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Paris Story

Paris Story

11bis Rue Scribe, Paris, Ile-de-France

The Basics

Directed by Laurent Medec, the film traces the story of Paris from its ancient origins to the present day. Learn surprising anecdotes about the city, and discover the secrets behind the sights, from the narration. To make your visit to Paris Story even simpler, book your admission tickets online in advance of your visit. Entry to Paris Story is covered by the Paris pass and the attraction is a stop on hop-on hop-off sightseeing tours.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The movie theater can only be accessed via a short flight of steps, and is therefore inaccessible to wheelchair users.

  • Paris Story offers an express introduction to Paris and its monuments in less than an hour, making it ideal for time-pressed travelers.

  • The on-site cafe is the perfect place to enjoy refreshments pre- or post-screening.

  • If you’re mourning Notre Dame’s severe damage, Paris Story makes it possible to relive the landmark in its former glory.

  • The film is narrated in French but headsets provide audio accompaniment in six additional languages: English, German, Dutch, Chinese, Italian and Spanish.

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How to Get There

Paris Story is located at 11 bis rue Scribe in the 9th arrondissement, just around the corner from the Opéra Garnier. To get there using public transport, take Métro lines 3, 7, and 8 to Opéra; lines 7 and 9 to Chaussée d'Antin La Fayette; or lines 3 and 9 to Havre - Caumartin. You can also use take the RER line A to Auber.

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When to Get There

Paris Story is open daily. The film screening takes place every hour on the hour between midmorning and early evening.

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Highlights of the 9th Arrondissement

After your cinematic introduction to the city at Paris Story, continue exploring the 9th arrondissement. Just around the corner from Paris Story is Opéra Garnier opera house, a cultural and architectural landmark. If you feel like shopping, the glittering Galeries Lafayette and Printemps department stores—or grands magasins as they’re known locally—are also adjacent. Other neighborhood draws include the Musée de la Vie Romantique, dedicated to 19th-century Romanticism, and the Folies Bergère cabaret.

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