Location of filming sites in Paris

Book a shooting location in Paris

Paris has always been an eternal film set. It's not surprising that the 7th art but also television or advertising make the eyes soft to the most beautiful city in the world. Film and audio-visual professionals will find in the City of Light a rental of natural sets in Paris or a rental of apartments for filming in Paris, lofts, atypical spaces in Paris... so many original, picturesque and often prestigious places. With Officeriders.com, there's only one thing to remember: silence, we're shooting in Paris!

The City of Light attracts French and foreign productions

Paris has always been and still is a magnet for productions. One out of every two films is shot on location in Paris or indoors. No less than 110 feature film shoots take place here each year, in addition to the many short films and commercials. The capital is one of the most popular cities in the world for both French and international filmmakers, particularly American productions, who flock to the City of Light to set up their sets. The history of the 7th art is there to testify to this fact. Since the invention of cinema, the capital has never ceased to inspire directors, starting with Claude Autant-Lara's famous "Traversée de Paris" in 1956. Since then, many great directors have fallen in love with Paris and have celebrated it in films that have become cult favorites. Among them, Woody Allen, an unconditional fan of our capital, with among others the film "Midnight in Paris", pays a vibrant tribute to Paris. Let's also mention the "Fabulous destiny of Amélie Poulain" which unveils the landscape of the picturesque Montmartre hill. More recently, "Intouchables" crowned Omar Sy best actor, not to mention the 6th opus of "Mission Impossible", one of the most spectacular films shot in Paris, which required two months of shooting.

Paris is indeed one of the rare cities capable of concentrating in a radius of about fifty kilometers an extraordinary variety of urban or bucolic settings, of incredibly varied interior decorations. Whether it's for a natural setting rental in Paris or for indoor filming locations in Paris, the capital remains an eternal setting for cinema, television or advertising. Each district has its own particularity and seduces for its cachet, although the 8th and the 16th are always among the most requested. The capital is full of natural settings in Paris, romantic, prestigious or unusual, starting with the mythical backdrop of Notre-Dame-de-Paris that can be admired in the adaptation of the famous novel by Victor Hugo. Other remarkable backdrops include the Louvre Museum, which is the setting for the plot of The Da Vinci Code, as well as catacombs, parks and gardens, museums, cemeteries, bridges, train stations and even the Elysée Palace, where the Tuches take up residence for a few hilarious scenes.

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A film location in Paris adapted to your project

In Paris, as elsewhere, each shoot is different and often requires the use of natural settings in Paris. The most sought-after locations are generally river landscapes along the Seine, shots of the Eiffel Tower, parks and gardens or famous squares such as the mythical Place Vendôme. Apart from natural Parisian environments, filmmakers and directors are also looking for a specific Paris location rental such as Haussmannian buildings or atypical Parisian spaces.

In the interior, an apartment rental Paris or a loft rental Paris is ideal for filming scenes for the cinema, advertising films, short films, TV series or why not photo shoots or various video clips. On Officeriders.com you will find the answer to your project thanks to a rental of lofts shooting Paris in the heart of the Oberkampf district near the Canal Saint-Martin, by renting a superb loft workshop or a magnificent bright apartment in the 20th district. Are you looking to rent an atypical space in Paris? A rooftop with a view on the capital will surely suit you! What about this superb private mansion a few steps away from the Porte d'Auteuil which could fit your scenario? The wide variety of Parisian indoor filming locations is able to suit any film project. In the very heart of the capital, private mansions, Haussmannian apartments and rooftops are very popular, while at the gates of Paris, a castle, a villa with a swimming pool, a suburban pavilion or even an apartment in a council estate will also be of interest to many producers.

Important criteria to study for a film location in Paris

Paris filming locations must meet several criteria and have essential assets to ensure the quality and success of the filming. Officeriders.com offers a wide selection of locations in Paris that have been rigorously selected for their suitability for the production of feature films, short films, commercials and video clips.

The interior must be spacious enough with a large main room of at least 40 m2 to install cameras and projectors while facilitating the movement of at least twenty people. A shoot may require many more people. A certain height of ceiling must also be taken into account to allow the soundmen to move without constraints. A large enough room will give the cameramen the necessary distance for the shots when the camera is required to take very close-ups of faces. If the room is too small, it becomes difficult to see the background, which is why it is important to choose a large room for filming. On Officeriders.com, Paris film locations can also have little extras such as a terrace for outdoor lighting, original decorations or exceptional views of the most beautiful monuments of the capital or the roofs of Paris.

Whatever your film location in Paris, it must be easy to access in terms of time for actors, extras and technical staff. In addition, there must be accommodation and catering facilities in the immediate vicinity. A film shoot lasts several weeks and requires certain facilities for the entire film crew.

Another essential point to consider for your film location rental in Paris is the accessibility of the site to the technical vehicles of the production department with the presence of sufficient parking spaces nearby. It should also be noted that the technical equipment must be easily transported to the filming location.

You should also choose a site that is free from surrounding noise pollution (school, church, hospitals, air corridors).

In the interest of economy, it is important to concentrate within a radius of about fifty kilometers a variety of sites that can be used as sets for the same film. The ability to move easily from an urban setting to rural landscapes, from a plush Parisian apartment to the splendor of a castle as prestigious as Versailles, is often a challenge that directors seek to meet.

Among the services offered by Officeriders.com, the rental of filming locations in Paris occupies a good place. A varied selection of indoor and outdoor locations is available to suit all types of film, television and other projects.