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5 movies to see before coming to Paris

movies parisMovies are one of the most fascinating ways to get to know Paris. Here are some movies set in Paris you can’t miss!

5 movies set in Paris to see

  • Paris, je t’aime (2006)
    Paris je t’aime is a collection of short movies set in Paris by 18 acclaimed international directors showcases love in all its forms, from the most romantic to the friendly or familiar. It is one of the best films to get to know Paris since every short movie is shot in a different arrondissement of the city.


  • An American in Paris (1951)
    This is a classic, a must-see with music by George and Ira Gershwin, directed by Vincente Minelli, and Gene Kelly as Jerry Mulligan, an American veteran of World War II. Jerry has taken over his life, moved to Paris, and falls in love with French saleswoman Lise (Leslie Caron in her film debut). Plus, I Got Rhythm is one of the most famous soundtracks!


  • Hugo Cabret (2011)
    Martin Scorsese’s 3D animated film was shot partly in the studios and partly in Paris. This film set in Paris is about the story of a 12-year-old orphan who lives at the Gare Montparnasse train station where he secretly works as a watchmaker until he finds himself on a journey to solve a mystery related to his late father.


  • Ratatouille (2007)
    This Disney Pixar film tells the story of Remy, a mouse who loves to cook. Remy manages to put his passion into practice by guiding the moves of Linguini, the scullery boy of a prestigious restaurant who, thanks to the mouse, will become a great chef.


  • La Vie En Rose (2007)
    In this biopic, Marion Cotillard plays the role of Edith Piaf, the legendary French cabaret performer, and actress. This is the perfect film to travel back in time. You can merge yourself in the atmosphere of Paris of the past!