As Netflix’s third series airs Emily in Paris, here’s a guide to the star’s favorite spots
Ahead of Season 3 of Emily in Paris, Joanne Hegarty traveled to the City of Light to see some of Emily’s favorite spots — and some of her own
Does the love affair with Paris ever end? Not. The more you visit the City of Light and the more familiar you become with it, the more intense this love will become.
It’s one of the reasons so many of us are addicted, often secretly, to Emily In Paris, the Netflix show that’s returning to our screens for a third series next week.
The cast is led by Lily Collins as a fashion-mad American who has to sink or swim in an advertising agency without speaking much French. And let’s face it, Parisians don’t suffer from fools.
The storylines and Lily’s Technicolor outfits are very entertaining, but it’s the city of Paris that shines the brightest. During my visit I stayed at the new one Madame Reve Hotel, near the Louvre, and traveled on the Eurostar from London St Pancras. My mission was to explore some of Emily’s favorite places – and some of my own…
French Chic: The show’s storylines and actress Lily Collins’ Technicolor outfits are highly entertaining, but it’s the city of Paris that shines brightest
TABLE FOR ONE, PLEASE
You can’t walk more than a few meters in Paris without coming across a café, with tables and bistro chairs dotted around the street. Square of the Vosges is dotted with cafes, art galleries, opera-singing buskers and Victor Hugo’s former residence, which is now a museum.
Here, cardette Café is where impeccably dressed locals enjoy their morning coffee or an afternoon pastry.
Emily likes a glass of Chablis Cafe de Flore on Boulevard Saint-Germain, which opened in the 1880s.
Joanne notes that Emily often has a glass of wine at the Café de Flore on Boulevard Saint-Germain, a place once favored by Ernest Hemingway
Joanne (above) traveled from London St Pancras to Paris on the Eurostar
Ernest Hemingway was a regular, and French designer Sonia Rykiel came so often that a sandwich (without bread) was named in her honor. It is here in the first series that Emily begins a short-lived affair with Thomas.
Cafe de la Nouvelle Mairie, on rue des Fosses Saint-Jacques, is a favorite of Emily and her friend Mindy. Try the fabulously fresh croissants and excellent organic wine selection.
RODS WITH A TWIST
Parisians take cocktails seriously and will judge you if you mix even one “wrong”. Little red door, at 60 rue Charlot, has been one of the top 50 bars in the world for the past seven years. Subdued lighting, blue velvet sofas and a playful drinks menu make for lots of fun. The show’s cast and crew had drinks here when the second series ended.
When series two ended, the show’s cast and crew were drinking at the Little Red Door — a renowned bar with a “frisky” drinks menu
After a long day at work shooting a perfume commercial at the Pont Alexandre III, Antoine, Sylvie and Emily stop for a drink fist on the Rive Gauche, overlooking the Seine. This place has a terrace for cocktails and a restaurant and is a club at night. snake a feather, on the Place des Vosges, boasts an espresso martini that is “so dirty you need a safe word”. After dinner, dance on the small dance floor. It attracts all ages and spirits of adventure.
LOVE IS IN THE AIR
Rue de l’Abreuvoir is touted as “the prettiest street in Paris” on the Netflix show. Its narrow cobblestone streets and old-world charm make it a must-see.
Enjoy a walk or jog along the Seine, just like Emily. Sit in a lounge chair and read a book or enjoy oysters and wine at a sidewalk café while listening to jazz.
Rue de l’Abreuvoir (above) is touted as “the prettiest street in Paris” on the Netflix show
The landscaped gardens of Palais-Royal In the Rue de Valois, Emily and Mindy meet for the first time. The large fountain, tree lined walkways and flower beds are delightful all year round Luxembourg Gardens is perfect for a romantic picnic on its famous green chairs.
Emily’s love interest Gabriel is the owner of Les Deux Comperes which is actually a traditional Italian bistro called Terraneranear the Place de l’Estrapade.
Emily and her colleagues from the Savoir agency regularly go to cosy Bistro Valois at Place de Valois before and after work.
What’s on the menu? It’s known for its classic steaks, foie gras and a wide range of wines.
Emily and her colleagues regularly visit the cozy Bistrot Valois (above) on the Place de Valois before and after work
Eurostar (eurostar.com) London to Paris from £98 return. Double B&B rooms at Madame Reve Hotel (madamereve.com) start from £344 per night.
Emily meets Gabriel’s recurring friend Camille for an awkward lunch Tortuga on Rue de la Chaussee d’Antin. It’s famous for its top-notch food and glamorous rooftop terrace – you can also catch a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower.
DRESS TO IMPRESS
One of the best vintage shops is Plaisir Palace, rue Paul Dubois. From here, Emily wears a gold sequined dress and an orange jacket in the new series. Her French boss Sylvie also wears a few pieces.
Get a pink beanie or colorful knitwear like Emily’s thank youa three-story boutique on Boulevard Beaumarchais, full of wonderful clothing and accessories.
French influencer Jeanne Damas sells Parisian attitude rouje on rue Bachaumont. Find feminine florals, block heels, animal prints, and other styles popular with Emily’s female cast in Paris.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/escape/article-11547181/As-series-three-Netflix-hit-Emily-Paris-airs-heres-guide-stars-favourite-haunts.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 As Netflix’s third series airs Emily in Paris, here’s a guide to the star’s favorite spots