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Lily Collins as Emily: Emily in Paris season 3 filming locations
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All the ‘Emily in Paris’ filming locations that you can actually visit

These ‘Emily in Paris’ filming locations in Paris and beyond – from iconic landmarks to tucked-away gems – are all open to visitors

Ed Cunningham
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Ed Cunningham

Whether you’re a diehard ‘Emily in Paris’ fan or not, there’s no denying that the hit series’ filming locations are freaking beautiful. From tucked-away cafés and glamorous restaurants to well-known landmarks, it’s a great ode to a fabulous city – sort of one, long tourist campaign for Paris (and, after the first season, other bits of France too).

So: where was ‘Emily in Paris’ filmed? (Yes, we know, Paris. But where exactly?) And can you actually visit any of these places? Read on to find out, and plan your own Emily-inspired locations tour.


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‘Emily in Paris’ filming locations: the ultimate guide

Where was ‘Emily in Paris’ season three filmed?
Photograph: Netflix

Where was ‘Emily in Paris’ season three filmed?

The trailer for the new series revealed many of the same landmarks that featured previously (such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Pont de Bercy, Canal Saint-Martin and Palais Garnier – more on those below).

On top of that, landmarks such as the Tuileries Gardens, Place de la Concorde and Place Juliette Gréco all make an appearance. As does the gorgeous Piscine Molitor, where Emily is seen sipping cocktails by the pool.

Early episodes of the series see Emily have a style showdown at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and make a grand romantic gesture to boyfriend Lucien at the Quai des Célestins on the Seine.

As in season two, the third season of ‘Emily in Paris’ sees the main character head out of the French capital. Later in the season she heads to the lavender fields and vineyards of Provence. The hilltop town of Gordes and the Château de Montpoupon, a castle in central France’s Loire Valley, were used for filming.

Back in Paris, revue theatre La Nouvelle Eve, railway station Gare du Nord, church Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre and romance hotspot ‘le mur des je t’aime’ (the wall of love) all feature in season three.

There’s also a particularly Instagrammable episode which sees Emily explore a museum filled with balloons. That place does actually exist – it’s called the Pop Air Balloon Museum – but while it was in Paris when the crew were filming, it’s since closed and moved elsewhere. It’ll be in Milan until February 2022 and you can find out more here.

Given that Alfie, Emily’s love interest at the end of season two, is British, we’d sort of hoped that part of the new series might take Emily to London or the UK. (Here’s how we imagine that panning out.) But it looks like we might need to wait till season four.

Where was Emily in Paris season one filmed?
Photograph: Carole Bethuel / Netflix 2020

Where was Emily in Paris season one filmed?

As you can probably guess, pretty much all of the first season of ‘Emily in Paris’ stuck to Paris itself. In the first series, American emigrée Emily spent a lot of her time in the city’s fifth arrondissement, on the Left Bank of the Seine. She lived in an apartment near Place de l’Estrapade and first found fame in the Boulangerie Moderne (a real place).

Emily’s neighbour Gabriel worked in a restaurant called Les Deux Compères (renamed Chez Lavaux for season two), which is a real restaurant actually called Terra Nera. Near to this is also the Panthéon, a monument to French heroes which also featured in the series.

Outside of the fifth arrondissement, Emily regularly went to offices at the Place de Valois and met her friend Mindy Chen at Jardin du Palais Royal, both of which are in the first arrondissement.

Then you’ve got the classic landmarks that make sure viewers really, really know Emily is in – yes – Paris. The likes of the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Nôtre Dame and Jardin du Luxembourg all popped up at some point in the opening series of the show. The River Seine featured too, notably the bridges Pont Alexandre III, Pont des Arts and Pont Neuf.

On top of all that, in the first series of ‘Emily in Paris’ there also featured eateries like the Brasserie de l’Isle Saint-Louis and Café de Flore, opera house Palais Garnier and museums Musée des Arts Forains and L’Atelier des Lumières.

Where was ‘Emily in Paris’ season two filmed?
Photograph: Carole Bethuel / Netflix

Where was ‘Emily in Paris’ season two filmed?

Season two of ‘Emily in Paris’ notably saw Emily move away from the City of Light – well, for much of the season, anyway. Here she headed off for a trip to the French Riviera with her mates Mindy and Camille. (She travelled to the south on a Pullman Orient Express train – not a trip you can actually do, but a new high-speed train will soon whizz you from Paris to the Riviera in under five hours.)

In the Riviera, Emily was based in Villefranche-sur-Mer, a resort town just outside of Nice. Much of the series was shot in the Grand Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat Four Seasons – including at its rooftop bar Club Dauphin – though other bits of Villefranche like the train station and the Chapelle Saint-Pierre church also feature.

Emily also headed off to St Tropez, went to the beach at Glaye and partied somewhere called ‘Ragazzi House’ – which is a real-life, rentable palace named the Château Diter.

But season two didn’t completely ignore Paris. And what’s more, it saw Emily venture further outside of the classic tourist spots. She spent her birthday in the Père Lachaise cemetery and partied at Galeries Lafayette (specifically its rooftop terrace). Shopping districts got a bit of a spotlight too, like the covered street Passage Choiseul, the Marché d’Aligre market and the La Samaritaine department store.

Season two is also where Mindy’s aspirations as a singer were revealed: she busked outside the Fontaine Saint Michel and Eglise Saint Eustache and tried her hand at cabaret at Montmartre’s Nouvelle Eve Cabaret. Mindy eventually had a show at Huatian Chinagora, a restaurant in Alfortville, though interior shots for this were really of the Shangri-La Hotel

Season two’s series finale takes place in one of the most glamorous locations in all of ‘Emily in Paris’. The Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles plays host to Emily’s fashion show. Versailles is just outside Paris and is easy to visit by train – be sure to check out its vast, elegant gardens, too.

Here’s even more about the season two filming locations for ‘Emily in Paris’.

When will ‘Emily in Paris’ season three be released and how can I watch it?

The series will return on December 21 2022 and will be available to stream on Netflix. The first two seasons are also available on the platform.


Will there be a season four of ‘Emily in Paris’?

Yes! When season three was announced back last January, the studio also announced the show would be renewed for a fourth season. Further information and details about the fourth instalment of ‘Emily in Paris’ haven’t yet been confirmed. But you can bet it’ll provide a heap more travel inspo for Paris and beyond.

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