No matter where in the world you’re from originally, Paris probably tops your list of must-visit-at-least-once destinations. The City of Light welcomed more than 25 million people annually before the pandemic halted travel, according to the city’s tourism department. Movies and TV shows that take place in Paris and celebrate its architecture, music, artwork, fashion, and museums, reflect the city’s iconic stature. That means that even in times when international travel is restricted or prohibited, there’s still plenty of Parisian culture to soak in.
Some big and small screen depictions are accurate, others lean on cliche. All are worth a watch if you’re missing Paris. These are the best movies and shows to add to your viewing list, according to travel industry professionals and locals.