If you have had the good fortune of enjoying movies at home or in the theater, you’re certain to notice that Woody Allen’s latest romantic comedy, “MidnightinParis”, showcases the capital ofFrance, almost as if it is one of the film’s characters, in a similar way as we saw in “Vicky, Christina,Barcelona”. The cafes and restaurants ofPariswhich the film protagonists visit captivate us with their unique charm and history.
Those who have not yet seen the movie should know (careful – here come the spoilers) that Owen Wilson doesn’t just walk around the city of love, but also traverses through time, visiting iconic places that were the stomping grounds of the most illustrious artists of the 1920s. Chez Bricktop, a Parisian club and hot spot back in the day where much of the city’s nightlife took place, is one of the locations in the film. Allen had previously worked with its owner, Ada Smith, during the film “Zelig”, no doubt a nod of the head to this emblematic place.
The Café du Trocadero is yet another unique location that makes an appearance in the American film. It is close to the Palais de Chaillot and located in the Place du Trocadero, offering excellent views of theEiffelTower. They make an excellent cup of coffee, which is recommendable at any time of day. And, of course, it has a terrace so that you can sit outside and enjoy the nice weather. This is undoubtedly one of the city’s most important cafes, and the food is said to be very good as well. Nearby, there’s another part ofParisthat one sees in the film, the stairs of Boulevard Delessert, from which you also have a good view of the city’s iconic tower.
Many of the scenes in the film are already familiar to us from other legendary films, and Woody Allen is most likely paying tribute toParisand all of city’s cinematographic and magical aspects. One such place is the Avenue des Camoens with its quaint cafes and lively spirit, whichParishas known since 1904.
Not only the cafes but also the hotels where some of the characters stay are of importance. For example, the Le Bristol Hotel has historical significance, having once housed majorHollywoodstars such as Charlie Chaplin.
The restaurant Le Grande Véfour in the Rue du Beajolais and many other places and corners ofParisserve as the backbone for this unique film that many will use as a tourist guide to the city.
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