From the Louvre to Opéra, the cameras are rolling!

Dream settings for films … Opéra, Place Vendôme, Place de la Concorde, Tuileries Gardens, the Louvre

Paris, Pyramide du Louvre,

It all begins in front of the Duluc Detective agency. If you remember: in Midnight in Paris, a detective (Gad Elmaleh) is given the job of keeping Gil (Owen Wilson) under surveillance.

What about you? Do you need the help of a private detective to unravel the mysteries of the Da Vinci Code? Direction the Louvre! You enter via the glass Pyramid that fascinated Professor Langdon (Tom Hanks). You visit the scene of the crime, the Grand Gallery. In the Denon wing, you also recognize the Daru staircase opposite the statue of the Victory of Samothrace, and numerous paintings: La Vierge aux rochers, Noli Me Tangere, La Vierge, Sainte Anne et l’Enfant Jésus, La Mort de la Vierge, Les Noces de Cana, and of course, The Mona Lisa. The red rooms and the inverted Pyramid will also arouse a few memories …

On leaving the Louvre, you stay with Professor Langdon and Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tautou) and admire the Seine from the Pont du Carrousel. A crazy race across Paris starts from this bridge.

If you are in a romantic mood then the pont des Arts is a must. It is the place for loving couples from around the world. This bridge recently appeared in the final scene of Insaisissables, but also in the animated film A Monster in Paris, in The Devil Wears Prada and in the fourth season of the cult series Gossip Girl. Finally, if fantasy films are your favourite, walk to pont Royal: the pterodactyl monster from The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec made its first appearance here!
After so much excitement, you’ll probably like to have a break in the Tuileries Gardens, like Gil and Inez, Woody Allen’s heroes. Daydream for a while amongst the avenues of trees, statues and ornamental ponds, and then succumb to the charm of the Water Lilies. The monumental water lily paintings by Claude Monet are exhibited in the musée de l’Orangerie, which is situated in the gardens.

Paris, fontaine place de la Concorde, film

From the Tuileries, you’ll find yourself in place de la Concorde, like Andy (Anne Hathaway) the young heroine from The Devil Wears Prada, when she realizes during fashion week that the ruthless world of fashion is not for her. If, unlike Andy, you wish to continue your tour of luxury Paris, head to place Vendôme. Professor Langdon stays at no.15 The Ritz hotel. Andy and her boss, the intimidating Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), preferred another luxury hotel, Sofitel Le Scribe Paris Opéra.

On your way there, you’ll pass in front of the legendary Paris show venue, Olympia. In the biopic La Vie en Rose, Edith Piaf played by Marion Cotillard, (Oscar 2008 for best actress), gives a series of unforgettable concerts here.
A few steps away, don’t miss the elegant Place Édouard VII, one of the settings chosen by Martin Scorsese in Hugo.  The little boy crosses this square in the snow in pursuit of the toy seller who confiscated his notebook. Whether it is snowing or not, stop for a break in place de l’Opéra. The Café de la Paix awaits you! There are two types of ambience: the belle époque charm of the Aristocats or the frantic rhythm of Rush Hour 3, ready for new adventures alongside Carter (Chris Tucker) and Lee (Jackie Chan)!

Café de la Paix

Traditional French cuisine | In a hotel
5 place de l'Opéra, Paris, 75009

The Café de la Paix is a Parisian institution built in 1862 under Napoleon III, just in front of the Opera Garnier. The......

Musée du Louvre

Pyramide du Louvre, Paris, 75001

Every trip to the capital deserves a visit to the Louvre to discover the wealth of treasures it contains. The museum houses......

Musée de l'Orangerie

Jardin des Tuileries, côté Seine, Paris, 75001

In impressively-sized rooms, the Musée de la l'Orangerie houses a series of large Water Lilies paintings which are masterpieces......

Sofitel Le Scribe Paris Opéra 5/5


1 rue Scribe, Paris, 75009


Located on the Grands Boulevards, between the legendary Palais Garnier, the excitement of the Department Stores and the......

Jardin des Tuileries

Park, garden, promenade
Place de la Concorde, Paris, 75001

The Tuileries Gardens take their name from the tile factories which previously stood on the site where Queen Catherine de Medici......

Ritz Paris 5/5


15 place Vendôme, Paris, 75001

On Place Vendôme, in the heart of Paris, the Ritz Paris is more than just a prestigious address. With elegant French interiors,......

Pont des Arts - Passerelle des Arts

Street, area of interest
Quai de Conti - Quai François Mitterrand, Paris, 75006

Also known as Passerelle des Arts, the Pont des Arts is situated between the Institut de France and the Louvre. Built between......

Pont Royal

Street, area of interest
Quai François Mitterrand - Quai Anatole France, Paris, 75001

From the beginning of the 17th century, several efforts were made to link the Louvre and boulevard Saint-Germain by a pedestrian......

Place de la Concorde

Place (square)
Place de la Concorde, Paris, 75008

Place de la Concorde is situated at the end of the Champs-Elysées. Today it is famous for the Luxor Obelisk (a 3,300 year old......

Place Vendôme

Place (square)
Place Vendôme, Paris, 75001

Place Vendôme was built on the orders of Louis XIV, as a grandiose setting that would embody absolute power in the very heart of......

L'Olympia Bruno Coquatrix

Concert hall
28 boulevard des Capucines, Paris, 75009

Situated between the Place de l'Opéra and Place de la Madeleine, the Olympia Bruno Coquatrix concert hall is a mythical venue; it......

Place de l'Opéra

Place (square)
Place de l'Opéra, Paris, 75002

Created at the same time as the Palais Garnier Opera House, the main purpose of the Place de l'Opéra is to offer passers-by the......