Cinema Chic on the Champs


Going to the movies on the Champs-Elysées has been a favorite PB pastime for many years. Not only are you guaranteed a VO (version original), but there is nothing quite like exiting a theater to the sight of the Arc de Triumph. La Grande Classe.

Going to the movies on the Champs should call for a bit more effort than your typical outing to the megamall in Podunk. I know the MacDo is right next door to the George V cinema, but BigMac’s and popcorn are far too middle America for full-time Parisians.

Here is how to bring a little chic to your next flic.

1. Instead of popcorn, stop in at Ladurée and pick up an assortiment of macaroons to go. Try the new summer flavor “menthe glaciel” which is my favorite new option– it tastes like a mojito. Other winning flavs are pistache, chocolate amer, rose, and fleur d’oranger. 

2. Walk up towards the Arc to the Drugstore, where you can pop in and grab a demi-bouteille of Veuve Clicquot, pret-a-boire and easily stuffed into your oversized raffia YSL bag. Don’t forget to ask for 2 plastic cups (assuming you’ve brought un ami). Proceed across street to George V theater.

Champagne and macaroons will make even the most mundane of blockbusters, like Fantastic4 & the Silver Surfer, seem enchanting.

Bonne séance! For a nice apres-drink, cross the Champs and head towards the Arc to Sir Winston’s, a favorite watering hole of the 8ème crowd.


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2 thoughts on “Cinema Chic on the Champs

  1. Hi!
    I just have to say that I love your blog!
    I am maybe moving to Paris this autum and I’m looking forward to it!
    Maybe I’ll see you around!

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