“Emily in Paris” is a show on Netflix about a young American marketing executive from Chicago being sent to work for a firm in Paris with no prior knowledge of neither French nor culture.
It’s totally binge-worthy if you like “Sex and the City” (same creator). I asked (made) my husband watch it with me. And because he’s French he was able to make this “Emily in Paris” list which I am sharing with you here!
My husband, Michael, had his first two jobs at advertising and public relations firms in Paris. Although the show is not something he would watch without me, he said that overall it is a fairly accurate depiction of working in Paris (but he doesn’t think Emily would have lasted longer than a week – his words, not mine).
The show appears to mostly take place near the river and the center of the city. Right now we’re living through hard times (this post is being written during the pandemic), but I’m sharing this list for when we can travel again – so bookmark it for your future selves!
The Emily in Paris Tour
1. 1 Place de l’Estrapade
2. Place de Valois
Emily’s office is located in this square near an antique store.
3. Bistros Valois
The bar where Emily hangs out with her colleagues.
4. La Boulangerie Moderne
The bakery Emily takes a selfie in front of with the baker.
5. Café de l’Homme
The café at the Trocadéro overlooking the Eiffel Tower.
6. Le Flore en l’Île
The café near Notre Dame with famous Berthillon ice cream.
7. Café de Flore
A famous French café Emily sits at with the pretentious French philosopher boyfriend.
8. Café de la Nouvelle Mairie
Gabriel’s restaurant doesn’t exist, but it was shot in this Spanish restaurant.
The park/courtyard the characters often go to located near the Louvre.
10. Palais Garnier
The Paris Opera house.
11. Le Panthéon
The characters walk in front of this monument several times.
12. Pont des Arts
The location of the red street urinal.
13. L’Atelier des Lumières
A projection and light museum they visit on the show.
14. La Maison Rose
The street in Montmartre where they shoot the mattress commercial.
15. Les Deux Stations
Another café they frequent on the show.
16. Hôtel Plaza Athénée
A prestigious French hotel featured on the show.