Emily in Paris Filming Locations in Season 3 That You Have to See IRL

16 Best Filming Locations for ‘Emily in Paris’ Season 3

From trés chic Parisian neighbourhoods to lavender fields in Provence.

Whether you love the show or have a cringe-love relationship with it, there’s no denying that Emily in Paris Season 3 knows how to keep audiences captivated. Let’s address the elephant in the room: It often gets flack for its exaggeration of Parisian culture and “basic” portrayal of American expats. But if you’re willing to look past those for the sake of light entertainment, then you have this rom-com show that constantly serves fabulous locations to swoon over.

This time, the hit Netflix series showcases a more varied mix of famous and underrated places — from the arrondissements of Paris to the South of France. Keep reading to find out the best spots that you can add to your future itinerary! We’ve even narrowed down this list of Emily in Paris locations to those that are open to the public (whether for free or with an entrance fee). 

Fair warning: Spoilers ahead! If you have yet to finish watching the latest season, you might wanna bookmark this for later. 

Also read: ​​14 Most Incredible Places in France  

Emily in Paris Season 3 filming locations within the City of Lights

1. Le Jules Verne – Eiffel Tower

We first see an interior shot of the Eiffel Tower in the opening scene of Emily in Paris Season 3, specifically in Emily’s nightmare. In this dream, she is confronted by her bosses Sylvie and Madeline, both of whom she was secretly working for. This same scenario plays out IRL towards the end of the first episode.

Emily lands in hot water when Madeline crashes a fancy dinner between Emily, Sylvie, and a potential client. And what do you know — that dining spot actually does exist! Le Jules Verne is a Michelin-starred restaurant located on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. 

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This restaurant even made a second appearance as the place where Sylvie met with Nicolas, the heir apparent to the (fictional) French luxury juggernaut, JVMA. Its main event is arguably the floor-to-ceiling views of the city that are admittedly as posh-touristy as it gets, but worth the experience nonetheless. 

TripZilla Tip: It’s best to make a reservation around three months in advance, especially if you’re coming during peak season. 

2. Musée des Arts Décoratifs

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Emily’s two bosses go head-to-head again — and this time, it’s at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, nestled in the west wing of The Louvre. An event is held in honour of the famous couture designer, Pierre Cadault, and his decades-long career. Sylvie arrives in a Cadault dress given to her by the artist himself… only for Madeline to show up in the exact same dress (albeit a rented version). 

Unprecedented who-wore-it-better contests aside, the museum itself is quite the spectacle. As the largest decorative arts museum in continental Europe, it’s home to several opulent period rooms as well as a collection of French furniture, carpets, porcelain, glass pieces, and more. It has also hosted several real-life fashion shows for the likes of Dior and Schiaparelli. 

Also read: 30 Europe Souvenirs to Bring Home From Your Next Adventure

3. Quai des Célestins

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Running along the Seine river in the 4th Arrondissement, the Quai des Célestins offers a lovely setting for those who want a romantic evening stroll on the riverbanks. After a misunderstanding, Emily sets out to win back her British expat boyfriend, Alfie. Of course, in keeping with this protagonist’s “extra-ness,” her romantic gesture came in the form of going onstage at a Fete de la Musique show and singing to him. 

4. Terra Nera

This is perhaps the most iconic among Emily in Paris filming locations since Season 1. After all, Terra Nera is the stand-in for the restaurant where Gabriel works as the head chef-turned-owner. It has switched to different names throughout the show, from Les Deux Compères to Chez Lavaux to L’Esprit de Gigi in the penultimate episode of Season 3. 

In the show, it poses as an upscale talk-of-the-town French restaurant with a focus on dishes from Normandy (where Gabriel grew up!). But IRL, it’s actually an authentic Neopolitan bistro located in the same neighbourhood as the prestigious Sorbonne University.

Fun fact: Due to the restaurant’s sudden popularity (thanks to the show), the owner of Terra Nera created a special “Emily in Paris menu.” 

5. La Nouvelle Eve

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Emily’s spunky BFF Mindy finally gets her big break when she lands a regular gig as a singer at La Nouvelle Eve. After years of barely making ends meet, Mindy finally got to work in the same place where legends like Edith Piaf and Josephine Baker performed. You can find this Belle Epoque-style music hall-slash-cabaret at the foothills of Montmartre, just a few steps away from the more famous Moulin Rouge

6. Piscine Molitor

The fifth episode takes us to Piscine Molitor (otherwise called Hôtel Molitor Paris): a historic swimming pool and hotel complex that doubles as a heritage site. This is where Mindy and Emily attended a launch event hosted by Nicolas. As the party went on, Emily asks the DJ to play a song written by Mindy’s then-boyfriend, Benoit, that gets the other attendees dancing. 

Piscine Molitor was built in 1929 originally as an exclusive public pool, hence its distinct Art Deco design reminiscent of a fancy ocean liner. It was the place to be for the ritzy crowd during its heyday, until it indefinitely closed down in 1989. Fortunately, it was restored and reopened in 2014 as a luxury art hotel. 

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And the best part? The Olympic-size outdoor pool we see in Emily in Paris Season 3 is heated and open all year round. And speaking of sports, tennis fans would be pleased to know that the hotel is just across the street from Stade Roland Garros

7. Four Seasons Hotel George V

Another one of the more lavish Emily in Paris filming locations is the palatial hotel where Madeline stayed. This choice is a subtle nod to the history of Four Seasons Hotel George V as a go-to among Americans arriving in Paris via transatlantic ocean liners in the early 1900s. 

Situated less than a kilometre from the iconic Champs-Élysées, it boasts decadent suites offering panoramic views of the skyline. And in case you’re wondering which specific room made a cameo, that would be the Eiffel Tower Suite. No wonder Madeline wanted to stay in Paris longer! 

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8. The Basilica of Sacré Coeur de Montmartre

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The Basilica of Sacré Coeur de Montmartre (or simply the Sacré-Coeur) is among the famous Emily in Paris locations with two appearances this season. The first was at the start of episode four when Emily was enjoying her stint as a funemployed influencer. The other time was when she was helping Gabriel pick the best place to propose to Camille (oddly not the most awkward thing we’ve seen this season). 

This hilltop church is perhaps the second-most visited Parisian landmark (next to the Eiffel, of course). Standing 130 metres above sea level, it offers gorgeous overlooking views of the entire city and its suburbs. Inside, you’ll find on one of its domed ceilings a mosaic work called Christ in Glory, which is the largest in all of France. 

9. Musée de la Vie Romantique

When the Sacré-Coeur proved to be too mainstream and touristy for Gabriel’s taste, Emily presents a second option: the Musee de la Vie Romantique (the Museum of Romantic Life). An underrated gem tucked away in the eclectic Pigalle neighbourhood, it was originally the Parisian home of Ary Scheffer: a Dutch painter who would often host soirées for the city’s artistic circles. 

It was later converted into a literary museum, with the ground floor dedicated to the famous French writer, George Sand. And as you’d recall, Gabriel mentions how she was very progressive for her time — and apparently, had multiple affairs with both men and women. (If only he already knew how similar Sand was to his then-fiancée…)

10. Wall of Love

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The last stop for Emily and Gabriel’s ocular tour? The Wall of Love (aka Le Mur des Je t’aime among locals), which has over 300 translations of “I love you” in different languages and dialects. This art installation was the brainchild of calligraphist Frédéric Baron, who worked with muralist Claire Kito to engrave the phrases on tiles made of lava. 

This Insta-worthy attraction is at Square Jehan-Rictus, a tiny public garden right behind the Abbesses métro station. That said, it’s one of the few Emily in Paris Season 3 filming locations that you can visit for free! 

11. Musée d’Orsay

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But of course, things don’t exactly go as planned when Camille invites Gabriel to meet her at Musée d’Orsay. Here, we find out this is actually where they had their first date. What was supposed to be a random afternoon ends up becoming their engagement when Camille herself pops the question. Well, it was more of a declarative sentence than a proposal, really — but you get the point.  

Now, we’re sure you want to talk about the Musée d’Orsay, too. Originally a Beaux-Arts railway station, it’s one of the world’s largest and most visited art museums. One can look forward to seeing masterpieces by the likes of Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, and Vincent van Gogh — to name a few. 

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Oh, and remember the giant clock window where the couple reminisced about their first date? That’s actually not part of the galleries, but at Café Campana, which is also inside the museum. 

12. Grande Roue de Paris, Tuileries Garden

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In the fourth episode, we see Emily having a leisurely al fresco lunch with Luc and Julien at the Tuileries Garden. She then admits that the unemployed life is not for her, and seeks their advice on how to get back to Sylvie’s good graces. As they sip on Kir royal, Luc points at the Roue de Paris, aka the city’s own emblematic Ferris wheel. He then offhandedly mentions it’s a go-to place for “doing the deed” — much to Emily’s shock. 

Towards the end of the episode, she and British beau Alfie ride that very same Ferris wheel. And because this is Emily in Paris, one can certainly assume that they took part in this, uhm, grand Parisian tradition. 

Fun fact: Despite its immense size, the Roue de Paris is actually transportable. It is alternately installed in the Tuileries Garden and Place de la Concorde, depending on the time of year. 

13. Chez Julien

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Ever ran into your newly engaged friend while she was on a date with her illicit lover? All we can say is — thank goodness we’re not Emily and Mindy. Just when they thought they were having a relaxing lunch, it turns out that Camille and Sofia are just a few tables away. And to make things more awkward, the two friends decide to actually come up and say hi because, you know, it’s not like they know what’s really going on. 

Uncomfortable niceties aside, Chez Julien is one of the Emily in Paris filming locations you can dine at IRL! Head over to the trés chic Le Marais district, in which this restaurant has nestled on the cobblestone streets for over a century now. Expect a sumptuous selection of French dishes topped with romantic interiors that look straight out of a period drama. Let’s just hope you don’t end up seeing something (or someone) you’re not supposed to see… 

Also read: A Guide to the Best Pastries in Paris

Filming locations for Emily in Paris Season 3 in other parts of France

14. Provence

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Adding to the roster of Emily in Paris locations outside the French capital is the ever-dreamy Provence. Here, Agence Grateau organises a launch event for British luxury automotive manufacturer McLaren, with the help of Maison Laveaux. The venue also happens to be the summer home of Antoine and the production plant of his perfume brand. While this chateau isn’t open to the public as it’s reportedly a private home, there are many spots to admire lavender fields all over the region

Another good news? The Michelin-starred dining spot that Gabriel and Emily visited also exists IRL! Serving as the stand-in for L’Esprit du Luberon is Clover Gordes: a restaurant inside the La Bastide de Gordes hotel. Their menu places the spotlight on local produce that are best enjoyed with a breathtaking vista of Luberon Valley

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15. Château de Montpoupon, Loire Valley

Remember when Emily and Alfie went on a hot air balloon ride as their way of making their relationship social media-official? Then you’ve probably also noticed the magnificent rolling landscape they were hovering over. This postcard-worthy countryside is Loire Valley — or to be more specific, the commune of Céré-la-Ronde. The castle you see in that scene is Château de Montpoupon, which is open to the public. 

16. Château de Sonnay, Loire Valley

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Also one of the Emily in Paris filming locations that made a comeback in Season 3 is Château de Sonnay. To those who need a refresher, it serves as Le Domaine de Lalisse, aka Camille’s family estate. Yes, this is where the über-dramatic scenes in the season finale unfold… including the chapel where Camille and Gabriel were supposed to get married! 

This luxurious property lies in the commune of Chinon, just three hours south of Paris. Its origins date back to 1268, and it has been passed down to several families through the years. Today, its owner is one of the direct descendants, Frédéric de Foucaud — who also happens to be a friend of the series’ production designer, Annie Seibel.

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Oh, and did we mention that you can stay at the accommodations inside the estate? Take your pick between these: La Loge (up to two guests); La Motte (up to four guests); and Le Trianon (up to six guests). Whether it’s a romantic getaway or a group vacation, you can definitely experience what it’s like staying at a French wine estate! (Hopefully, minus the drama.) 

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Also read: Paris vs. Milan: Which Fashion Capital in Europe Should You Visit First?

Looking for more Emily in Paris filming locations? Click here for our guide on the ones from Season 2. 

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