of Lights.

1. Pont Alexandre III

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In a city full of picturesque bridges, Pont Alexandre III stands out as one of the most beautiful. Savoir, the French marketing firm where Emily works, films a perfume advertisement here with their client, Maison Lavaux. With an ornate design and views of the Grand Palais and Eiffel Tower, it’s a truly stunning place to walk.

2. Jardin du Palais-Royal

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The beautifully landscaped grounds of a 17th-century palace called the Palais-Royal (now government buildings) are where Emily meets her new friend, Mindy, a nanny living in Paris, during her lunch break. It’s located in the center of Paris, just steps from the Louvre, making it the perfect place to stop while touring the city.

3. L'Atelier des Lumières

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Emily joins her neighbor (and love interest), Gabriel, and his girlfriend, Camille, on a visit to L'Atelier des Lumières, an abandoned factory-turned-art space. The innovative experience opened in 2018, and right now, visitors can be completely immersed in the works of Renoir, Chagall, and Monet during the “Journeys Around the Mediterranean” exhibition.

4. Palais Garnier

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With an Audrey Hepburn-inspired look, Emily visits the Palais Garnier for a showing of “Swan Lake.” The truly impressive opera house was built in the 1800s, and today, it’s probably most famous as the setting for “The Phantom of the Opera.”

5. La Maison Rose

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This perfectly Instagrammable French restaurant where Emily and Mindy dine is known for its iconic pink and green architecture. La Maison Rose is likely one of the most photographed buildings in Montmartre, if not Paris, and it’s open, so you can recreate the on-screen moment for yourself with a glass of wine in hand.

6. Café de Flor

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Located in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Café de Flor welcomed some of the world’s most famous writers and philosophers during its heyday. Emily meets Thomas, a professor, while dining here alone in episode six. Even though it’s a bit touristy, it’s a great place to stop for an espresso, if only for the history and people-watching.

7. Canal Saint-Martin 

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Later in episode six, Emily and her new (but brief) love interest, Thomas, go on a double date with Camille and Gabriel and walk along the Canal Saint-Martin. The nearly three-mile-long canal is lined with bars and restaurants; tourists can even take a boat tour, passing through locks and bridges as they take in the sights of this neighborhood.

8. Musée des Arts Forains

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A truly unique museum, the Musée des Arts Forains is the setting for a party in episode seven. This private museum features a collection of funfair objects, with pieces from carnivals and cabarets, including rides and musical instruments. Visitors can book private tours of the unusual yet delightful museum.

9. Panthéon

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Throughout the show, viewers can spot famous Parisian monuments, like the Panthéon, an incredible building located in the Latin Quarter. Several notable French figures are buried here, including Victor Hugo, Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Pierre and Marie Curie. Emily and her boyfriend break up during a phone call early in the season outside this building.

10. Monnaie de Paris

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The Monnaie de Paris, or the Paris Mint, has produced coins for France since the 800s. In Emily in Paris, it’s used as the setting for a designer’s fashion week show.

Elizabeth Rhodes is an associate digital editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her adventures on Instagram at @elizabetheverywhere