The Emily in Paris House and Restaurant: Filming Locations Guide

Where is Emily in Paris filmed
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Created by Darren Star, the mastermind behind Sex and the City, Emily in Paris feels like a melange of this ultra-popular classic series with the hilarious situations narrated in the novel by Stephen Clarke A Year in the Merde. If this book was telling the story of an Englishman experiencing the cultural differences between the British and the French, in the new Netflix series Emily is a Midwestern American woman who will have to navigate her peculiar clash of cultures in the City of Light.

Lily Collins (Les Misérables, Tolkien) leads the cast as Emily Cooper, the young marketing executive and media influencer from Chicago, enjoying the dream of living in the French capital in style.

Filmed just before the Covid-19 pandemic began, Paris is the real star of the series. Let's have a spoiler-free look into the house, restaurants, bars and all the wonderful spots featured in the show:

Where was Emily in Paris filmed?

Emily in Paris House Emily's fifth-floor apartment with views is located at 1 Place de l'Estrapade. This is right in the heart of the 5th arrondissement, also known as the Latin Quarter, in the central area of Paris. The house is one block away from the Panthéon and around 200 meters (excuse-moi, 650 foot) from the Sorbonne University and Le Jardin du Luxembourg, where she goes jogging at the beginning of episode 2.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Marketing agency Savoir building The French luxury marketing agency Savoir offices, where Emily has to deal with her bitchy boss Sylvie (Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu), is next to the real antique store Galerie Patrick Fourtin. The building is located in Place de Valois, just two small blocks away from the Louvre Museum in the 1st arrondissement. The bar where the agency's workers hang out after (and before) working hours is the Bistrot Valois, situated in the same square. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Le Grand Véfour Gardens Emily meets her new best friend and partner in crime Mindy Chen (Ashley Park) in the Jardin du Palais Royal, near the office. In episode 3 they have a drink in one of the few cafés situated under the arcaded gallery of this 17th-century elegant square. The restaurant Le Grand Véfour that appears in episode 4 (where Emily confirmed the wrong date on the booking), is also located here. This two Michelin stars restaurant, run by chef Guy Martin, is one of the oldest in Paris. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Le Flore en l'Ile Also in the first episode, Luc (Bruno Gouery) talks to Emily on the terrace of the riverfront restaurant Le Flore en l'Île. Situated near Notre-Dame cathedral, on the other side of the Saint-Louis bridge that connects the two small central islands in the Seine river, this is the perfect spot to try the famous Berthillon ice cream. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Café de l'Homme Architectural Digest reported that the Gilbert Group soireé in the second episode, where Emily meets Antoine Lambert (William Abadie), was filmed at Café de l'Homme in Place du Trocadéro. This very pricey restaurant is famous for its perfect setting featuring an unobstructed view over the Eiffel Tower. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Emily in Paris Restaurant Gabriel's restaurant, in the series Les Deux Compères, it's an Italian bistro called Terra Nera in real life. Set in an old butchery, this small eatery is located at 18 Rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques, adjacent to the Place de l'Estrapade where both Gabriel and Emily live. The Café de la Nouvelle Mairie located just across the street appears in episodes 5 and 6. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


La Boulangerie Moderne The restaurant is side by side to the bakery La Boulangerie Moderne, that it is also a real pastry shop where you can try awesome croissants, brioches, and -bien sûr- baguettes. Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


The Panthéon Emily receives a call from his boyfriend in the Rue Soufflot. She walks to the Panthéon, the national mausoleum for the remains of distinguished French citizens. The language school exterior is a student accommodation residence called Concordia at 41 Rue Tournefort. Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Panthéon / School


Uritrottoir Episode 3 begins with Emily running by the Seine river near the Pont des Arts. The open-air red box urinals do really exist; Men can take a leak while watching the tourist boats pass by in the eco-friendly uritrottoir, designed to avoid public peeing. And while we're on the subject, we can confirm that walking the streets of any city in France without stepping in dog's poop is hard as hell! Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Filming the bridge scene The shooting of the commercial for the perfume brand was filmed in the Pont Alexandre III. Connecting the Invalides and Eiffel Tower quarter with the Champs-Élysées, this magnificent Art Nouveau structure was opened in 1900. It's one of the most ornate and exuberant bridges in the whole city. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Emily in Paris drehort The Dureé Cosmetics influencer event is held in one of the noble 17th-century reception rooms of the Hotel d'Evreux, with instagrammable views to the 1810 bronze column of Place Vendôme. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Atelier des Lumières The Atelier des Lumières is a spectacular venue where the visitors immerse themselves into the paintings projected on the walls. Located at 38 Rue Saint-Maur (11e arrondissement), this art center opened in 2018. However, the original idea was developed inside an old white limestone quarry in the south of France as early as in 1976. We reported about the fascinating cathedral of images Carrières de Lumières in this dedicated article that you can check out here. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Lieux du tournage The night out in Montmartre from episode 5 starts at the picturesque eatery La Maison Rose at 2 Rue de l'Abreuvoir. The place chosen by the mattress company Hästens to set up a photoshoot is located down at the end of this beautiful street. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Café de Flore and Lulu la Nantaise According to Thomas the snob guy, he and Emily are sitting in the coolest bar of the city, the Café de Flore in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Opened in the 1880s, this coffeehouse was really frequented by famous sculptors, writers and painters. Also in episode 6, it appears the Lulu la Nantaise creperie at 46 Rue de la République near Canal Saint-Martin (10th arrondissement). Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Café de Flore / Lulu la Nantaise


La Ringarde du Palais Garnier
During the night at the ballet, Emily talks to Pierre Cadault (Jean-Christophe Bouvet) about Gossip Girl in one of the main box seats of the luxurious and iconic Palais Garnier or Opéra Garnier. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


French Ending The model Brooklyn Clark (Carlson Young) is staying at the Haute Couture Suite with Eiffel Tower views of the opulent Hôtel Plaza Athénée. As you can see by following this link, the cheapest room is about 1,000 Euros per night. The Fourtier party takes place at the Musée des Arts Forains, an extravagant museum of fairground and funfair objects hosted at the Pavillons de Bercy. Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Hotel / Museum


Family Affair Chateau In the 8th episode, Camille (Camille Razat) and Emily have cooktails in the Hanoi Cà phê, a Vietnamese 'Cang Tîn' at 30 Boulevard des Italiens. Camille takes Gabriel and Emily to her family's countryside manor Château de Lalisse and cellars in the Champagne wine region. This is actually the Château de Sonnay near Chinon in the Centre-Val de Loire region. The metallic bridge pictured below is located in Chinon, a splendid medieval UNESCO World Heritage town. Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Canteen / Country house / Chinon bridge


The Grey Space gallery In the 8th episode, Emily is having lunch with Judith Robertson from the American Friends of the Louvre at Ralph's, the Ralph Lauren restaurant at 173 Boulevard Saint-Germain. In this episode there are three different scenes shot very close each other: Emily talks on the phone on Rue de l'Abbaye, near the intersection with the small Rue Cardinale; Rue Cardinale is the street walks down coming from the art gallery with Mathieu Cadault (Charles Martins). This is same place where The Grey Space guys have their workshop.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Ralph's / Grey Space gallery


An American Auction in Paris The auction theater's exterior is an establishing shot of the facade of the 18th-century Monnaie de Paris palace (the French national mint), seen from the Seine river. But, where is the interior of this theater?


Cancel Couture In the final episode, Emily and Mindy are having a drink in the '50s style Les Deux Stations bistro in Auteuil. Mathieu takes Emily out on a boat around the river, picking her up at the floating restaurant La Pause Parisienne. Mathieu's penthouse should be located at Quai de la Mégisserie, with views to the Pont Neuf and the central Île de la Cité. The love locks bridge is the Pont des Arts. The new Pierre Cadault collection is also presented in the Monnaie de Paris palace, but this time the scene was shot in the interior courtyard of the building. Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Bistro / La Pause Parisienne / La Monnaie

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  1. Great article, fun show, especially for those of us kept away from Paris this year by the covid madness.
    I do wonder where that bridge with the lovelocks is? It's not the Pont des Arts, which was wiped clean of locks in June, 2015. Also, the very recognizable, Institute De France sits at its entrance on the Left Bank and the planks run cross-wise rather than length-wise as they do in the "Emily and Sylvie" scene. So where?


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