One of the greatest strengths of Woody Allen’s 2011 film Midnight in Paris is that it functions like a dream tour of Paris, tapping into the way in which Gil (Owen Wilson) perceives and romanticizes the city. But the Paris that Allen photographs is very much real, even if it isn’t filled with the ghosts of the 1920s and 1890s that permeate the screen. Here’s a list of ten amazing locations from the film along with some information about where they are and their histories.
After a montage of various locations around Paris, the film truly begins with Gil in the garden of impressionist painter Claude Monet in Giverny. As Gil marvels at the garden, his fiancée is quick to shut him down. “You’re in love with a fantasy,” she tells him.