Bear with me, it will be over soon. This post was originally written in , yet it remains one of my most visited. So, I feel it is my obligation as a lifelong Sex and the City fan to make sure that information remains up-to-date. Thanks to other SATC fans I have been able to learn the identity of some of the locations that alluded me.
Now back to the post! The rest is history! The scene takes place in a restaurant that faces the Seine. It was modern and funky with plastic chairs and I have been dying to know where it is for years! For some reason, I had it in my mind that it was a restaurant inside of a museum and I had tried unsuccessfully to figure out exactly which one.
After a while, I forgot about it. But about two months later, as I was downloading the series on iTunes so that I could watch it on my commute I re-remembered that I had never found the answer to my search. Then it hit me. I have a French husband! Well I knew that. But I had not thought about using him to help me in my search!
He found it in 7 minutes. The restaurant is called Kong. Ever happen to you, just need to know something, not to take action, but to just know it? This is where Carrie and Alec Petrovsky lived during their time in the city of light. It is a Parisian institution, in fact, it is a national landmark. Although totally within the means of both Alec and Mr. Alain Ducasse has a restaurant there, the flagship of all his restaurants and a meal there would be exceptional. You can drool over the hotel here.
And this is what the suite they filmed in looks like: The interior looks absolutely gorgeous! I love the bull mastiff who has a seat at the table next to her, classic Parisian, although I have never seen a dog this big on a chair, only small dogs.
Jeu de Paume museum. This is where Alec was preparing to display his art for his show in Paris. The building architecture looks very interesting, but I have never been. I remember Carrie coming into the museum to look for Alec.
The lighting was beautiful. You can find more information on the museum here. Le Pont des Arts. This one I have actually walked across. It is one of the few pedestrian only bridges if not the only? The perfect setting for the Carrie-Mr. These days you cannot get an unobstructed view as it now is full of love locks. If you know where any of the following are, please let me know! The bookstore where Carrie sees her book.
She sees the French version of Sex and the City in the window display and then walks inside to find that she has fans! They invite her out to dinner so that they can get to know her better, a chance to meet and make some Parisian friends. Where is the bookstore? And where is the restaurant that Carrie shows up late because Alec kept her?
My proposed Sex and The City Paris tour. Does my tour sound like fun? Want to go with me? Got any additional suggestions for tour stops?