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The Parisian Hotspots Featured in 'Emily in Paris' Season 2
December 29, 2021
The hit, slightly infamous Netflix original series, 'Emily in Paris, is back for a second season. And you know what that means! There are more Paris hotspots to discover. Despite its many faults, 'Emily in Paris' is practically a guide to the best places to visit in the French capital. You can't help but just want to live spontaneously through Emily's (played by Lily Collins) gallivanting through Paris, wanting to eat where she eats, shop where she shops, and see the incredible sights you can only see on TV. So, what does this much-await second season have to offer? Here are a few highlights.
You can probably already tell what this unique-looking diner from episode 5 is all about. Breakfast in America is actually a popular restaurant chain in Paris, offering up—as you may have already guessed—American comfort food for those who've gotten overwhelmed with French cuisine. From pancakes to bacon and eggs, you won't see a croissant or café au lait on sight. What you will see, however, is the charming 1950s ambiance that proved photogenic enough for Emily and Alfie (played by Lucien Laviscount) to have their 'un-Parisian' lunch in. This particular diner is located in the 4th arrondissement of Paris.
While watching French films isn't exactly the best way t learn the language—especially if you're doing it to try to make up with your friend for sleeping with her boyfriend—there's no denying that going to Cinema Le Champo on Rue des Écoles is pretty fun. It's your gateway to all things French cinema, from the black-and-white classics to the New Wave movement that remains ever influential in this day and age. It was pretty sweet that Luc (played by Bruno Gouery) asked Emily out on a movie date here to help her with her French, but the movies shown here aren't exactly for learning the language.
Okay, now this one is a little tricky. On the first episode of the second season, Mindy performs a drag rendition of the BTS hit, 'Dynamite,' at a nightlife hotspot where she also moonlights as la dame pipi (bathroom attendant). If you want to do to the real-life club, however, it's gonna be a bit of a problem. The exterior shot of the place is actually La Nouvelle Eve, a Parisian cabaret located on Rue Pierre Fontaine. But the actual place where Mindy performed, complete with the candy-filled attendant, is Roxie, a dining hall with live music located in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.
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Word of caution: never go shopping with a foreign friend who doesn't understand anything you're saying apart from the word 'free.' If you do so like Emily in episode 4, you might end up shoplifting designer brands left and right. Though, you can't blame Petra (played by Daria Panchenko), Emily's Ukrainian (now-former) French class partner. If you went to the painstakingly chic Paris department store, La Samaritaine, on Rue de la Monnaie, even the smartest shoppers will be tempted to steal. From designer labels to high-end jewelry brands, this place is a treasure trove of the finest French things in life!
What's better than having lunch in Paris? Having in lunch in Paris near the Louvre, the city's most famous museum! That's exactly what Emily, Camille (played by Camille Razat), and Sylvie (played by Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu) did on the first episode of the second season. As Camille tries to make sense of Gabriel, her ex-boyfriend, while Emily deals with the guilt of having slept with him behind Camille's back, the three eat lunch at Le Café Marly to have some much-needed girl talk. Though, in truth, Camille was the only one doing the talking while Emily sweated her behind off while Sylvie held a smirk on her face the entire time. All this while you can see the famous Louvre Pyramid in the background!
A modern art gallery isn't exactly the best place to talk with your ex. At least, not according to Camille in episode 4 of the second season. It was in Perrotin Paris on Rue de Turenne that Gabriel finally talked (or at least tried to) with his drought ex-girlfriend who, at the time, was hosting an art show in the famous art space. Though their conversation was all in French, you can just feel the rage from Camille and the regret from Gabriel as they tried to chat about what happened. But, of course, as Camille gave out her last whiff of cigarette smoke, the conversation was over.
Speaking of talking it out, Camille finally allowed Emily to ask for forgiveness and let bygones be bygones by episode 5. And what better place than to have a reconciliation with your best gal pal than at Tortuga Galeries, the rooftop restaurant at Galeries Lafayette? A culinary hotspot where you can see both Opera Garnier and the Eiffel Tower, even you'd be willing to forgive your friend for sleeping with your boyfriend in such a stunning place! Or, if anything else, there's a stunning view to look forward to instead.
If you're into 'Emily in Paris' purely for the fantasy of living in the French capital, the second season has a lot in store for you! From chic department stores to must-see hotspots, the series is practically a real-life itinerary of the best Paris trip ever!
A luxury home, perhaps a little better than where Emily lives in Paris, will also be a great hangout spot in Paris.