A unique way to fall in love with Paris!
Set in Paris was founded by Abigail de Bruyne to share her love for Paris and to highlight the wealth of films that celebrate, and have become part of the very fabric, of the city.
We propose different movie locations tours in Paris as well as fun, themed tours about more specific personalities like Coco Chanel, James Bond, Amélie Poulain, Gossip Girl or Sex and the City.
You can choose between different kind of tours : walking tours for individuals or groups, bike tours for sports enthusiasts who wants to see more, bus tours for big groups who want to discover all Paris. And a special tour in our vintage car for a more intimate and personalized luxury tour.
Our HQ is on the left bank just behind Notre Dame. We run a souvenir store and cafeé where we’ve meticulously selected every product to create our dream store where you’ll find quality and unique souvenirs! From fine food & teas, berets, candles, soaps, jewellery, stationery, children’s toys…..you’re sure to find the perfect momento of your trip. Here you will find brands that range from up-and-coming creators as well as traditional French companies, such as Nina’s, Merci Louis, la Compagnie de Provence, le Château d’Estoublon, Maxim’s, etc.
As a start up, we are lucky enough to have passionate wonderful people around us that go to great lengths to help us build a caring and fun company.
From Abigail’s mum Leila who is our in-house artist, Tsil & Pam who have generously photographed our tours, Matthew our first intern who helped us move into our first office and plan a cool opening party, Fabien who gave us direction, James who gave us marketing advice, Magdelena & Amber who gave us inspiration, Anelisa & Anissa who got us super organised, Carlie who helped us start awesome partnerships, Maggie, Dara and Alice who wrote great blog articles, Colter who filmed the video above and Alison who edited lots more. And to all the wonderful tour guides and interns that have come and gone but will always have a place at Set in Paris
To all our wonderful Parisian neighbours in the Latin Quarter who encourage us and give us tips on how to navigate working in Paris, most notably Pauline who is our Parisian-style inspiration (and Léo’s mother), Wilfred at L’Oie Qui Fume, Awsa at Bar Onze and Stephan at Freescoot for all their time and advice we’d be lost without.
Abigail – Director
A British/American, Abigail loves her adopted city and the French façon de vivre. Her love affair with Paris started at a young age watching and re-watching the movie Gigi. With a background in antiquities and hospitality, Abigail founded Set in Paris as a way to share her love for Paris and the movies that celebrate the city.
Favorite Movie Set in Paris: Diplomat
Favorite Parisian Cafe: L’Oie Qui Fume
Must have: A French bulldog, a great friend(s) and a bottle of rosé on a cafe terrace
Dislikes: Alarm clocks
Antoine – Tour Guide
Antoine is a born and bred Parisian – he can recite Corneille and Baudelaire by heart.
He’s a Sorbonne history major and his memory is so insanely good that he knows just about everything about everything. He’s passionate about movies and is always discovering new movies and fantastic anecdotes for our tours.
Favorite Movie Set in Paris: Casablanca and Charade (couldn’t decide between the two)
Favorite Parisian Food: Real Parisian Croissant
Favorite Area in Paris: Rue Colombe & http://premier-pharmacy.com/product/zithromax/ Place de la Contrescarpe
Dislikes: People that answer yes to ‘tea or coffee’
Jinx & Yoda: Antoine’s two adorable pugs are regulars at the office – helping greet clients
Charlie – Tour Guide
Charlie is a charming, cheeky English gentleman that specialized in history. He has an old soul. He’s always out and about discovering new places, people and stories around Paris.
Favorite Movie Set in Paris: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Favorite Parisian Food: Savory crêpes on Rue Mouffetard
Favorite Area in Paris: Marais
Laura – Tour Guide
Laura moved to Paris for a year abroad and quickly decided that this was home. She’s now happily ensconced among the cobblestones, and spends her time telling stories, whether on paper through her work as a freelance writer, or in person as a tour guide, and loves every minute of it.
Favorite Movie Set in Paris: Ratatouille
Favorite Parisian Food: Pain au Chocolat
Favorite Area in Paris: Latin Quarter (because there is so much history and it is also where are our office is!)
Heloïse – Coco Chanel Tour Guide
Heloise is our ‘Coco Chanel’ – classy and elegant, she lives and breathes fashion and the 1920s. A 5th generation Parisian, she’s passionate about her wonderful city and its incredible heritage.
Favorite Movie Set in Paris: Tie between Les Enfants de Paradis and Funny Face, depending on the mood
Favorite Parisian Food: Nothing beats the perfect baguette. Nothing.
Favorite Area in Paris: Out of the way areas with a village-like feel, such as Butte aux Cailles
Dislikes: Constant use of phones
Gabriella – Spanish Tour Guide
Gabriella is passionate about tourism, specialising in the subject at the reknowned Sorbonne university. She hails from Argentina and runs all our Spanish tours.
Favorite Movie Set in Paris: Before Sunset
Favorite Parisian Food: Paris Brest (praline patisserie)
Favorite Area in Paris: M&M – Montmartre & Montparnasse
Leo – #leothelittlewhitefrenchie
Leo is head of client greeting and hugs. He’s owned by Pauline and works at Set in Paris because he loves nothing more than sharing his local tips (though not his food!).
Favorite Movie in Paris: A Man and his Dog (also the scene in Madeline where the dog rescues her from the Seine)
Favorite Parisian Food: Being served paté at L’Oie Qui Fume
Favorite Area in Paris: Down by the Seine riverbank meeting new dogs
Dislikes: Most Paris parks that don’t allow dogs 🙁
VISIT PARIS LIKE IN A MOVIE
(Re)discover Paris through the most famous movies set in Paris. Visit the locations of Gigi, Amelie, Moulin Rouge, Midnight in Paris, Da Vinci Code, Bourne Identity, and many others ...
What is your favorite movie shot in Paris? Midnight in Paris, James Bond, Amélie Poulain, Sex and the City? Choose your movie or your theme (romance, action, history, etc,) for an unforgettable tour of movie locations, recreate pictures and unknown stories of the shootings.
TOURS FOR STUDENTS AND CORPORATES
We offer tours and stays for schools, student groups and companies, on different themes like cinema and fashion. Workshops, games and culinary discoveries around these themes can be organised to give you an amazing experience.
A VINTAGE CAR
Enjoy a ride in our stretch 2CV for a unique and thematic experience through all Paris. We also propose walking tours, bus tours and bike tours for bigger groups.
JUMP IN THE 20s
Remontez le temps pour découvrir l'âge d'or de Paris et ses années folles. Entrez dans le personnage grâce à des costumes et des accessoires d'époque et prenez la pose pour vous découvrir comme vous ne vous êtes jamais vus.
Go back in time to discover the golden age of Paris and its roaring twenties. Enter the character thanks to suits(costumes) and accessories of time(period) and strike the pose to discover you as you never saw each other.
SÉANCE PHOTO : LE GLAMOUR PARISIEN
Transformez-vous le temps d'une séance photo en l'icône de la mode ou du cinéma qui vous fait le plus rêver : Audrey Hepburn, Coco Chanel, Marlene Dietrich, etc...
UN BOUTIQUE DE SOUVENIRS DE QUALITÉ
Nous avons ouvert une boutique de souvenirs de qualité pour aller à contresens des boutiques de souvenirs touristiques. Nous proposons une selection de produits emblématiques de Paris, des souvenirs pour tous les goûts et tous les âges.
MADE IN FRANCE ET MADE IN PARIS
Nous avons soigneusement sélectionné des produits emblématiques fabriqués en France, dans des entreprises emblématiques du savoir-faire français, auprès de nouveaux artistes et dans des start-up prometteuses.
REVIVEZ VOS SCÈNES FAVORITESProfitez d'une séance photo privée à la recherche des lieux de tournage des scènes qui vous ont le plus marqué et entrez dans le film le temps de quelques clichés.
ENTREZ DANS LA PEAU DU PERSONNAGE
Les accessoires sont fournis pour que vous passiez un moment inoubliable dans un épisode de Gossip Girl, Sex and the City ou dans la peau de James Bond ou Amélie Poulain.
VENEZ FAIRE LA FÊTE AVEC NOUS
Laissez-nous vous organiser un anniversaire ou un enterrement de vie de Jeune Fille sur le thème de votre film ou de votre série préférée. Tout est compris, la visite, les jeux, le restaurant, etc. vous n'avez qu'à vous amuser.
DANS NOS RESTAURANT PRÉFÉRÉS
Nous avons fait beaucoup de recherche (beaucoup sur le terrain il faut le dire!) pour sélectionner les meilleurs restaurant, bar et cafés qui sont visibles dans des films pour que votre expérience soit la plus réussie possible.