Guide to Paris Movies –
Midnight in Paris

This gorgeous movie was shot at
some gorgeous locations

Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris elegantly captures the spirit of 1920s and a glimpse into the marvellous and legendary Belle Époque.

Woody takes us on a wildly imaginative journey where we meet all the famous writers, composers and painters of the Jazz Age in Paris – Ernest Hemingway, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Cole Porter, Pablo Picasso, Salvadore Dali and Gertrude Stein.

The film starts with a dazzling selection of Paris locations and sets up the scene starting in Le Bristol, one of Paris' most luxurious hotels. Woody Allen spends almost as much care and attention to the Paris locations as he does to the actors' performances.

Midnight in Paris locations

Rue Montagne Sainte-Geneviève

Rue Montagne Sainte-Geneviève

The stairs where Gil goes nightly to catch his magic car ride to the past.

It's become a place to see in Paris and many Woody Allen fans (and Owen Wilson fans) pay tribute to the location at the church of Saint-Etienne-du-Mort behind the Pantheon.

  • Rue Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, 75005

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Hotel Le Meurice

Le Meurice is the setting for the rooftop terrace wine tasting, where Michael Sheen gives his famous wine tasting speech. The Belle Etoile Royal Suite at the Meurice clocks in at over 15,000€ per night!
• 228 rue de Rivoli, 75001

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Hotel Le Bristol

A Paris Insiders Guide favourite

Hotel Le Bristol

Hotel Le Bristol first opened its doors in 1925.

In Midnight in Paris, this luxury hotel is the Paris base for Gil (Owen Wilson), his fiancée (Rachel McAdams) and her parents.

Woody Allen manages to give us a taste of the good life throughout the film and has chosen some of the most luscious locations in Paris.

  • 112 Rue du Faubourg Saint Honore, 75008

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Maxim's Restaurant

Maxim's de Paris, famous for its Belle Époque décor, is where Gil and Adriana (Marion Cotillard) pay a visit to the 1890s.
• 3 Rue Royale, 75008

Other Restaurant Locations
  • Le Grande Vefour, 17 Rue du Beaujolais, 75001
  • Le Polidor, 41 Rue Monsieur Le Prince, 75006
  • Restaurant Paul, Rue Henri, Place Dauphine, 75001

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Musée Rodin

Great scene where the former First Lady of France (and former rock-and-roll groupie), Carla Bruni gives a believable portrayal as a museum curator.

  • 79 rue de Varenne, 75007
Other Museum Locations

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Monet's Garden, Giverny

Monet's Garden, Giverny

A very romantic scene on the famous Japanese bridge. Only Woody Allen could get Giverny for himself for a day to shoot the "I love you" scene with Gil and Inez.

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Palace of Versailles. A spectacular showing of the Sun King's sumptuous palace.

Pont Alexandre III is the bridge where Gil meets Gabrielle. One of most beautiful bridges in Paris, it connects the Grand Palais and Petit Palais on the Right Bank with Hotel des Invalides on the Left Bank.

Midnight in Paris

2011
Directed by Woody Allen

Starring:
Owen Wilson
Rachel McAdams
Michael Sheen
Marion Cotillard
with a guest appearance by Carla Bruni (former First Lady of France)

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