In the series, Emily has a way of finding herself in the most beautiful places in the capital, often at a corporate event. Set off in her footsteps with our guide to visit places in the series, but also places that could have been excellent alternatives, and let your guests discover the best of the Paris events scene.
In the series: The Atelier des Lumières / Our alternative: Studio Harcourt
The first digital arts centre in Paris, the Atelier des Lumières, situated in the 11th arrondissement, projects gigantic 3,300 m² exhibitions from floor to ceiling, using the latest cutting-edge technology. This magical place that enthrals Emily is also available for private hire and provides a unique scenography for your events from 50 to 1,200 people. You also get the chance to see the current exhibition during your event, or even project your company's brand identity directly onto the walls!
For our alternative, head to the mythical Studio Harcourt in the 16th arrondissement, on the other side of Paris. The studio is synonymous with glamour photography, with an inimitable style that has exalted the biggest stars. It is also an artistic venue where black and white portraits of celebrities line the walls. Ideal for a smaller scale event (up to 130 people), Studio Harcourt will leave a lasting impression on your colleagues with a unique photo experience on the prestigious photo set and their own portrait or a superb team photo to take home with them.
In the series: The Pavillons de Bercy / Our alternative: The Buddha Bar
In ‘Emily in Paris’, Emily goes to the Pavillons de Bercy – Musée des Arts Forains for the product launch of a luxury jewellery brand. The Pavillons de Bercy certainly offer decor that is worthy of a film set! A cabinet of curiosities, Belle Epoque funfair with a velocipede merry-go-round and century-old carrousels ... the dreamlike world of this place with its unique collection of authentic objects from the 19th to the 20th century, welcomes your receptions from 40 to 4,000 people. The auditorium of the Théâtre du Merveilleux, where most of the scenes were filmed, is an unusual room on the theme of tales and legends and can host up 800 guests for a prestigious event.
Let’s now leave the funfairs of bygone times to discover another venue with a unique aesthetic: the Buddha-Bar! This 450 m² restaurant with a gigantic statue of Buddha overlooking the main room comprises three areas, available for private hire, on three levels, and can accommodate any type of event for up to 200 people. The majestic size, the high-quality materials and the character of the venue will charm your guests. For a small-scale event (up to 25 people), step through the doors of the Secret 8, the Buddha-Bar’s hidden bar; a bar within the bar this veritable curiosity cabinet of the head bartender offers a unique sensorial experience.
In the series: Hôtel d’Evreux / Our alternative: Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild
A confidential private mansion offering a breathtaking view of the Place Vendôme and its column in the series, the Hôtel d’Evreux hosts the most prestigious events in the capital for up to 350 people. A remarkable example of architecture from the end of the reign of Louis XIV, the Hôtel d'Evreux houses magnificent, listed rooms, including the 300 m² Salle des Tirages, bathed in light from the glass ceiling: here refinement rhymes with history. As the venue is managed by the famous caterer Potel et Chabot, the culinary offer will also amaze guests.
If you are looking for a similar setting, the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild is another superb option for your event. In a listed private mansion and the former residence of Baroness Adèle de Rothschild, it offers 1,300 m² of space for events for up to 1,300 people for a cocktail reception, including a 500 m² event stage equipped with state-of-the-art technology. On sunny days, the 3,900 m² of gardens and the wooded, enclosed park offer a delightful setting for your event far from the hustle and bustle of the city.
In the series: Hôtel Plaza Athénée / Our alternative: Mandarin Oriental
In the series, it is at the Plaza Athénée, the famous palace on Avenue Montaigne, that Emily meets American actress Brooklyn Clark who is staying in the Suite Eiffel Haute Couture, which offers a breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower. In addition to the 130 m² available for private hire for small events, the hotel has many flexible spaces for events. The Salon Haute Couture, a majestic ballroom lit by seven chandeliers, is the largest room and can host up to 150 people for a cocktail reception.
Another of Paris’s palaces that Netflix could have chosen, and which would have also been a perfect option is the Mandarin Oriental. On the hotel’s top floor, the 350 m² Suite Royale Mandarin spread over two levels features a dining room for your corporate meals or meetings and a large lounge with a terrace offering a panoramic view of the capital’s monuments. Four modern rooms for events, three of which can be combined to receive up to 88 people, overlook the hotel's beautifully landscaped garden.
In the series: Palais Garnier / Our alternative: The Louvre Museum
In the eyes of the world, the Palais Garnier is an iconic Parisian jewel and it certainly makes an impression on Emily when she goes there to see an opera. But did you also know that this masterpiece by Charles Garnier with impressive voluminous spaces and rich decorative features is also available for private hire. The reception rooms and foyers can be adapted to all types of events, from fashion shows to product launches. The auditorium, furnished in red and gold and lit by a huge crystal chandelier, has 2,051 velvet seats and can host up to 2,000 people for a cocktail reception.
The Louvre museum, another landmark of the capital, will also impress your colleagues. In turn a fortress, a royal residence then a museum, its galleries recounting nearly a thousand years of history and the options for private visits in exceptional conditions make it an ideal venue for a prestigious event. The Hall Napoléon under the pyramid, the Sully rotunda, the mezzanines and the cafes Mollien and Richelieu welcome your events for 50 to 3,000 people. During the summer months, the Tuileries Gardens also play host to events.
In the series: the Hôtel de la Monnaie de Paris / Our alternative: Hôtel de la Marine
For the Fashion Week of Pierre Cadault, Emily discovers the fabulous Monnaie de Paris, whose palace is a listed Unesco building. The entire site, more than one hectare in the heart of Paris, offers exceptional spaces for professional events. With the first rays of sunshine the magnificent Cour de la Méridienne and Cour d’honneur can be used for events and enable you to hold open-air receptions for up to 900 people. Onsite, the starred restaurant of Chef Guy Savoy is also available for private hire and affords a beautiful view of the Seine.
At times a palace built to enhance the Place de la Concorde, the Crown Furniture Store and then the offices of the Ministry of the French Navy, the Hôtel de la Marine reopens to visitors in 2021 after being closed for several years. The stately reception rooms with access to the loggia and with an exceptional view of Place de la Concorde, the Cour de l’Intendant and the Appartements de Madame will be available for private hire for the first time (up to 300 people), a perfect opportunity to offer your guests an absolutely extraordinary experience. This major monument of Parisian heritage also offers a number of tours to accompany your event, one of which includes 6,000 works from Antiquity to the present day in the Al Thani Collection.