10 places in Paris to have a drink just like the movie stars

Discover our choices to sip a coffee, an herbal tea, a mojito or maybe a soda in these bars, bistros or restaurants from your favourite films in the City of Lights!

Who has never imagined themselves as a movie star?  An actor or an actress right in the middle of making a film?  Thanks to Fantrippers, live out your dreams through these 10 places chosen amongst more than 600 fanspots entered on the website and our guide the must cool of Paris !

The Café des Deux Moulins - The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain

Enter this café and savour a good coffee, and a crêpe or two!  But don’t expect to be waited on by Audrey Tatou.  For a bit of history, the café which has been open since 1964 owes its name to the famous Moulin-Rouge and to the Moulin de la Galette situated nearby.

Debussy Café – Inception

It’s on the terrace of the Café Debussy that Cobb explains to Ariane the concept of dreams and their possibilities!  This café is actually the Italian restaurant Il Russo.  The front of the restaurant was entirely changed for the needs of the film.  If only for its terrace and friendly atmosphere, it’s worth the detour.

The Dôme Brasserie– Marathon Man

 

This famous seafood restaurant is the setting for the exchange between Doc and Janeway, where the former expresses his concerns for his safety.  Open since 1897, Le Dôme has survived throughout the decades by conserving its beauty and splendid decoration.

The Renaissance Bistro– Inglorious Bastards

It’s here that Shosanna (Mélanie Laurent) meets for the first time a German war hero Frederik Zoller (Daniel Brühl) who is going to lead her straight to her objective: meet Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz), the Nazi colonel responsible for the death of her parents!  We could list a whole bunch of films that used this place as the décor!  Quentin Tarantino chose to film a scene here after seeing how beautiful it was in the film Le sang des autres by Claude Chabrol.

 Trousseau Square - Le père Noël est une ordure

 

Zézette and Thérèse lift each other’s spirits by having a drink at the bar of this restaurant.  Open since 1907 and bearing the name of the square just across, its tin-coated wooden counter , its mouldings,  mirrors and hanging lights will delight just about anybody.

The Mecano Bar – Les Petits mouchoirs

Guillaume Canet chose this old hardware store dating from 1832 as the regular meeting spot for the group of friends of his famous film with a dream cast!  Everything, from the storefront to the interior decor, not forgetting its location in a very trendy area of the 11th arrondissement, makes Mecano Bar a must of the capital.

The Deux Magots Brasserie – The Intouchables

 

Omar Sy and François Cluzet, the two main characters of this phenomenally successful 2011 feature film, dine in this restaurant.  Les Deux Magots has a very rich history and still enjoys today as customers many well-known personalities from the artistic and literary worlds.

Café de la Paix – Aristocats

Ah yes animated feature films also have their fanspots !  This famous Disney film contains a flash of this Parisian café.  While O’Malley’s band run to rescue the Duchess and the kittens, they are followed by Roquefort, the kittens’ mouse friend.  They pass in front of the café terrace where a man is drinking wine.   As he watches the scene, he spills his bottle, persuaded that he’s drunk too much of it.

The Polidor – Midnight in Paris

The Polidor brasserie has seen the cameras of Woody Allen when he filmed the meeting between Gil and Ernest Hemingway.  A voyage back in time superbly done in this café having seen the likes of such great artistes as Ionesco or Boris Vian.

The Nemours – The Tourist

 

This legendary restaurant, not far from the Comédie Française, was able to capture the attention of Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, director of the film The Tourist with Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp.  The beautiful actress sips a tea on this splendid terrace.

Of course this selection is debatable.  Numerous cafés and countless terraces have served as the decor for fabulous films.  Don’t hesitate to post a comment concerning your favourite places, or to include them into fanspots!

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