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VIDEO: Discovering Paris through seven movies

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VIDEO: Discovering Paris through seven movies
How many of these film location can you you recognise? Photo: Film Tripping/Nina Cangdon
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They say walking through Paris is often being like on a film set given the amount of movies set there. Here filmmaker Nina Cangdon guides us through seven film locations in the City of Light. How many do you recognize?

Who doesn’t remember a film set in Paris?

Let’s face it: There is no better city in the world than the French capital when it comes to inspiring film directors from all over the world.

Coinciding with the annual French Film Festival in the UK, filmmakers, Paco Zamora and Fran Viña, introduce us to #FilmTripping, a joint project with the travel company, Expedia.

Behind this video there is an intention to showcases Paris as the city where anything is possible.

The video “FilmTripping”, invites film lovers and travellers to discover the City of Light through old cinema and new. The idea was to choose seven of the best films set in Paris and show the locations where some of the scenes have taken place, from the perspective of someone who explores Paris for the first time.

The seven locations as well as the establishing shots were filmed in two days and the cast of actors were from France, Italy and Spain.

The video “FilmTripping”, invites film lovers and travellers to discover the City of Light through old cinema and new. The idea was to choose 7 of the best films set in Paris and show the locations where some of the scenes have taken place, from the perspective of someone who explores Paris for the first time.

These are the Parisian locations and films suggested by FilmTripping, so don’t hesitate to click play to see how many do you recognise.

Shakespeare and Co: The most famous bookshop in Paris. Here two old lovers meet nine years after their first encounter (Before Sunset, 2004)

Pont-Neuf: The oldest of the new bridges in Paris sets love drama, Les Amants du Pont Neuf (1991)

Île de la Cité: This natural island floating in the river Seine was chosen by Woody Allen as the scenario to shoot a good number of scenes from Midnight in Paris (2011)

Canal Saint-Martin:Casually cool and bohemian, the Canal Saint-Martin is Amelie’s favourite corner in Paris to throw stones to the water (Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain, 2001)

Passage Plantin (Belleville): La Belleville attracts locals and tourists because of its spirit of independent commune. The narrow street, le Passage Plantin, was also immortalised on screen in The Bourne Identity (2001.

Pigalle: The most famous cabaret in the world is based in this busy avenue. Do you remember the movie Moulin Rouge! (2001)?

Trocadéro: Travellers can get from here the best Paris views. Trocadéro was also the setting for one of the segments in Paris Je T´aime (2006).

SEE ALSO: New interactive map plots Paris film locations

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