Guide to Paris Movies –
Julie and Julia

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Julie and Julia captured our culinary imaginations in this classic 2009 Paris movie. If you love French food and Paris you'll love this movie.

This Paris movie weaves a narrative about Julia Child drawn from two books

• Julia Child's autobiography about her time in Paris, My Life in France.

• Julie Powell's Julie & Juliabased on her blog about cooking her way through Julia Child's classic, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

Remember the scene where Julia takes her cooking students shopping? The location was the charming Paris islands Île St-Louis and Île de la Cité.

One of the biggest Paris scenes took days to plan and shoot on the narrow, winding market street of Rue Mouffetard. For centuries there has been an outdoor market Rue Mouffetard in the Latin Quarter, one of the oldest streets in Paris.

Putting Together a Film

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It was Nora Ephron, the director, who had the idea to combine the two stories, casting Amy Adams as Julie Powell and Meryl Streep as Julia Child.

The other perfect casting is Stanley Tucci, who gives a razor-sharp portrayal of Julia's husband Paul Child. The movie really comes alive whenever Mery Streep and Stanley Tucci are on the screen.

Want to retrace Julia's footsteps in Paris? Here's a list of Julia Child and her husband Paul's favorite places in Paris —

Julie and Julia – The Paris Locations

  • Rue Mouffetard, 5th Arrondissement
  • Île St-Louis, 4th Arrondissement
  • Île de la Cité, 4th Arrondissement
  • Restaurant Deux Magots, 6 Place St-Germain des Prés, 75006
  • Restaurant Le Grand Vefour, 17 Rue de Beaujolais, 75001
  • Shakespeare & Company Bookstore, 37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005
  • Restaurant Au Pied de Cochon, 6 Rue Coquillière, 75001
  • E. Dehillerin Kitchen Supplies, 18 Rue Coquillière, 75001

Julie and Julie – the movie

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Director: Nora Ephron
Meryl Streep
Stanley Tucci
Amy Adams
Chris Messina

Meryl won best actress at the Golden Globe awards, and was nominated for best actress at the Academy Awards, but was beat out by (can you believe this?) Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side.

Jullia and Julia – The Books

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My Life in France
Julia Child
My Life in France
Julie and Julia
Julie Powell
Julie and Julia
Mastering The Art Of French Cooking Mastering The Art Of French Cooking

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