RIGHT BANK TOUR
Explore the bustling Right Bank area of Paris
- See where the birth of cinema took place
- Hear tales of the Phantom of the Opera
- See the fountain where Andy threw her phone into in The Devil Wears Prada
- Find out where Johnny Depp hangs out and met his first wife
- Stroll in the gardens of the Palais Royale like a true Parisian
The Right Bank Movie & TV Sites Walking Tour mixes Paris's prestigious landmarks and untold secrets to leave you, as Jean-Luc Godard would say, breathless.
You will discover the legends and true facts that inspired the movies shot in the magnificent Palais Garnier opera house and its district. You will delve into secret passageways before ending up at the first movie location ever. There, past and present will merge into an unforgettable moment as you realize so many iconic movies were shot right here. Come with us on a journey to the places that made Paris one, if not the, most prized city in the world. From the very first Ladurée shop and its close bonds to cinema to the luxurious Maxim's restaurant where "Le Tout Paris" go to see and be seen ever since the days of the Belle Epoque.
Movies on this tour include: The Phantom of the Opera, Interview with a Vampire, Hugo, La Vie en Rose, Coco Avant Chanel, The Da Vinci Code, The Bourne Identity, Sex & the City, Monuments Men, Diplomacy, The Tourist, Something's Gotta Give, From Paris With Love and many more...
UNVEIL THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM
Begin the tour at Paris’ historic opera house, which inspired the hit broadway play Phantom of the Opera as well as many film versions. Of the many blockbuster movies featuring this location, find out which ones were all computer generated images and which were shot on the spot. Finally, you will be able to discern the truth from the countless fantasies this astonishing building has inspired. But you will also see why Paris is such a fantastic city, as every building and location around the opera house will offer hidden gems to surprise you all along the tour.
TRAVEL BACK IN TIME
The French are proud of their cinematic history, as they should be. Learn about their starring role in creating and shaping the movie industry, from the Lumière brothers to director Luc Besson’s new film studios. Learn how the very first special effects were invented, and discover the cameos and references dotted across nowaday movies. Come back to present days and gain insight on the making of your favorite action scenes in Paris and how they are directed. From drawing the first draft with hot wheels cars to bringing it to life on the big screen, understand the process of making a movie.
LET IT GO
Like Andy throwing her phone into the fountain in the Devil wears Prada, take a break and let us guide you.
Discover the very first Ladurée shop before the Sofia Coppola biopic gave them access to the world wide fame they have reached today.
Walk by the Elysée Palace and get an insider look at the close, and at times awkward relations, between French presidents and Hollywood directors.
DISCOVER THE REAL-LIFE PINK PANTHER
Visit the glitzy Place Vendôme which plays host to the world’s most reknown jewelry stores, featured in a generation of heist movies from How to Steal A Million to Rififi. The real-life cat and mouse game between the French police and the notorious Pink Panther gang (dubbed so after the movie) often seems to be taken directly from a script.
MEET UNSUNG HEROES
Get to know the real world heroes of the French Resistance who have been immortalised on the big screen in films from Is Paris Burning, Diplomacy and Monuments Men, keeping their story alive for future generations.
DINE LIKE THE STAR YOU ARE
After exploring Paris’s most fashionable avenue, you'll head to the stores & cafes lining Palais Royale.
With celebrities & models making regular appearances in this area you never know just who you might encounter.
STEP INTO THE KING'S SECRET GARDENS
The colonnades and tree-lined avenues within the stunning Palais Royal gardens where designer and vintage stores meet.
Discover the great restaurants from Something’s Gotta Give, Midnight in Paris and Coco Avant Chanel.