Paris: Top 10 filming locations for Three Days to Kill


Three Days to Kill in Paris

If you too have three days to kill in Paris, trust the Paris guide of the 1000 cult places of films, series, music, comics and novels, instead of embarking on a secret CIA mission.

Ethan’s apartment

Ethan Renner (Kevin Costner) returns to his Parisian apartment but it is now occupied by a family from Reunion Island. At first wanting to expel her, the CIA agent finally decides to leave her alone and goes to stay in a hotel. The carved wooden doors of this former mansion have been listed as historical monuments since 1926.

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Christine and Zoey’s residence

After the mission entrusted by Vivi Delay (Amber Heard), she drops Ethan on the square where he finds his bike. From outside, he hears a scream coming from his ex-wife and daughter’s building. He then rushes into the apartment to make sure everything is all right. Located a few steps from Dalida’s house, at 11 bis rue d’Orchampt where the writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline lived before her, this small square is decorated with a bronze bust made by Aslan. It was inaugurated in 1997, on the tenth anniversary of the singer’s death.

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Zooey (Hailee Steinfeld) makes her dad think she’s going to work on an exposé at a friend’s house. Actually, she’s going to this nightclub for a house party. While she is in a very bad position in the bathroom, surrounded by three men, Ethan arrives at the right time to get her out of this situation. Located in a former Royal Guard warehouse, the nightclub nestled under the bridge’s vaults is a very atypical place to party or just have a drink.

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Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Ethan teaches Zooey how to ride a bike using the one he bought for her down the steps of Sacred Heart. The young woman complains about the number of tourists in the area. No wonder, because the monument attracts 11 million visitors every year! The steps in front of the basilica offer a unique view of the capital.

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Ségur Station

At the end of the chase, the Albino (Tomas Lemarquis) takes refuge in this metro station. Ethan caught up with him, but his illness prevented him from neutralizing it immediately. It is only when he risks dying with his head cut off by the subway that the CIA agent gets up to finish off the Lieutenant of the Wolf. This station, opened in 1937, is one of the least frequented in Paris with only a little more than a million passengers a year, which places it at 275th position out of 302.

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Grand Hotel Paris Intercontinental

The Albino went down to the Grand Hotel and came out while Ethan was waiting for him at the wheel of a Peugeot 208. The chase begins. The shooting of this scene gave rise to a debate between Kevin Costner and the director. The actor wanted to perform his stunts himself. Although he was very insistent, he had to agree to be double-crossed by a professional because of the dangerousness of the action. Inaugurated in 1862, the Grand Hotel has 470 rooms.

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Hotel George V

Ethan manages to locate the room of the Albino’s “accountant” but is interrupted by a call from Zooey. This one’s waiting for him on a father-daughter date. The personalized ringing of the phone corresponding to the teenage girl’s calls was invented during the filming, so that the viewers could identify with the character. This is the title I love it from Icona Pop featuring Charli XCX. This hotel, built in 1928, joined the eight other palaces in France in 2011. It has 244 rooms including 59 suites.

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Christine’s workplace

Ethan’s ex-wife Christine (Connie Nielsen) works in this beautiful building. It is on the steps of the Petit Palais that she says she is in a meeting, in order to avoid talking to her ex-husband. The Petit Palais actually houses the Paris Museum of Fine Arts. Built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900, it was converted into a museum in 1902.

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International House of the University of Paris

After long years of absence, Ethan finds his daughter, Zoey, in front of the university where she studies. This small castle, copied from that of Fontainebleau, is not a site where students take courses, but it offers a range of services with a swimming pool, restaurant and a huge library.

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First meeting between Vivi and Ethan

Vivi calls Ethan at the rue des Barres market and talks about a contract. The two characters are chatting just at the corner of the rue du pont Louis-Philippe and the rue des Barres, in front of the restaurant “Chez Julien”. In reality, the market does not exist. The place also serves as a reunion for Senera and Blair at the beginning of one of the two Parisian episodes of Gossip Girl.

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Cult! movies: 100 mythical places of cinema [French Edition]

Since the dawn of cinema, films have invaded the world and highlighted sometimes unexpected places. Every film location has its secrets. The latter are sometimes as exciting as the feature films themselves.

Did you know that the cemetery where the final duel of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly was built from scratch and that no body lies there? Or that the bus ofInto The Wild has been moved to discourage fans from spending the night there? From the story of the construction of The Bridge on the River Kwai to the incredible encounter during the shooting of the last scene ofIndiana Jones and the Last Crusadeembark on an exciting world tour with the greatest stars of the seventh art. Shiver in the real haunted house ofAmityville and discover the terrifying anecdotes of the making ofApocalypse Now in the Philippines. Visit the building of Blade Runner before stopping at Hogwarts and finally landing in Jurassic Parkin the middle of the Hawaiian archipelago. What if we also took you behind the scenes of the making of the Hobbits’ village of Lord of the Rings ?

Produced by a team of pop-culture specialists and enhanced by numerous anecdotes, Cult! movies tells the secrets of the places that made the history of cinema.

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By Anthony Thibault

Thursday, January 24, 2019

From the "Casimir generation", Anthony has kept (in addition to a passion for Goldorak) a taste for inventive images, experimentation and curiosity. Passionate about travel and pop culture, he co-founded Fantrippers with Nicolas Albert to share his passion with as many people as possible.

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