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, 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 to get around the city quickly, 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 café 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…’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 tea, Merci Louis notebooks, le Château d’Estoublon olive oil and many other special Made in France products.

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,  Awsa at Bar Onze and Stephan at Freescoot for all their time and advice we’d be lost without.

meet the team


  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

Marie – Tour Guide

Marie is a born and bred Parisian who knows the city better than the back of her hand and loves sharing Parisian culture. 

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 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

Dislikes: Heights


 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!)

Dislikes:  Negativity

gabrielleGabriella – 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

Dislikes: Injustice

 Louis XVIII – Best Puppy Ever

Louis is our French Bulldog mascot who’s head of client greeting and puppy hugs.  He 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 with a fork by our staff

Favorite Area in Paris:  Down by the Seine riverbank meeting new dogs

Dislikes:  Most Paris parks that don’t allow dogs 🙁

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