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“Paris is always a good idea”8597522182_165e3e3866_c(Audrey Hepburn)

Audrey Hepburn loved Paris. And even though she has never lived in the city of lights, there is a real connection between Audrey Hepburn and Paris.

Audrey Hepburn, one of the greatest actress and fashion icon. The essence of grace and style. Audrey Hepburn after retiring from acting , served as ambassador for UNICEF. Audrey Hepburn, a great person. 

Audrey Hepburn made 6 films that used Paris locations : Notre Dame, La Tournelle Bridge, the Eiffel Tower, the Ritz, Hotel Raphaël, Le Louvre… and many more… 


Sabrina (1954 – directed by Billy Wilder) With this movie, it’s the start of her partnership with the French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy whose outfits turned her into a fashion icon. Hubert de Givenchy created several of the dresses she wore in the film. Paris is not the setting for this film. However, Sabrina attends “Le Cordon Bleu”, on of the most famous culinary schools in the world. 

Audrey Hepburn to Humphrey Bogart : “Paris isn’t for changing planes, it’s for changing your outlook ! For throwing open windows and letting in la vie en rose.


Funny face

(Listen to the song “Bonjour Paris” which Paris in the background)

Funny face (1957 – a musical romantic comedy film directed by Stanley Donen – Songs by George and Ira Gershwin –  starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire ) The film is shot in Paris with Fred Astaire who’s character is based on the real-life photographer, Richard Avedon. This film is a tribute to Paris and it’s Audrey Hepburn’s favorite film


In Le Louvre, in front of the Victory of Samothrace

Some of the locations : The characters sing and dance the way around some of the most famous landmarks in Paris : in front of the Winged Victory of Samothrace at the Musée du Louvre, Notre Dame, The Arc de Thriomphe, on the top of the Eiffel Tower, the shore of the Seine, in front of the Pont des Arts, in front of the Arc du Carrousel with balloons. 


Love in the afternoon

Love in the afternoon (1957 – a romantic comedy film directed by Billy Wilder – Staring Audrey Hepburn and Gary Cooper)  

 Location : the Ritz Hotel



Charade (1963 a thriller directed by Stanley Donen and where she starred with Cary Grant). One critic called the film “The best Hitchock film that Hitchock never made.”. 

Locations : The two characters travel all over Paris. They meet up in front of the marionette theater in the champs Elysées, they go for a stroll by the Seine, in front of the Pont au Double near Notre Dame (where Gene Kelly danced in An American in Paris), in the metro Saint Jacques, in the theater of La Comédie française (near the Palais Royal), in the Cernuschi Museum (near the Parc Monceau), the US Embassy, Monge street, Censier street, the Archeveché Bridge, 


Paris when it sizzles

Paris when it sizzles (1964, a comedy  directed by William Holden)

Locations : George V avenue, the Palais Royal and the Chalet de la Grande Cascade, a ritzy outdoor restaurant in the Bois de Boulogne. 


How to steal a Million

How to steal a Million (1966, a romance directed by William Wyler where she starred with Peter O’Toole. 

Locations : the exteriors of the Ritz Hotel, the Jacquemart André museum, the Cathédrale of Notre Dame,  La Tournelle bridge,  but the interiors were filmed in the Boulogne Billancourt studios (outskirt of Paris). 

Two for the road

Two for the road (1967, a comedy drama directed by Stanley Donen, where she starred with Albert Finney), though it wasn’t filmed in Paris street but in the Boulogne Billancourt studios and in the south of France too. It was the last film Audrey Hepburn made in France. She then returned to Paris occasionally and continued to collaborate with Givenchy. 

Other Locations :

n Paris while filming with William Holden on the roof of the Hotel Raphael.

While filming with William Holden on the roof of the Hotel Raphaël

Givenchy’s studio, 3, avenue Georges V – Paris 8

Raphaël Hotel (17 avenue Kléber – Paris 16) : It was Audrey’s home during the Parisian films that she shot during her career

Angelina (226, rue de Rivoli) : Audrey Hepburn liked this place very much.







Cernuschi Museum : 7 avenue Velasquez – Paris 8

Musée Jacquemart André : 158 boulevard Haussmann – Paris 8 

More information about Jacquemart André Muséum : Click here to read the article

Hotel Ritz : 15 place Vendôme – Paris 1

US Embassy : 4 avenue Gabriel – Paris 8

Le Cordon Bleu : 8 rue Léon Delhomme – Paris 15

The Puppet theater on the Champs Elysées : It still operates today – Rond Point des Champs Elysées – Paris 8

Givenchy’s studio, 3, avenue Georges V – Paris 8

Raphaël Hotel  :  17 avenue Kléber – Paris 16

Angelina : 226, rue de Rivoli- Paris 1

“Anne Jeanne in Paris’ walks” : Ann Jeanne in Paris offers a walk in Audrey Hepburn’s fashionable Paris. Click on the link below.

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Romantic Paris

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“Midnight in Paris” (2011) is a romantic comedy film, set in Paris, written and directed by Woody Allen. While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée’s family, Gil, a writer finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920’s. He loves Paris and dreams of living in the city after getting married to his fiancée. Gil believes that the golden age of Paris was in the 204s and loves walking in the city.  While going back to the 20’s, he meets his favorite artists : Hemingway, Picasso, Fitzgerald, Dali…


Some of the movie’s spots :

  • St Etienne du Mont church, Where, willing to be alone, Gil take a breath of fresh air. The “magic” steps are to the side of the
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    church facing north. The church is where, Blaise Pascal, Jean Racine are buried. rue de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève – Paris 5 – Metro : Cardinal Lemoine or Luxembourg


  • Rue Galande Paris 5 – On the left bank with little shops. x - Rue Galande b03f762c
  • Hotel Le Bristol, John and Helen stay at the five star Hôtel Le Bristol in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. They are accompanied by their daughter Inez and her writer fiancé …        Hotel Le Bristol – 112 rue du Faubourg st Honoré – Paris 1st :  a luxurious Parisian hotel where Gil and Inez are staying. Metro stop : Miromesnil
  • Hotel Le Meurice, Gil, Inez, Paul and Nina enjoy a wine-tasting on a terrace of this hotel. – A five-star luxury hotel in Paris.  Overlooking the Tuileries. Among this hotel’s guests : Queen Victoria, Alphonse XIII, the Shah of Iran, Tchaïkovshy, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali (Dali spent at least one month of each year at Le Meurice)…Le Meurice –  228 rue de Rivoli – Paris 1stCocktail avec arrière plan Tour Eiffel0
  • Restaurant Le Grand Véfour, 17 rue de Beaujolais (nearby the Palais Royal) – Metro stop : Bourse or Pyramides  : Where Gil and Inez dine with her parents. A restaurant with a impressive list of customers : Napoleon, Josephine,Colette,Victor Hugo,Jean Paul Sartre, Jean Cocteau…  
  • Place Vendome, Paris 1  – Metro stop : Tuileries : where Inez and her mother talk wedding rings in Chopard .x- ChopardVendomeView_Midnight
  • Restaurant Le Polidor, Where Gil meets and talks to Hemingway about his book. Le Polidor – 41 rue Monsieur le Prince – Paris 6 – Metro : Odéon –  Among Le Polidor’s guests : Ernest Hemingway, Paul Verlaine, André Gide, James Joyce, Antonin Artaud, Jack Kerouac.restaurant-polidor-midnight-in-paris-film-locations-ouen-paris
  • Restaurant Paul, When a coach and horses arrive to give Adriana her own trip back into the past. Some regulars at this restaurant : Yves Montand and Simone Signoret, who happened to live in an apartment above the restaurant. Restaurant Paul – rue Henri Robert, Place Dauphine – Paris 1st (at the opposite end of the Ile de la Cité – Metro : Pont Neuf – Restaurant Paul filename-dscn2946-jpg
  • Rodin Museum, Where Paul contradicts the guide about the women Rodin was involved with.    Musée Rodin – Hotel Biron 79 rue de Varenne – Paris 7 – Metro stop : Varenne. 


  • Orangerie Museum, Place de la Concorde – Paris 1 – Metro Concorde – Some of Monet’s pictures are displayed there with works by Paul cézanne, Henri Matisse, Renoir and others.
  • Quai de Bourbon on the western tip of the Saint Louis island Metro Pont Marie. Gil goes to a party with Cole Porter playing piano, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.2015-01-21 - Midnight in Paris - Capture d’écran 2015-01-21 à 04.24.11
  • 17, Rue Malebranche – Paris 5 Metro : Luxembourgrue Malebranche - 9010008908_cdcb9b9c48
  • 27, rue de Fleurus – Paris 6 – Metro Saint Placide – Where Gil meets Pablo Picasso his his current mistress Adriana (Marion Cotillard)
    • Montmartre : rue du Chevalier de la Barre and rue Lamarck – Metro : Anvers or Lamark Caulaincourt
  • Parc Jean XXIII, Ile de la Cité Paris 1er  (behind Notre Dame) – Metro stop : Saint Michel or La Cité – Where Adriana’s journal is read to Gil.midnightinparis10
  • Maison Deyrolle, 46 rue du Bac – Paris – Metro : rue du Bac – Where the Surrealist wedding party takes place.
  • Maxim’s 3 rue Royale – Metro Concorde
  • L’Ile de France, 59, Quai de la Tournelle – Where Gil goes after finally splitting with Inez.
  • Shakespeare and Company, 37, rue de la Bucherie – Paris 5shakespeare-and-co
  • Pont Alexandre III, metro : Invalides  : where Gil and Gabrielle meet up in the rain. He acknowledges that “Paris is at its most beautiful in the rain”    Fin de l'histoire - tumblr_ndqmrwjFrN1re6b50o1_500

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Midnight in Paris (In French : “Minuit à Paris”) – 2011 – Directed by Woody Allen – with Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard, Léa Seydoux, Rachel McAdams, Tom Hiddlestrn, Alison Pill, Kathy Bates, Corey Stoll, Adien Brody, Olivier Rabourdin, Kurt Fuller

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Amelie (the movie) movie is set in Montmartre.

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Amelie decide to change the lives or those around her for the better. The movie was filmed mainly in Paris. The Café des 2 Moulins where Amélie works is a real place, as the Greengrocer store, the video store…etc

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Stylistic, inventive, humoristic and charming movie : 

It’s a romantic comedy which was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Foreign Film, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Art Direction and Best Original Screenplay. Though the film failed to take home any awards, the film is still very popular in France as much as abroad. It’s stylistic, inventive, charming, humoristic…


A great love story : Amélie and Nino

Amélie falls in love with Nino Quincampoix, a dreamy  young man who works in a sex shop and in his spare time collects pictures from railway stations’ photo booths. Since Amélie is so introverted, a great part of the movie’s fun lies in watching the imaginative strategies she invents to seduce Nino.


The café and the Greengrocer : 

Amélie isa waitress at the café des 2 Moulins in Montmartre, which is staffed and frequented by a collection of eccentrics.



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“Amelie” : some of the movie’s locations : 

  • rue Saint Vincent – Paris 18 (Montmartre)
  • rue des Saules       –      ”                “
  • Sacré Coeur Church
  • Amelie’s appartment : 56, rue des Trois frères – Montmartre
  • The greengrocer store (“Au marché de la butte”) : at the corner of Rue des Trois Frères and rue Androuet  (map below)  Amelie's grocery
  • Café des 2 Moulins : (the art deco café where Amelie works) 15 rue Lepic (map above)
  • Metro Lamark-Caulaincourt with the double staircase

Link to : “Montmartre, a village in Paris” article  

My advice

  • When you visit Montmartre, take a break at the cafe of Amélie; It’s really like in the movie. It’s a nice and quaint cafe…. but often crowded (everybody wants to visit the Amelie’s cafe…). So maybe choose a weekday and avoid the rush hours (midday and teatime…)
  • The nearest metro stop to the cafe is “Blanche”. 
  • To feel the atmosphere of the movie, walk the little streets between Lamark Caulaincourt (the metro stop) and the Sacré Coeur.

Amelie (In French : “Le fabuleux destin d’Amelie Poulain“) – 2001 – Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet with Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz – Soundtrack by Yann Tiersen