8 movies to discover Paris
from home

In these weird days, time is more for watching a good movie under our blanket than planning our next trip… And there is nothing bad with that! 
While waiting for your next visit in Paris (and at Maison Mère), here are the 8 movies that you should definitely watch to (re)discover Paris from your couch.  

8 movies to discover Paris ©8 movies to discover Paris

Luc Besson, 2005

One of the masterpieces of Luc Besson, all black and white where Jamel Debbouze reveals his acting skills next to the amazing Danish actress, model and film director Rie Rasmussen. Enjoying the media hype around Da Vinci Code, Angel-A was shot in Paris in the greatest secrecy. 


Woody Allen, 2011

Inspired by the book Paris is a Moveable Feast by Hemingway, this unavoidable romantic comedy tells the story of two young American spouses on a trip in Paris, and reveals the whole City of light’s mystical magic.

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Maison Mère - The Dreamers ©Maison Mère - The Dreamers

Bernardo Bertolucci, 2003

A moving movie in its interpretation of freedom in this historic period of May 1968. The Innocents is an initiatory journey: the one of three young adults testing their own limits to finally find themselves. 


Wes Anderson, 2007

Prologue of the movie The Darjeeling Limited, this short film stars Nathalie Portman and Jason Schwartzman who act as two young lovers who meet in a hotel room in Paris. To discover urgently! 

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Maison Mère - Amelie Poulain ©Maison Mère - Amelie Poulain

Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001

Unmissable classic from French cinema, it is undoubtedly THE movie who comes to mind when we talk about Paris. Audrey Tautou reveals herself next to Guillaume Laurant and immerses us in the authentic and wonderful area of Montmartre.  


Richard Linklater, 2004

This movie is part of a trilogy, following Before Sunrise (1995) and preceding Before Midnight (2013) where we follow the story of Jesse and Céline, nine years after their first meeting in Vienna in the previous movie.  
Stroll with them around the parisian streets and wander on the Seine embankments for an afternoon, to make up for the lost time. 

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Maison Mère - Paris je t'aime ©Maison Mère - Paris je t'aime

Olivier Dahan, 2007

A biographic movie tracing the life of one of the most famous French singers, Edith Piaf, performed by Marion Cotillard. Thanks to this poignant movie, she was bestowed with the title of Best Actress by the Oscar as well as many other rewards.


Collective movie, 2006

Paris Je t’aime is a collective movie gathering 18 short movies made by 22 filmmakers. Imagined in the form of chapters, these short movies all deal with amorous encounters in one area of Paris. Definitely one of the best movies to immerse yourself in the romantic universe of the City of love. 


Discover every week the profile and on-set anecdotes of one legendary movie with the #MMCinemaClub on our Instagram account. What are your favorite movies about Paris? 

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