I've already established that I love visiting film locations in person. And Paris is the perfect location for that sort of thing. Funny Face, Before Sunset, and Charade are just a few of my favorite movies set here. Of course for me, when I think of Parisian movies, the first movie that comes to mind is Amélie.
For those of you who haven't seen the film (do you exist?), the Cafe des 2 Moulins is where Amélie works and many scenes are set. It was really lovely to see that Jeunet didn't change the cafe much to accommodate the film-- it still had the same retro details and vibrant energy on its own.
As my feet dangled from my bar stool and I sipped my tea, I got tons of smiles from the waiters and the barista. They knew why I was here. In fact, I'm sure they knew why most tourists were there. And instead of resenting tourists who come to crowd their famous cafe, they were very kind and proud that we had all made the long journey just to see them.