In a world where travel is, at best, a logistical nightmare to navigate as borders close, open, close, then open again with a stringent set of conditions, we’re instead looking for other ways to feel a feeling of escape.
Our favorite method at the moment? Watch Netflix Emily in Paris.
Every time she leaves her apartment building, we encounter a stunning bustling street of tall stone buildings, a beautiful fountain, a cute little bakery, and a cozy restaurant (run by Emily’s lover, Gabriel).
Luckily for us (because every time we manage to make it to Paris), the fictional setting is actually filmed on an actual street, although there are a few differences.
Here we look at what is the street of Emily Cooper Actually looks like IRL.
Emily in Parishe building and neighboring street is located on the Place de l’Estrapade in Paris in the 5th arrondissement.
It’s a small square that has a real patisserie and a few restaurants scattered along the road.
At the other end of the road is Emily’s building. It looks much the same in real life – the large stone building has a wooden door at the front looking out onto the square.
In the middle of the plaza is an island with seating and, yes, this fountain – although we have to admit she looks a bit smaller IRL, the producers really know how to work their angles…
Of course, the series does not only focus on the Place de l’Estrapade. In each episode, we are gifted with several shots of iconic and breathtaking landmarks of Paris.
From the Louvre to the iconic Green Park Chairs, passing by the Alexandre III bridge of the Seine, the spectacle is worth the detour only for the desire to travel.
In a trailer for the new episode, we’re treated to everything we know and love about the South of France: the beaches, the sandstone buildings and the fluid European fashion. France, it goes without saying, we love you.