I’ve spent the last few years here trying to give you tips, advice and reasons for going to Paris, one of my favorite cities. This is of course assuming that you, as a reader, actually have a huge desire to go to Paris. Perhaps you’re in the midst of planning a trip or dreaming of the day when you can finally get there.
But what about those of you who aren’t quite sure if they ever want to travel to Paris? (Yes, I know you exist!)
Well, for those people, I have some great news! For those of you on the fence, I guarantee to have something that will push you over the edge. More of a hard shove, really.
And it will only cost you less than $10 bones.
Can’t wait to find out what it is it?
I won’t keep you in suspense. It’s Woody Allen’s new film, Midnight in Paris.
You don’t even have to get more than 10 minutes into the film to realize why. In fact, the opening sequence, which is set to lovely music, is a beautiful photo montage of the most glorious scenes in the City of Light. No dialogue, just a photo slideshow, each one more evocative than the next. I could have left after the first 10 minutes and felt I’d gotten my money’s worth without even seeing the movie.
The rest of the movie doesn’t suck either. The movie itself is fun, charming, heartfelt and enjoyable. The plot really resonated with me. But, in terms of Paris, here are just a few things you’ll get a glimpse of:
- Many Paris bridges, including Pont Neuf and Pont Alexander III
- Outdoor cafe and dining scenes
- Monet’s Garden at Giverny
- Rodin Museum
- Too many shots of the Eiffel Tower to count
- Champs Elysees and Arc du Triomphe, both day and evening shots
- France’s First-Lady, Carla Bruni, as a guest star
- Pont Royal
Take a peek at the trailer:
And if after you see the movie, you still aren’t motivated to jump on the next plane to Paris, well, then I give up. There is officially no hope for you wanting to travel to Paris!
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