She’s dreamed of this moment ever since she was a little girl…no pressure then! Whisking her off for a romantic trip to Paris with a secret mission to propose couldn’t be a better solution, but where are the best places in Paris to propose? For many, the classic spots are a great place to propose, […]
Ali Akbar’s Legendary Story Photo: Le Germanopolitan Ali Akbar is so famous in the Saint-Germain quarter that 6 years ago, the town hall held a vote to choose the best personality to represent the area and the inhabitants overwhelming choose Ali, whose image you can’t miss as it now appears on a big public wall. If […]
Island of Refuge – Feature Length Documentary – Extended Trailer from Zed Productions on Vimeo. “Listen to me, my family, this is very important. We are going to go through many villages, many towns, many cities and many borders. Be patient. If you see people pushing, let them push. If you see people shouting, let […]
LE VERLAN It is one thing to learn a few common expressions to get around once you are in Paris, but school French is not going to get you very far. If you want to master the French language, you need to twist it around like they do, you need to love it but as Lady […]
So you’ve been on our tour, seen the Il de la Cité and now you’re probably hungry, looking to put your feet up for a second and interested in seeing what else Paris has to offer right around our office. Here are our top 10 picks for outings around our neck o’ the woods. 10. […]
On Friday, February 26th, the 41ème Nuit des César (the 41th edition of the annual César Awards – the French equivalent of America’s Oscars) was held at the Théâtre du Châtelet. Of course, the Set in Paris team had to go. On this chilly night, we huddled together for warmth, waiting with baited breath, our eyes straining to see […]
When I first saw him, Joseph Terrell, our very own modern-day Hemingway, was sauntering down our little medieval Paris road with a cigar hanging out of his mouth. This silver fox was infused with an air of experience. I mean, this guy looked COOL. This guy has seen things, lived things, knows things! I was intrigued and […]
Geraint John Jones is an Alt-Pop/Folk Singer who composes, sings and plays guitar. You can find him busking around Europe as well as playing in local venues, cafes and bars. Always on the go, the British boy has travelled far, having lived in the UK, France and Germany. He will soon embark on a European […]
Uncovering the myth behind the real Quasimodo. The name Quasimodo instantly conjures images in our minds of the lonely hunchbacked bell-ringer trapped in the beautiful Notre Dame, yet is there any truth behind the story? If there was a hunchback who lived in Notre Dame, who was he and what would his life have […]
Miss Carrie Bradshaw is the epitome of the New York 30s-something — columnist, fashionista, girl who knows how to brunch. After six seasons centered on Miss Bradshaw’s Manhattan lifestyle, Sex and the City took a daring plunge and moved its 2004 series finale to Paris. New York may be home to Carrie’s best gal pals (and most of her shoes), […]
Fancy feeling like you’re in a movie? We were so happy to be asked by TheLocal.fr, a fantastic resource for French news in English, to share where the most famous movie scenes in the French capital were set. Here’s a map and list of the TOP TEN most popular and requested movie locations Set in Paris […]
Have you been to see one of the blockbuster films shown at cinemas recently? It’s such an awesome experience with all of the new technology that allows for special effects and high-definition recording. Ever imagined what it was like to see the first film ever developed? Set In Paris recently attended an exhibit on the […]
Love Locked: the Low Down! Paris is known as the city for lovers, never more evident than when strolling around Paris on a cool spring evening, with couples caressing and canoodling beside the river banks as a saxophone player serenades them. But how exactly does one ‘lock’ their love in this most romantic of cities? […]
HARRY POTTER EXPOSITION HITS PARIS As a fan of Harry Potter, I was excited to go to “Harry Potter, l’Exposition” going on right now at the Cité du Cinéma in Paris. This exhibit is on a world tour, and has finally made it to Paris before continuing on to other major cities such as […]
We had the treat of visiting the Arludik Gallery on the first day of their exposition about Disney Villains. Running to the 30th of May 2015, the exhibit displays original artwork from the beginning stages of the creation of animated Disney films. It shows the big, the bad and the ugly villains from Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty, […]
Okay you’ve seen the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, The Arc de Triomphe, now what? Although not somewhere I normally might have ventured into on my own, I’m glad I found my way into the Police Museum of Paris. Looking for unknown gems in Paris, I stumbled upon this small museum located inside the police department […]
Le Manoir de Paris is the perfect destination for any fear-fanatic. If you are looking for an adrenaline-spiking Friday night activity, this is most definitely one that would interest you. I think that I can categorize people pretty easily into two groups – those that get thrill, joy, even humor out of horror films/activities, […]
Cartier. What better backdrop for a proposal than Paris? Exactly what the advertisement managers at Cartier had in mind when filming their most recent diamond ring advertisement released on Valentines Day 2015. Opening with a scenic view of the Eiffel tower (because of course, when filming in Paris you MUST include a shot of the […]
Is lingerie shopping on your list of things to do this weekend? What about a ladies’ night? Romantic dining for two? No matter your agenda, there is surely something for you to choose from in Naughty Paris. There is no better way to experience the City of Light than with native Parisians, and what is […]
The 10 finalists will have their movie shown at the Festival International du Court-métrage de Clermont-Ferrand I’m superexcited about this blog post because it is no ordinary blog post – introducing our very own tour guide, Josiane. Josiane is all smiles, has a knack with people and comes from a cinematographic backgound. Last summer she finally settled in […]
If there’s one thing that unites the 20 arrondisments of Paris, it’s cinema. To walk around the French capital is to take a trip through film old and new. Home of la nouvelle vague, it’s here, among the bridges, museums and buildings that directors such as Luis Buñuel and the great Truffaut have found […]
I knew I loved chocolate but I had no idea just how much of it there is to love! If chocolate is good for the soul (‘if’ meaning ‘it is’), then the Salon du Chocolate is positiviely restorative. I don’t crave chocolate often, but when I do I’m happy to go to the supermarket […]
Music videos are a lot like films; they tell a story. In some ways, they can even be my favorite type of “movie”. And since everyone knows that we’re suckers for films that are set in Paris, we’ve gone ahead and rounded up our top 10 favorite music videos shot right here in the famed city […]
Perception, a fairly new crime drama TV series by TNT, tells the story of Dr. Daniel Pierce, a schizophrenic neuropsychiatrist who finds himself constantly helping the FBI solve their most complex cases, despite him seemingly having an aversion towards the government. As a special treat, the show has decided to film its first episode of season […]
If you have spent any time in Paris, you will have noticed that Parisians adore their pups. They cart them all throughout the streets of Paris, les jardins, salons, stores, and les cafes of course! Just incase you need proof, check out these almost 4,000 euro dog beds/castles on Puppy de Paris.
Lover of Chocolate? Check. Looking for something new to-do in Paris? Check.
Who wouldn’t want to spend the day walking around a beautiful city, playing with the world’s cutest pups? We jumped at the chance to take a closer look at a profession that is becoming increasingly popular—Dog Walking. So much so that it even has a place in the movie world:
Paris: a city known for film and fashion — so why not combine both? That’s exactly what Kate Spade, Charlotte Olympia, and many other designers decided to do; merge together cinema and style.
Just a short walk from the Notre Dame lie two must-see locations. Want to see where Queen Marie Antoinette was held captive until her death? or the most beautiful stained glass in all of Paris? Stop by La Conciergerie and Sainte-Chapelle!
Here at Set in Paris, we know that there is no better food to snack on than popcorn when you’re sitting at home or at the cinema, watching a great movie. That’s why we raced over to My Crazy Pop in the 11th arrondissement of Paris as soon as we heard about it.
We recently moved into our brand new Set in Paris Box Office which was the perfect excuse for a big grand opening party. We spent two weeks kitting out and decorating our lovely new space near Notre Dame. The team got down and dirty…here’s what we’ve been up to. COME ON IN – WE’RE OFFICALLY […]
We are always scouting out the best cinematic-themed places in Paris and the Platine Hotel, that pays homage to the “Silver Screen”, is an absolute gem. Nestled in the 15th Arrondissement, this hotel is designed entirely around one of Hollywood’s most beloved starlets, Marilyn Monroe.
THEATRE IN PARIS. NOW YOU CAN ENJOY IT, TOO! I recently had the privilege and the pleasure to attend Theatre in Paris’s first production of Cyrano de Bergerac playing at the stunning Théâtre Michel. It completely blew me away and I forgot what a joy and experience it is to ‘go to the theatre’. On our […]
‘When children can’t get to the cinema, the cinema comes to them! Long Live Les Toiles Enchantées!’ Alain Chabat Who doesn’t know a child that doesn’t love going to the movies – the anticipation of Disney’s latest cartoon, the trailers at the beginning building up to the main event…their little arms stuffed with a big […]
No other story or imagery relates to vampires in Paris as the Théâtre des Vampires found in Anne Rice’s novels “The Vampire Chronicles.” Located at Boulevard du Temple, this theatre was founded by legendary French vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, and taken over by new patriarch Armand. The theatre itself is fictional yet some say the […]
While following the news of Rosemary’s Baby, Set in Paris decided to get in the spirit of the genre, and hop on the Mysteries of Paris tour, “the first, original, and premiere tour to explore the ‘Darkside of the City of Lights’. Night Tours featuring Vampire & Ghost Walk brings you through the dark heart […]
Earlier this year, NBC studios announced that they were moving forward with their plans for Rosemary’s Baby, and began filming in none other than Paris. A remake of the 1968 horror classic of the same name, the new version will be serialized into a 4-hour mini-series television-event, and air later this year on NBC. With […]
“QUE LA FORCE SOIT AVEC VOUS” “MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU” Set in Paris was thrilled to participate in the opening night for the press of the Star Wars Identities exposition at the Cité du Cinéma. Without giving away too much, the exposition is fun and interactive journey through the behind the scenes aspects […]
The 39th annual César Awards are underway in Paris, and the city is buzzing with news surrounding the star-studded event. The esteemed evening will be held on Friday, February 28th at the Théâtre du Châtelet, and following the ceremonies is the “gala dîner” open for all on the VIP guest-list at Fouquet’s Restaurant on Champs-Élysées. The much anticipated after-parties go […]