Walking in Amelie’s footsteps
One of the most successful French films is Le Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain -The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain. Not only was it a hit in France, but also in many other countries in Europe and in the USA. The film represents life in modern Paris and is set in Montmartre, which is located in the north of the city. One of the things that I love the most about this film is that it shows the streets of Paris as well as the most famous tourist attractions.
If you have just booked airline tickets to Paris I would recommend you watch this film so that you can walk in Amélie’s footsteps….and also because you will love it. If you would like to visit Paris and discover where Amélie was filmed, you should look for cheap flights with American Airlines, Delta Airlines or United Airways.
Now let me mention just a few of the places which feature in the film and which can be visited during your holiday in the French capital.
Perhaps the most famous place is the Café des 2 Moulins which is located at the junction between Rue Lepic and Rue Cauchois. This was the workplace of the main character, Amélie and inside there is a poster dedicated to her. Here you can enjoy a coffee and a snack before making your way to the Sacré Coeur and funfair which also feature.
The Canal Saint-Martin is often visited by tourists in Paris, who come to see the barges navigate the various obstacles in the canal. However, it is here that Amélie enjoys skipping stones. You can also visit the market Au Marche de la Butte on the corner of Rue des Trois Freres and Rue Androuet where she enjoys dipping her hand into sacks of grain.
Many other landmarks including the Parisian metro and the River Seine feature in the film. I loved the story and every time I go to Paris I always feel a bit like Amélie.