Have you ever watched a show that made you want to pack your bags and set off on an international adventure? The Emily in Paris Netflix series is inspiring us to add a trip to Paris to our bucket lists.
Emily in Paris follows a Chicago native named Emily, played actress by Lily Collins, who moves to Paris to work for a marketing firm named Savoir. Throughout the series, she proves herself as a marketing maven and social media influencer, but we think Paris is the real star of the series. If you’re asking yourself, “Where was Emily in Paris filmed?” the answer is none other than Paris, France! Here are some iconic Parisian sites featured in Emily in Paris, which you can visit during a trip to Paris!
Check out some of the Emily in Paris filming locations you can visit on our tours of France.
Pont Alexandre III is one of the many famous bridges in Paris and is the setting of Maison Lavaux’s perfume commercial. This famous bridge is featured in episode 3 when Emily is working behind-the-scenes of the commercial with her colleagues.
This bridge was built between 1896 and 1900 and is watched over by four notable statues of Greek gods. Taking this bridge will lead you to the famous Champs-Élysées where you can see the Arc de Triomphe. You can also glide under the Pont Alexandre III on the Dinner in Paris & Seine River Cruise excursion on our Paris tours.
Canal Saint-Martin. After Emily and her brief beau, Thomas, meet, the pair accompanies Camille and Gabriel on a double date in episode 6. Together, they walk along Canal Saint-Martin to arrive at the restaurant.
The three-mile-long canal is located in the 10th arrondissement and is lined with bars, cafes, and restaurants. Looking for another way to explore the neighborhood? Take a scenic boat tour along the Canal Saint-Martin to see all the sights of the arrondissement.
Rue de Valois. Emily and her boss Sylvie walk along this beautiful street and into Place de Valois, home to the Emily in Paris office. Keen viewers will recognize the Galerie Patrick Fourtin storefront on the ground level of the office building. Fun fact: This is an upscale antique shop in real life!
Rue de Valois is located in the 1st arrondissement (right across the street from the Louvre). This street trails along the eastern side of the Jardin du Palais Royal and ends next to the Palais Royal.
Jardin du Palais Royale. Like we said, these former royal gardens are just a stone’s throw from Rue de Valois. This beautiful park stretches out in front of the 17th-century Palais Royal, which now serves as the seat for several French government offices. It’s here in the garden where Emily first meets her friend Mindy, a nanny living in Paris, while eating lunch.
The Panthéon. Located in the Sorbonne quarter, the Panthéon is where many famous French figures are buried. This list includes the likes of Victor Hugo, Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Pierre and Marie Curie. In the series, Emily receives a call from her boyfriend back in Chicago and the two break up while she’s standing outside the mausoleum.
La Château de Sonnay. Was Emily in Paris filmed in Paris? Yes… but there’s one spot that takes Emily outside the City of Love. La Château de Sonnay was used as Camille’s family home in Champagne, but the estate is actually located in the Loire Valley. This is where Emily stays for a few days with Camille and Gabriel and can be seen strolling through the estate vineyards and tasting the family’s Champagne.
Passage Choiseul. Passage Choiseul is centrally located in Paris between the Palais Garnier and Louvre, and it’s where Emily happily reads birthday messages from her friends and family. Admire the glass-covered walkway and pop into one of the many restaurants or cafes located here to grab a delicious snack to enjoy while strolling through this iconic passage.
Marché d'Aligre. Marché d'Aligre is an outdoor market in Paris where Gabrielle and Emily shop for ingredients for Emily’s birthday dinner in season 2. But there’s no special occasion needed to give your taste buds something to celebrate. Make your way through the lively market, and be sure to grab anything from fresh cheeses and spices to the sweetest of pastries.
Fontaine Saint-Michel. Located in Paris’ Latin Quarter, the iconic Fontaine Saint-Michel is where Mindy performs with her street band for the first time. If you have some free time, explore the surrounding area. The Saint-Michel neighborhood features charming cobblestone streets, flower-filled balconies, and art-house cinemas. Is that not music to your ears?
Palace of Versailles. The Palace of Versailles boasts splendid fountains, colorful flowerbeds, and is where Gregory showcased his newest clothing line in Emily in Paris. Located just outside of Paris in the neighboring city of Versailles, The Palace of Versailles is the most magnificent château in all of France. It took 50 years and 35,000 workers to turn this once small hunting lodge into the magical château it is today.
Gregory displays his new line inside the glittering Hall of Mirrors, the most famous room in the palace and where the Treaty of Versailles was signed. If you want to tour this château during your free time, add the Versailles Palace & Gardens optional excursion offered on our Paris tours.