10 ‘Emily in Paris’ Sites You Need to See in Paris

Emily in Paris

Real-life ‘Emily in Paris’ Locations You Need On Your Paris Itinerary

Watching season 1 and season 2 of ‘Emily in Paris’ offered the great pandemic escape through visuals, but now that travel is a reality, here is a guide to the sites featured in this culty Netflix series.

From the creators of Sex and the City and Younger this show revolves around Emily Cooper, a young American woman from Chicago, as she relocates to Paris for her job in PR and marketing.

Featuring beautiful montages of the Paris scenery, food, culture and fashion, the cameras have to do little to take your breath away. 

Here is the ultimate ‘Emily in Paris’ itinerary…

  1. Emily’s Apartment

Location: 5 Place de l’Estrapade, 75005 Paris, France

Emily in Paris - Emily's apartment
Emily’s Apartment

Situated on the left-bank of River Gauche in the Latin Quarter, Emily’s apartment is super cute and quaint. It sits opposite a little park and fountain outside. There is lots to do around this area – it is close to Emily’s fave spots, Boulangerie Moderne and Pantheon, a charming bookshop. Emily’s apartment is iconic, having been the place where she meets her hunky neighbour and soon-to-be lover, Gabriel…oh la la! 

  1. Gabriel’s Restaurant: 18 Rue des Fosses Saint-Jacques

Location: 18 Rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques, 75005 Paris, France

Gabriel’s Restaurant

Gabriel’s restaurant is located only a few minutes away from Emily’s apartment. In real life, however, it is a beautiful and well-reviewed Italian restaurant called ‘Terra Nera’. This restaurant doesn’t normally offer steak, but because of the show, they’ve developed ‘Tagliata di manzo Emily’. This comes in honour of episode 2, season 1, where Emily returns her steak to the kitchen because it is too raw for her liking… only to find out that Gabriel is the head chef. 

  1. Pont Alexandre III

Location: Pont Alexandre III, 75008 Paris, France

Pont Alexandre III - Emily in Paris
Shooting the perfume ad at Pont Alexandre III

This site is one of the more tourist-y filming locations used in the show. In a city full of breathtaking bridges that accompany stunning views, Pont Alexandre takes the cake. This is where Emily and her PR firm, ‘Savoir’, film a risque perfume advertisement for their client, Antoine Lambert. With an elaborate and opulent design, overlooking the views of Grand Palais and the Eiffel Tower, this is a picture-perfect spot for an Instagram. Tres, tres chic indeed! 

  1. Jardin du Palais-Royal

Location: 43 Rue de Valois, 75001 Paris, France

Emily in Paris - Jardin du Palais-Royal
Emily and Mindy at Jardin du Palais-Royal

Though there are many remarkable gardens that pervade the city, Jardin du Palais-Royal is a special gem. This garden dates back to the French Revolution, but nowadays, you’ll find jewellery boutiques, antique stores, vintage shops and arcades nearby. With a captivating landscape, it is located in the centre of Paris, just a short distance away from the Louvre. Take a break and catch your breath here, just like Emily did. If you’re just as lucky, you may even find a new best friend, like Emily did with Mindy. 

  1. L’Atelier des Lumières

Location: 38 Rue Saint-Maur, 75001 Paris, France

Emily in Paris - Emily and Gabriel at the art installation in L'Atelier des Lumieres
Emily and Gabriel at L’Aterlier des Lumières

You may recall Emily’s awkward third-date experience with Camille and Gabriel at the Van Gogh exhibit. Not to worry, it accompanied a dazzling backdrop. This was once an abandoned factory space, but in 2018, it opened up as an immersive art exhibition that uses light, sound and video to create a different way to experience art. Alongside Van Gogh, artists like Renoir and Picasso’s works are also on display. 

  1. Le Café Marly

Location: 93 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

Emily, Camille and Sylvie at Le Café Marly

In need of an espresso or croissant? Le Café Marly has you covered. Here, Emily has lunch with Sylvie (Emily’s boss) and Camille in some of the first scenes of season 2. Though an uncomfortable experience for Emily, this café sits at the edge of the iconic Louvre and allows you to live your fullest French fantasy. 

  1. Breakfast in America

Location: 4 Rue Malher, 75004 Paris, France

Emily and Alfie at Breakfast in America

Emily’s Season 2 British love interest, Alife, seeks to satiate his hunger at an un-Parisian diner. Located in the trendy Marais district, Breakfast in America is owned by Craig Carlson, who first came to France as a student. The diner is most known for its real American breakfasts, brunches and burgers.  

  1. Palais Garnier

Location: Place de L’Opera

Emily at Place de L'Opera
Emily watching ‘Swan Lake’ at Place de L’Opera

This is one of the grandest occasions in the show, this opera hall was created in the 1800s and is most famous as the setting for ‘Phantom of the Opera’. This tremendously astonishing site is where Emily wears a Christian Siriano, Audrey-Hepburn inspired ball gown, to watch ‘Swan Lake’ with her new beau – who she shortly breaks up with. Today, it showcases ballet and opera performances. You can visit the day and opt for a tour, or endeavour on a self-guided one itself. Can’t get inside? Don’t worry, the golden staircase alone is a site you won’t want to miss. 

  1. Place des Vosges

Location: Places des Vosges, 75004

Emily in Paris - Mindy and Benoit at Place des Vosges
Mindy and Benoit at Place des Vosges

This lovely park is one of the oldest planned squares in Paris. It serves as a commonplace for strolls, picnics and catch-ups, just as it was used during the French revolution. Here, Mindy and Benoit, her bandmate, fall in love and have their first kiss, during a Parisian heatwave. Maybe grab a falafel on the way, just like these two did. 

  1. Panthéon

Location: Place du Panthéon, 75005

Emily in Paris - Emily at Pantheon
Emily at Panthéon

Also known as the temple of the French nation, is an elegant building, only a short walk away from Emily’s apartment. The architect, Jacques-Germain Soufflot, sought to fulfil King Louis XV’s wish to glorify the monarchy in the form of a church, dedicated to St. Genevieve, the patron saint of Paris. Several notable French figures have been buried here, including Victor Hugo, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Voltaire and Pierre and Marie Curie. 

In the show, this forms the background of the scene where Emily breaks up with her boyfriend back in Chicago, early on in season 1. Super dramatique yet so French… 

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Janelle is an ambitious writer who is constantly chasing the hottest topics in pop culture news. She loves spending quality time with her loved ones, eating out at new restaurants, listening to podcasts, sipping on matcha lattes and Moulin Rouge. She dreams of visiting France someday so that she can finally practise the language.

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