Paris has appeared in countless films, advertisements, & documentaries shot by filmmakers around the world. Though most of us can easily identify the ‘Eiffel Tower’, there are many more landmarks that have appeared in Indian films.
Paris, the capital city of France, is also said to be the city of love & lights. Its considered to be the most romantic place on earth, and many also consider ‘French’ as the language of love. With so much love around, at times I just wonder, why did Yash Chopra chose to shoot most of his romantic films in switzerland 🙂
Nevertheless, several Indian movies have been shot in this beautiful country, showing landscapes of Paris and other places in the background.
Kangna Ranaut starrer ‘Queen’ was partly shot in Paris. Kangna being a hardcore romantic and fashionista herself, loves Paris and its one of her favourite destinations in the world. Kangna loves the rich architect and culture of the city.
Badra Bahaar song from the movie ‘Queen’ which was shot in Paris
Long back, the Shammi Kapoor & Sharmila Tagore starrer ‘An Evening in Paris’ was shot extensively in Paris.
Here’s the title song of the movie ‘An evening in Paris’
Bollywood Movies Shot in France
Bollywood movies shot in France, include An Evening In Paris, Ishkq In Paris, Jeans, London Paris New York, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.
Pont Alexandre III, Paris, France
Place De La Concorde (Fountain) Paris, France
Basilica Of The Sacred Heart Of Paris, Paris, France
Palais Garnier, Paris, France
Btw, did you know that Kalki Koechlin is a French-Indian actor?
France is Wooing Bollywood Film Producers
Considering the fact that France has several beautiful locations, the French Government indeed would like to see more Indian films shot in their country. Its also safe, a cost-effective destination and an exciting place to shoot films.
Did you know that the government of France offers ‘Tax Rebate for International Productions’ (TRIP)? Under this scheme, any production house that spends at least one million Euros in France gets a tax rebate of 20 per cent.
Probably, that’s a bit too high for most Indian production houses, and I guess that’s the reason why not many more Indian films are being shot in France on a bigger scale.
Bollywood Celebrities Awarded With the Title ‘Legion of France’
The ‘Legion of France’ is one of its highest civilian awards, conferred for excellent civil or military conduct.
Bollywood legends like Amitabh Bachchan and Lata Mangeshkar have been awarded with the title in the past, and now the Badshah ‘Shah Rukh Khan’ is to be honored by France with this title for his immense contribution to cinema.
France is among the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The French Riviera is the second leading tourist destination in the country, after the regions in/around Paris.
Top things to do when in France:
- Climb the Eiffel Tower
- Experience art at the Louvre
- Visit the Palace at Versailles
- Climb the bell tower at the Cathedral Notre Dame de Paris
- Ride the Matterhorn at Disneyland Paris
- Amble through the picturesque Normandy
- Walk through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris
- Ski, Snowboard, Hike, and Bike in the French Alps
- Tour Wine Country in Bordeaux
- Attend an A-list Party on the French Rivera
Checkout this video of Destination France.
Dialing code: 33
Currencies: Euro, CFP franc
Official language: French Language