De luxe casting: Monceau Park to the Eiffel Tower

Spotlight on the Champs-Elysées, the Eiffel Tower and Trocadéro: the big stars of cinema!

Paris, film d'animation

Ready to discover mythical Paris as you have seen it in your favourite films?

Monceau Park – a stunning Anglo-Chinese garden is an ideal place to start from. Midnight in Paris and The Aristocats take you there for a walk. Adjoining the park, the private mansion house that has become the Nissim de Camondo museum remains intact as it was at the beginning of the 20th century. It is a testimony to how the great bourgeoisie lived during the belle époque. You would think that you were at the home of Madame and her ‘aristocats’ Duchesse, Marie, Toulouse and Berlioz!

To continue with the best addresses in Paris, go to the hotel Bristol for a cocktail in the bar, an outstanding meal or, like Woody Allen, for a city break. It was in this palace that the film maker stayed during the filming of Midnight in Paris, just like his main characters who stayed in the Suite Panoramique. Or you might prefer to stop off at the Taillevent. This starred restaurant appeared in the cinema credits of Ratatouille. The working atmosphere surrounding its chef inspired the teams at Pixar studio and brought the kitchens at Chez Gusto alive.

Next, a stroll down the Champs-Elysées is a must. At no.99, you’ll see the famous Fouquet’s restaurant that appeared in the Da Vinci Code. It’s not surprising that this iconic avenue that stretches out before your eyes was the first view that Andy (Anne Hathaway) and Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) had of Paris, through the tinted windows of their taxi. A little further, at the Petit Palais, the heroines of The Devil Wears Prada attend a fashion show. To stay in the company of the two Americans or to rejoin the fashionistas in the series Gossip Girl, go to Avenue Montaigne. Upscale fashion labels have their wonderful boutiques here. At no.15, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées is a stage in the race for clues that the dynamic duo Carter (Chris Tucker) and Lee (Jackie Chan) have to solve in Rush Hour 3.

Paris, Tour Eiffel,

Next, you arrive at Palais Galliera which stages magnificent fashion exhibitions. It is here that the party for the closing of Fashion Week is held in The Devil Wears Prada. And for Inception, the palace is converted into a school of architecture visited by Cobb (Leonardo Di Caprio).
Change of scenery! Descend into the musée des Egouts de Paris (Paris’s sewer system museum) on the trail of Ratatouille, when he arrived in Paris. Then take to the heights at the Eiffel Tower. Standing 330-metres tall, the Tower has been the scene of many a movie! It illuminates Midnight in Paris, The Aristocats and Ratatouille, to cite just these, and it becomes an amazing setting for adventure and stunts, notably in Rush Hour 3 and A Monster in Paris. The Pinnacle of chic: lunch or dinner at the Jules Verne, 125-metres high, like Roger Moore in A View to a Kill, the 14th film of the James Bond series.
If you have any energy left, go to the fountains at Trocadéro which became a landing pond for the accomplices in Rush Hour 3, then Bir-Hakeim bridge, the setting for the ‘mirror scene’ in Inception. To find some tranquillity again, get away on a bateau-mouche. However, don’t forget to check that James Bond has not climbed aboard. Your cruise might turn out to be a bit more eventful than you had anticipated!

La tour Eiffel

5 avenue Anatole France - Champ de Mars, Paris, 75007

A symbol of Paris and more generally of France, the Eiffel Tower, built by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 World’s Fair, is one of......

Fouquet’s Paris

Brasserie | In a hotel
99 avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris, 75008

Built on the Champs-Élysée more than 120 years ago, the Fouquet’s Paris is an unmissable point-of-call in the city. It is......

Parc Monceau

Park, garden, promenade
35 boulevard de Courcelles, Paris, 75008

The construction of Parc Monceau dates back to the 17th century, under the orders of the Duke of Chartres. Situated in the 8th......

MAD - Musée Nissim de Camondo

63 rue de Monceau, Paris, 75008

Passionate about the 18th century, the Count de Camondo had a private mansion built in the style of the Petit Trianon at......

Avenue des Champs-Élysées

Street, area of interest
De l'Arc de Triomphe à la place de la Concorde, Paris, 75008

Frequently described as ‘the world’s most beautiful avenue’, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées is a Paris must-see. Tourists and......

Avenue Montaigne

Street, area of interest
Des Champs-Elysées à la place de l'Alma, Paris, 75008

Avenue Montaigne, connecting the Champs-Elysées to the Alma Bridge, is known as one of the most exclusive and luxurious arteries......

Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Concert hall
15 avenue Montaigne, Paris, 75008

The Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, a listed 20th-century building, is one of the finest performance venues in Paris. It was designed......

Musée des égouts de Paris

Esplanade Habib Bourguiba, Paris, 75007

The Musée des égouts de Paris ('Paris Sewer Museum') offers a unique visit and insight into a key aspect of the City of Paris'......

Jardins du Trocadéro

Park, garden, promenade
Place du Trocadéro, Paris, 75016

If there is one garden you really must visit when you go to the Eiffel Tower, it’s the Trocadéro gardens. Created for the......

Pont de Bir-Hakeim

Street, area of interest
Quai Branly - Avenue de New York, Paris, 75015

The Pont de Bir-Hakeim is a two-level bridge built in the early 20th century. The upper level is used by metro line 6, while the......