Amélie, the bucolic and whimsical French film by director Jean-Pierre Jeunet was made nine years and yet continues to hold a special place in the heart of romantics and Francophiles alike.
Many of the scenes from the film were shot on the streets of Paris though a fair amount of the interiors are from a studio in Cologne.
The first location that people will recognize in Notre Dame. It is outside this famous cathedral where Amélie’s mother is killed when a tourist falls from the parapet.
6 Place du Parvis Notre Dame, 75004 Paris, France – 01 42 34 56 10
The director Jean-Pierre Jeunet is from the Montmartre neighborhood of Paris and it is here too where he has his heroine reside. Jeunet creates a fantasy Montmartre full of bright colors and characters but in reality, this section can sometimes be on the seedy-side, especially at night. It is here that the film opens when a bluebottle tumbles down the cobbled Rue Saint Vincent. Rue Saint Vincent runs behind the Sacre Coeur, the famed hilltop church with unprecedented views of Paris. Amélie’s apartment is a few blocks away on Rue des Trois Freres.
Rue des Trois Frères, 75018 Paris, France
Amélie spends much of the film at her green grocer, which can be found around the corner from her apartment. It is here too that the oft-photographed Métro Lamarck-Caulaincourt can be found. This picturesque Metro station has a double staircase, and is the scene of Amélie’s encounter with the blind man where she describes all of the delicious sites of the market on Rue Lamarck
The phone booth that Amélie uses to search for ‘Bretodeau’ is located on Rue Mouffetard in the north at Rue Clovis. It is on the left bank in the Latin Quarter.
La Verre a Pied, Rue Mouffetard, Paris
Amélie is filled with an overwhelming feeling of love and desire to help mankind while crossing the wooden Pont des Arts near the Louvre
Pont des Arts
6ème Arrondissement, Paris
Amélie’s starcrossed lover Nino posts his Ou et quand?” flyers on at the line 6 station of La Motte-Picqet-Grenelle
Coming back to Monmartre and Sacre Coeur, here Amélie sets-up clues for Nino in the form of blue arrows.
35 Rue du Chevalier de La Barre, 75018 Paris, France – 01 53 41 89 00
Amélie works at the charming art deco Café des Deux Moulins which you can witness in its original state and eat “Amélie crème brulée.”
Café des Deux Moulins
15 Rue Lepic at Rue Cauchois, Paris