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Set in Paris

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Time Out says

Paris can stake a strong claim to being the movie capital of the world: it has the highest concentration of cinemas of any city, and – more importantly for the purposes of Set in Paris – has served as the backdrop to more films than anywhere save perhaps for New York and Bombay. This specialist tour company has devised the ultimate itinerary for film buffs. Every Saturday afternoon, a motley crew of cinephile tourists boards its luxury van, which is fitted with comfy chairs and TVs, and are taken on a cinematic experience of the city (stretching across both banks). Staring at Opéra, you'll do a loop of the centre, discovering along the way the venue where the first ever public film projection took place, the fountain into which Anne Hathaway threw her phone in 'The Devil Wears Prada', and the steps where Owen Wilson waited for the car each night in 'Midnight in Paris', before ending up where you began three and a half hours later. Aside from a few stops to take photos, most of the tour is enjoyed from the comforts of the van, and accompanied by lively narration from a well informed guide.

Private bespoke tours, including meals and exclusive access to locations, are also available.

Written by Bryan Pirolli


Palais Garnier
Place de l'Opéra
Métro: Opéra (3, 7 & 8)
€65 adults, €50 under-12s
Opening hours:
Sat 2-5.30pm
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