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Emily in Paris filming locations that you can, and should, visit for a life of glamour!

Filming locations from Emily in Paris

Table of Contents

  1. Season 1
  2. Season 2
  3. Season 3
  4. Season 4

Je t’aime, Paris, is what you’ll be chanting over and over again soon. Emily in Paris, the show about everyone’s favourite chaotic and fashionable marketing girlie, is almost back for season 4 (yup, it’s back!), and we’re so excited. So excited in fact, that we’ve got major Paris-on-the-brain-syndrome, in which we’re itching to walk along the Seine with a glass of wine and baguette in hand, living our chicest lives. 

I mean, why should Emily C have all the fun? If you want to live just like her, these are the Emily in Paris filming locations that you have to check out on your next trip to the French capital. Some are dreamy, some are classy, and some are like nothing you’ve ever seen before. From the croissants and culture, to the fashion and twinkling streets, Paris has truly won us over, but let’s not forget St. Tropez and the glittering French Riviera.

That’s enough teasing, yeah? Let’s get into the Emily in Paris filming locations and get excited for season 4!

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Season 1

1. Place de l’Estrapade

Let’s start right on Emily’s doorstep! If you, like us, are obsessed with Emily’s adorable chambre de bonne apartment, then 1 Place de l’Estrapade is the place you need to visit. You can’t actually enter the building as this is a real apartment building, but you can take a picture in front of the iconic doorway – just make sure not to block the inhabitants or get in their way! 

Emily’s apartment is located in Paris’ Latin Quarter, which is a gorgeous place to visit. You can grab a pain au chocolat at the Boulangerie Moderne – one of Emily’s first stops in the show – or chill out in the location’s picturesque square, drinking in the beautiful vibes. 

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2. Jardin du Luxembourg

Spotted in a few scenes throughout the show, the Jardin du Luxembourg is one of Paris’ most pristine locations and one that attracts tourists from all over the world – Emily included! We see her jog through here, snap some pics, and post them to her Instagram to great success.

These gardens are split into French and English style, and they’re not far from the Panthéon and many other Parisian museums. Enjoy a rest or a picnic here during a sunny day!

3. Café Terra Nera

In other words, Gabriel’s restaurant, “Les Deux Compères”, where flavours and romance mingle. You can visit this Parisian bistro for real, and it’s right around the corner from Emily’s apartment – kill two Emily in Paris filming locations with one stone! The real restaurant is called Terra Nera, and they make a mean bowl of pasta. Trying to get a reservation here these days may be a little tricky, just because of its obvious rise in popularity, but if you do manage to snag a street-side table then enjoy sipping wine with pals and living the luxury lifestyle just like Emily!

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4. Place de Valois

A few Emily in Paris filming locations can be found here, including the exteriors of the Savoir office, and the Bistrot Valois where the team often have gossip-fueled meals together. The marketing office is located right in the courtyard, next door to the Galerie Patrick Fourtin which is a superb art gallery you have to add to your Paris bucket list. 

The Birstrot Valois is a gorgeous street-side restaurant where you can grab a quick but delicious lunch. You’ll be able to spot it from the black and white striped canopies and the many, many plants surrounding it, giving the Bistrot a private feel despite being in the middle of the city. 

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5. Jardin du Palais Royal

Within walking distance of Savoir, you’ll find Jardin du Palais Royal. This small public garden is where Emily met her new friend, Mindy on the park bench. It’s no wonder why Emily spent so much of her lunch breaks in this park. It’s a tranquil and beautiful spot, filled with fountains, hedge-lined walkways and flowers. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy Paris outdoors.

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6. Le Palais Garnier

This stunning Emily in Paris filming location is where Emily goes to see Swan Lake. Le Palais Garnier is home to the Paris ballet and opera performances. However if you ask us, the grand staircase alone is worth the visit, which is where Emily breaks up with her love interest, Professor Thomas in season 2! 

You can visit Palais Garnier during the day for guided or self-guided tours of the building, which is part palace and part opera house. There’s also the gold painted grand foyer, horseshoe-shaped auditorium, and opera-library museum which you won’t want to miss.

7. Pont Alexandre III

One of the more touristy filming locations from Emily in Paris filming locations is Pont Alexandre III. It’s where the Savoir team films the risqué perfume ad for client Antoine Lambert. If you’re spending the day wandering the streets of Paris, this is a bridge you won’t want to miss. Pont Alexandre III is one of Paris’ most breathtaking bridges that is decorated with lamp posts and overlooks the Seine. It’s the perfect backdrop for any Insta photo during the day or at night.

8. Le Café de l’Homme

Savoir throws a fancy party for Antonie’s perfume launch at real-life restaurant Le Café de L’Homme. This spot has unobstructed views of the Eiffel Tower, which is breathtaking at night.

IRL this restaurant can be a tad pricey, but fine dining can be done on a budget! Though if so, if you ‘re looking for another alternative, try Montparnasse Tower. The observation deck on the 56th floor has panoramic views of Paris, featuring the Eiffel Tower in the centre. It’s the perfect spot to view the city at night, and lucky for us it’s an included experience on most Contiki trips that visit Paris.

9. L’Atelier des Lumières

Though Emily in Paris filming locations are generally quite romantic, imbued with Paris’ natural magic, there is a fair share of awkward scenes, including the third-wheel date that Emily goes on with Camille and Gabriel at the Van Gogh exhibit. 

This takes place at the L’Atelier des Lumières, which is a popular immersive art centre in Paris that uses light, sound and video, creating a different way for you to experience art. It’s one of the things to do in Paris you won’t want to miss if you’re into art, alongside visiting the Louvre and Le Musée d’Orsay.

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10. Place Dalida

Emily is no stranger to strokes of genius, and during the season 1 episode Faux Amis she exhibits her creativity by hosting a photo shoot for Savoir’s client, Hästens, in the pretty and cobble-stoned streets of Place Dalida. 

Emily and Mindy wander the streets of Paris while they bid au revoir to Emily’s influencer life ending on one specific street. According to Mindy, this street was voted the prettiest street in Paris and translates to “the road that leads to the end.” Funnily enough all things do end well as Emily’s client Hästens loves her idea!

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11. Le Musée des Arts Forains

Now this is a truly unique spot in Paris. Home to an exorbitant number of museums, it can be easy to stick to the usual suspects, but if you’re into art and culture and happen to be in France’s capital city, then you must make a stop here! Le Musée des Arts Forains is a private museum which displays an amazing and historical collection of carnival and fairground games, rides, and artefacts. 

In the show, this is the place where Emily attends Fourtier’s launch party for their new watch, and our protagonist accompanies an American actress there. It’s truly unlike anything else, so you must book tickets ASAP!

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Season 2

1. Le Café Marly

Looking for Emily in Paris filming locations and in need of an espresso and croissant? Le Café Marly is the place for you to live the full French fantasy. Here is where Emily has lunch with Sylvie in some of the first scenes on Season 2! It’s a fab little stop off for bougie work lunches and cute catch-ups alike, in view of the Louvre’s iconic glass pyramid.

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2. Villefranche-sur-Mer

After Emily begins to have second thoughts on her night of passion with Mathieu, she heads to St. Tropez on the famous Orient Express train. Where she actually ends up is Villefranche, an absolutely stunning location along the French Riviera, and only 75 miles east of glitzy St. Tropez, with more of a rural feel. The sleepy seaside town offers unmatched natural beauty, plus the peace and quiet Emily probably needed, after spending most of her time in busy Paris.

3. Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, a Four Seasons Hotel

When Emily and Mathieu finally head to St. Tropez for real after a dreamy short stay in Villefranche, they stay in the bougie Four Seasons hotel, Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat. When it comes to filming locations, it doesn’t often get better than this. With picturesque cliffs, a historic lighthouse, and the sprawling Mediterranean Sea in the distance, it’s no wonder so many films have been shot in this hotel.

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4. Cimetière Père-Lachaise

It might seem strange to go to a cemetery for lunch like Emily does in Season 2, but don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. Père-Lachaise is a spot of serenity and calm amidst the hustle and bustle of Paris.

It’s also where many famous people throughout history have been buried, from Oscar Wilde and Rossini, to legendary composer, Chopin. Head for a morning stroll through this cemetery while the birds are singing, the brisk air is mega calming. *sigh* Aren’t you glad you followed Emily like a stalker to Paris?

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5. Château de Sonnay

Continuing her tour of other parts of France, Emily visits Camille’s family home in an effort to recruit her family’s champagne business as a new client for Savoir. She spends a beautiful weekend at a French Château in the Beaujolais wine region of France (which you can visit with Contiki!). 

Though the actual Emily in Paris filming location is the Château de Sonnay, we would 100% recommend you stay at Contiki’s Château de Cruix. Overlooking vineyards and complete with a pool and beautifully renovated rooms and common areas, as well as an in-house nightclub called ‘La Cave’, you’ll have the time of your life!

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6. The Louvre

We see this famous museum in Paris a lot in both Season 1 and 2, it’s near Jardin des Tuileries, the spot where Emily likes to take a morning jog (including in the first scene of S2.) The Louvre, is of course home to some of the world’s finest art, like Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, while it’s also the largest museum in the world. If you want to visit it on your next trip to Paris, set aside several hours! 

7. Versailles

Of the many, many, castles and palaces that grace France, Versailles is easily the most famous and one of the grandest. It was the old home of King Louis XVI, and you can certainly tell royalty made Versailles their home because it’s absolutely decked in gold and rococo decor. Perhaps the most splendid Emily in Paris filming location is the Hall of Mirrors, one of Versailles many iconic nooks, where Emily directs Grégory’s fashion show – epic!

8. Fontaine Saint-Michel

Although the show primarily focuses on Emily and her journey to influencer and marketing stardom, there is another contender for fame in the form of her best friend Mindy! The Fontaine Saint-Michel is grand and surrounded by the bustling Parisian streets – pure city vibes – and it’s where Mindy and her band play their first gig! Head here for a taste of the remnants of fame, or pop into one of the many cafés or shops that line the streets.

Season 3

1. Le Jules Verne

Kicking off the season is a superb dinner scene between Emily, Savoir, and a prospective new client right at the top of the Eiffel Tower! Superb because of the food, not because of the meeting’s outcome (yikes), if you didn’t know you can dine at the top of the Eiffel Tower now you do. You can make a reservation here to spend a very fancy and romantic night with your partner or closest friends – yes, romance is for everyone!

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2. Le Musée d’Orsay

One of Paris’ most famous museums is Le Musée d’Orsay, which actually used to be a train station! Upon entering, you’ll find that the whole museum is very open with a floor of sculptures and paintings of all eras lining the walls. There is both a permanent collection and a rotating collection on the first floor, as well as a beautiful café upstairs where you can look through the clock onto the Seine and the Petit Palais across it!

In Emily in Paris, though, Le Musée d’Orsay is where Camille and Gabriel go on a date, and reminisce about how they met, their first dates, and the start of their love story. How romantic!

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3. Provence

Once again this season, Emily escapes Paris for a little in exchange for other equally dreamy parts of France. She swings down to Provence, the location known for sprawling and fragrant lavender fields, to spend some time in the hilltop town of Gordes and at the Château de Montpoupon in the Loire Valley to celebrate a certain couple’s engagement, though we won’t spoil whose…

4. Nouvelle Eve Cabaret, Huatian Chinagora, and Shangri-La Hotel

This season, Mindy is invited to perform at a cabaret show at Nouvelle Eve Cabaret, a real venue where you can experience real burlesque shows! Later, she also performs at the restaurant Huatian Chinagora, though the interiors of this venue were actually shot at Shangri-La Hotel. Either way, if you’re looking for a vibrant dinner with a show, any of these places is a safe bet. 

5. Piscine Molitor

Perhaps one of the most stunning and coolest Emily in Paris filming locations, the Piscine Molitor is part of Paris’ iconic Molitor hotel, and is a must during the hot and heavy summers. It feels like it was pulled straight out of a Wes Anderson movie with the symmetrical railings, yellow walls and blue doors, and of course the crystal pool! 

During season 3, Emily and Mindy spend a day lounging and drinking cocktails by the pool side as they wait for Mindy to perform her song “Mon Soleil”.

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6. Le Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Pierre Cadault flits in and out of the show, and out of Savoir contracts, coming and going as he pleases. He once again makes an appearance this season as he puts on a massive fashion retrospective of his work and career, and this event takes place at the magnificent Musée des Arts Décoratifs. 

The in-show event was created using an elaborate set, but the museum is just as stunning in real life, and actually sits as its own wing inside the Louvre. If you fancy a day of art, fashion, and design in the world’s capital of art, fashion, and design, then this is 100% the place to do so. 

Season 4

Season 4 is still yet to hit our screens, but the Netflix show will be released soon – are you as excited as us?

The filming locations are yet to be revealed, though Paris will be back (duh!) and Lily Collins has teased on her social media that filming is also taking place in Rome… It seems another holiday, or escape, is in order for Emily, and we can’t wait to see what she gets up to this season. For now that’s a wrap on the Emily in Paris filming locations. Ready to live out your best life in Paris? Check out Contiki’s trips to Paris.

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