In a world where traveling is, at best, a logistical nightmare to navigate as borders close, open, close, and then open with a strict set of conditions, we instead seek other ways to feel a feeling of escape.
Our favorite method at the moment? Watch Netflix Emilie in Paris.
Every time she leaves her apartment building, we come across a lovely bustling street of tall stone buildings, a gorgeous fountain, a sweet little bakery, and a cozy restaurant (run by Emily’s lover, Gabriel).
Lucky for us (because whenever we do manage to get to Paris) the fictional set is actually shot on an actual street, although there are a few differences.
Here we look at what the street of Emily Cooper Actually looks like IRL.
Emilie in Paris‘and the neighboring street is Place de l’Estrapade in Paris in the 5th arrondissement.
It is a small square which houses a real pastry shop and a few restaurants scattered along the road.
Across the street is Emily’s apartment building. It looks a lot like real life: the large stone building has a wooden door at the front leading out to the square.
In the middle of the square is an island with seating and, yes, this fountain – although we have to admit it looks a bit smaller IRL, the producers really know how to work their angles …
Of course, the series does not focus solely on the Place de l’Estrapade. In each episode, we are provided with several snapshots of the emblematic and breathtaking monuments of Paris.
From the Louvre to the iconic Green Park Chairs, via the Alexandre III bridge over the Seine, the spectacle is worth the detour only for the desire to travel.
In a trailer for the new installment, we find out everything we know and love about the south of France: beaches, sandstone buildings, and fluid European fashion. France, it goes without saying, we love you.