When Carrie decides to move to Paris with Alexsandr Petrovsky, it was hard to grasp that we no longer could follow the four girlfriends during glamorous nights out and lunches that revolved around gossiping. But, just as awful as it was to realize that Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha weren’t going to hang out around the clock, just as fantastic it was to tag along to explore Paris.
Despite the fact that our beloved Carrie, fortunately, didn’t stay very long in the City of Love, there are still plenty of places to visit if you’re a Sex and the City fan!
Hôtel Plaza Athénée
It’s not entirely surprising that Carrie and Alexsandr stayed at one of Paris most luxurious and expensive hotels. Hôtel Plaza Athénée is located in the heart of the city, with walking distance to both Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. You can even see the latter from the balcony! At the hotel you also find Europe’s one and only Dior Institute, which offers exclusive spa treatments.
Dior at 30 Avenue Montaigne
After spending a week in Paris, Carrie starts to feel a little more at home and decides to go out shopping in the most glamorous stores. But she barely made it into the entrance of Dior before she slips and falls onto the floor that has gotten wet as a result of the rain water dripping from her red umbrella. To compensate for her embarrassing scene, Carrie purchased a lot more than she first intended.
Unfortunately, the relationship with Alexsandr isn’t going as Carrie predicted. Instead she is forced to spend most of the days all by her self. To pass some time, she decides to take a coffee at Cador, which unluckily doesn’t exist anymore. Nowadays you’ll find a restaurant named Cojean, at its place.
At restaurant Kong, the plan was for both Carrie and Alexsandr to meet up with his ex-wife for a lunch. But, what happens? Well, Alexsandr doesn’t show up and Carrie is forced to suffer through a meal that is anything but pleasant.
Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume
Right in the center of Jardin des Tuileries, you’ll find Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume. This is where Alexsandr had his exhibition, which made Carrie miss out on her night with some fans. In reality it’s a museum for modern art.
Not surprisingly, Carrie gets homesick when she reflects over her life in New York. She decides to call Miranda in order to ventilate her feelings. This scene is recorded by a pay phone at Place Saint-Sulpice, which is a big square with a fountain in its center.
Rue Servandoni and Promenade de l’Allée du Séminaire
Keep your eyes open while walking along the picturesque cobblestone street Rue Servandoni. Because this is where Carrie accidentally steps right into dog poop with her gorgeous designer shoes.
She later tries to rinse it off in a fountain at Promenade de l’Allée du Séminaire.
While Carrie wanders the streets of Paris all by herself, she passes the restaurant L’Avenue where four girlfriends are enjoying a meal while laughing with each other. Inevitably, she thinks about her three best friends in New York.
Pont des Arts
In the final episode of the entire series, we finally get to hear Mr Big tell Carrie that she is “The One”. These lovely words are spoken on Pont des Arts, which is a bridge in central Paris where couple hangs padlocks to prove their love for each other.