Emily in Paris is one of the hottest shows on Netflix right now! Since it premiered on October 2, the escapist streaming series has been enthralling viewers across the globe. From the chic clothes to the diverse cast to the energetic soundtrack, there is so much to love about the series.
Emily in Paris is the latest show from Sex and the City creator Darren Star. It’s a stunning tribute to the French capital, as seen through the eyes of a first-time American visitor. The series’ plot is intriguing—Emily (played by Lily Collins) is an ambitious marketing executive who unexpectedly lands her dream job in Paris and is tasked to revamp an agency’s social media strategy.
Work drama, #girlboss moments, and dating life aside, the biggest draw of Emily in Paris is the majestic city itself. Once international travel returns, go on a sojourn to the center of haute couture and haute cuisine with our Emily in Paris-inspired itinerary.
Walk around the Latin Quarter
Emily’s Paris apartment is in Place de l’Estrapade, a square located in the city’s 5th arrondissement. Visit Emily’s neighborhood, also known as the Latin Quarter, by stopping at the location of Gabriel’s restaurant, the real-life Terra Nera. Like in Emily in the first episode, grab a pain au chocolat at Boulangerie Moderne.
Terra Nera is located at 18 rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques and is open Monday to Saturday from 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for lunch and 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. for dinner. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boulangerie Moderne is located at 16 rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques and is open Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. For more information, email email@example.com.
Be amazed by the Palais Royal and Palais Garnier
Emily works for Savoir, a luxury marketing firm with offices in the 1st arrondissement. It’s in the same district as Musée du Louvre, designer fashion boutiques, and Jardin du Palais Royal, where Emily meets fellow expat Mindy. Check out the neighboring Galerie Patrick Fourtin, a gallery showcasing decorative arts and luxury furniture from the 20th century. Have a leisurely lunch at Bistrot Valois, the Savoir team’s favorite hangout. Take a guided tour of the Palais Royal and the Palais Garnier, the opera house where Emily watches a ballet and talks to fashion designer Pierre Cadault.
Galerie Patrick Fourtin is located at 9 rue des Bons Enfants and is open Tuesday to Friday from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bistrot Valois is located at 1 place de Valois and is open Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 pm. For more information, email email@example.com.
Climb and dine at the Eiffel Tower
In the second episode, Savoir throws a lavish launch party, and Emily steps out for some fresh air and unparalleled views of the Eiffel Tower. But did you know that, while the Eiffel Tower is often shown in the series, the best way to experience this tourist attraction is at night? Skip the long lines and bask in stunning views of the Paris skyline while indulging in a delicious French meal at the Eiffel Tower’s La Bulle Parisienne restaurant on the first floor.
The Eiffel Tower is located at Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France and is open daily from 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. For more information, call
+33 892 70 12 39.
Strike a conversation at Café de Flore
Emily meets Parisien semiotics professor Thomas at Café de Flore, the place of literary meetings, philosophical debates, and artistic gatherings for decades. Thomas describes the cafe as the watering hole of French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre and writer Simone de Beauvoir. Sip some coffee, learn how to speak French, and chat away with a customized language lesson from a local at this iconic cafe.
Café de Flore is located at 172 Boulevard Saint Germain and is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take a private wine masterclass
As Emily quickly learns, wine is integral to French culture. Whether it’s wine at brunch or champagne at a client event, Emily sips a lot of bubbly. But who can blame her—French wine is acknowledged to be the best in the world. The famous Champagne wine region, which is featured later in the season, is less than two hours away from Paris. But if you don’t have the time to go on a day trip or simply want to learn how to appreciate good wine, consider a private wine masterclass with a French wine merchant.
Cruise the Seine
Cutting through the heart of the city, the Seine River and its banks are often featured throughout Emily in Paris. While you may not ride a speedboat and drink white wine with Matthieu, see Paris from a different perspective. Glide by and admire the city’s iconic landmarks on a Bateux Parisiens cruise experience. Gaze at the Musée du Louvre and Musée d’Orsay and soak in the view of the Grand Palais. Sail under the city’s many bridges, most notably the extravagant Pont Alexandre III, where Emily and the Savoir team film a controversial perfume commercial.
Shop in the fashion capital
With all the fabulous fashion on Emily in Paris, shopping has to be on your itinerary! Do you want to see big-name designer boutiques? Or do you want to buy clothes from up and coming designers? Or are you looking for something specific, like shoes, perfume, or bags? Get some retail therapy in one of the world’s best cities to shop with a private, personalized shopping tour of Paris.
Words by Carla Martinez-Tensuan
Featured image via Carole Bethuel/Netflix © 2020