Feel like following in the footsteps of Gustave Eiffel? To celebrate the release of the movie directed by Martin Bourboulon, Eiffel, starring Romain Duris as the architect and Emma Mackie, the Office du Tourisme et des Congrès de Paris provides you with a never-before-seen tour in the heart of Paris, in the footsteps of this peculiar character who designed what has become one of the most visited monuments in the world.
A walk taking you on the traces of Gustave Eiffel who designed other buildings in Paris, in a more discreet fashion. A walk taking you to the shooting locations of the movie, in the heart of the capital city. Printemps Haussmann and Shack, in the Triangle d’Or, in their metallic structure, the hanging footbridge of the Buttes-Chaumont,, the Paradis Latin cabaret, the Musée des Arts et Métiers housing a replica of the Statue of Liberty (loaned to the United States for a dozen of years)… As many placed marked by the architect whether he helped building them or not.
As for the shooting locations, you are encouraged to roam around the jardins du Petit Palais, in the Parc Monceau, the Bois de Vincennes, as well as immerse yourselves in the old-fashioned Paris at the Sorbonne, the Chez Flo brasserie, the hôtel de Castries, as well as the Usine Christofle in Saint-Denis. And of course, you shall walk by the Eiffel Tower, perhaps his most iconic work. Shall we go and discover Paris as built and seen by Gustave Eiffel?