Follow Juliette Dubois of Cine-Balade through the streets of Montreuil, located close to downtown Paris, to discover the stages where Georges Méliès and other filmmakers shot films, from the pioneering to the contemporary.
We'll rediscover the city with Georges Méliès, from the "Le Méliès" cinema to the site of his former studios in Montreuil, while also paying tribute to other figures of Pariscinema such as Emile Reynaud, the inventor of animated films, and the directors of the Pathé-Albatros studios. Last but not least, we'll see that Montreuil is still a location for films and French series.
This exploration of the origins of cinema will, of course, be illustrated with photos and clips on our tablet.
When you hear "Paris in the movies", images and stories immediately come to mind. Ciné-Balade was born from the desire to show and tell them. A film historian, Juliette Dubois launched the Ciné-Balade concept in 2011 with the aim of using cinema as a way to rediscover Paris and its cultural heritage.
If you are a fan of movie-themed tours in Paris and the surrounding area, check out all of Juliette Dubois's visits on Explore Paris.
Photographic credit: Juliette Dubois.