European Heritage Days 2022: in the footsteps of Georges Méliès in Montreuil

Published by Nathanaël B. · Published on 1 August 2022 at 10h58
For European Heritage Days on Saturday September 17 and Sunday 18, 2022, the city of Montreuil invites you to discover cinema trailblazer Georges Méliès thanks to a walk in the streets of the city that saw his talent rise.

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Montreuil is a major city in the cinema universe. This is simply the first city to have housed a movie studio, the Star Film, aka Georges Méliès’ company. The moviemaker, then magician, was the first one to use cinematograph as a tool allowing to tell fantasies, inventing special effects. The whole city is packed with secrets related to the inventor of the cinematographic art to discover. Book your ticket now!

European Heritage Days 2022 program:

  • Walk in the streets of Montreuil

Have a walk in the land of cinema, following a route telling his story. First, you will learn Georges Méliès’s fanciful story, his funny and magical movies, and walk by the former location of his studios, where over 500 movies have been shot. Then, you will see the movie theater named after him, the Méliès, a super auditorium and Montreuil pride. Then, you will walk in the streets of the lower Montreuil before discover the movie studios now used and the lovely and remote shooting locations of many movies.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 17 September 2022 to 18 September 2022

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    Location

    93100 Montreuil
    93100 Montreuil

    Prices
    Free

    Average duration
    2 h 15 min

    Booking
    exploreparis.com

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