Emily In Paris: The Much Awaited French Connection

Emily In Paris: The Much Awaited French Connection
Emily in Paris showcases the city's picturesque icons, Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com

Created by Darren Star, 'Emily in Paris' might have hit the screens at a time when travel is down and out, but it sure does bring a sense hopefulness

OT Staff
October 09 , 2020
04 Min Read

Haters have a lot to say about the Lilly Collins-starrer Netflix series Emily in Paris. Well, it may be packed with cliches and stereotypes but we did find ourselves experiencing the ‘city of lights’ through the eyes of Emily Cooper aka Collins. While international travel still remains a distant memory for most of us, the glitz, the culture, and the Insta-worthy cafes of Paris sure had our hearts. 

Tackling culture clashes, juggling love and career, and forging new friendships, this latest Netflix offering has all this and a lot more, making it an ideal binge-watch for the weekend. The series follows Collins, as she finds herself navigating through the Parisien work culture and ethics while simultaneously building a massive Insta fandom for herself. As cliched as it may sound, the show is definitely an instant fix for your wanderlust. 

Read: Culture From The Couch

 
 
 
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The show begins with a montage of some of the iconic landmarks of the city. Though a rom-com on the face of it, for those of us who are travel-starved it served as a travelogue. The dreamy landscape and super chic fashion are reasons enough to put this on your binge list. Though the much-loved Eiffel Tower makes an appearance quite a number of times, it’s the Le Café de L’Homme that caught our eye. The traditional French menu coupled with the 30’s-inspired art decor leave you wanting for more. 

Another recognisable location is the Pont Alexandre III, a deck arch bridge that spans the Seine. Considered one of the most beautiful river crossings in the world, it stands seamlessly overlooking the Paris skyline, connecting Invalides on the left bank and Grand Palais on the right. The Palais Garnier also makes a cameo on the show. The architectural masterpiece is one of the most dazzling monuments that the city has to offer. It is also one of the most prestigious stages in all of France. 

 
 
 
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The one thing we couldn’t get enough of was the mouth watering French delicacies. From La Maison Rose to Cafe de Flore to even the Italian restaurant Terra Vera, the stunning visuals  and the chatter about food and wine are light relief in the midst of the pandemic.  For those looking to relive the movie magic, you know the spots to hit (virtually, of course).

Read: What Lies Beneath the Streets of Paris

 
 
 
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