You will actually start the Paris
film trail of The Devil Wears Prada in the medieval part of Paris where Andy and the
handsome writer Christian are strolling along after a day at the fashion shows.
You will get to experience the narrow streets located between the River Seine and Place Maubert and on Rue de la Bucherie find a
beautiful building that was first built in the 1600's, which has a rotunda (round room)
that was originally a place of medicine.
Then take the Rue de Bievre that follows the course of an old river which used to flow
into the River Seine, but it was diverted into the drainage system and is now covered, yet
also down this street you will find a beautiful and tranquil garden that is not even shown
You may remember seeing Andy hurrying to get across Paris
to warn Miranda about a plot against her. Well, Andy rushes across the Pont des
Arts, which is an iron bridge that was built in the early part of the 1800's to link the
famous Louvre museum and the Institut de
This is a lovely spot for some superb views of Paris and is popular with artists and
photographers or couples relaxing taking in scenery on the many benches, but after it was
severely damaged by a barge, due to its history, it was completely rebuilt as a replica in
The next stop on the Devil Wears Prada film trail is Place de La Concorde which is the scene
where Andy realises that she needs to make a fresh start away from the fashion industry
after the shows are over.
Place de la Concorde is actually the largest square in Paris and is ringed by
statues. In the centre of the square you will get to see the famous obelisk that was a gift from Egypt in the
1800's, but is already over 3000 years old!
A beautiful square with fountains and prestige, it one of the major symbols in Paris,
especially if you can get to see it all lit up of an evening.
In another scene of the film, you will see Miranda waiting in a limousine for Andy to come
out of a fashion show and this was actually shot at the Musée Galliera, which is also
known as the Musée de la Mode de la Ville
de Paris. You will find the Musée Galliera housed in the 19th century
Renaissance style palace that was owned by the Duchesse Galliera, who had this beautiful
mansion built in 1888 and is a museum dedicated to fashion and the history of costume that
was officially opened in 1977.
Obviously Paris is known for its fashion, luxurious clothing, accessories and couture and
even though people think of the Champs Elysees
as the main street, it is actually one of the side streets called Avenue Montaigne that is
home to such names as Chanel, Christian Dior and of course Prada.
The street was actually named after the writer Michel de Montaigne and in the film this is
where you get to see Andy rushing past all those famous shops back to her hotel.
And, the last stop on the Devil Wears Prada film trail of Paris is going to the Petit Palais in the 8th arrondissement, where
Miranda and Andy arrive at, to attend one of the top Paris fashion shows.
Located opposite the Grand Palais, the Petit Palais was reopened after some extensive
renovations to displays artworks up to the early 20th century. The exhibition areas
are laid out around an interior garden and the large windows overlook the Champs Elysees
Well, this may have given you an idea of the tour, but you can obtain the free leaflet
style guide by visiting one of the Tourist Information Centres, which will provide you
with a lot more fascinating facts and pictures, to make the trail even more interesting.