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Films that take you to Paris

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“Ratatouille”

The 2007 hit film tells the story of a rat named Remy who has a talent for cooking. The film’s animated Paris backdrop is almost as good as the real thing, all air brushed and rose colored. It’s one of several films that can help you visit Paris without leaving home. (Pixar)
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“An American in Paris”

This classic, from 1951, stars Gene Kelly as a struggling American artist and Leslie Caron as a pretty young Parisian. The film won six Oscars. The “American in Paris Ballet,” set to the music of George Gershwin, may makes you want to go to Paris and fall in love -- even though the scenes were filmed on the backlot at MGM. (UCLA Film & TV Archive)
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“Love in the Afternoon”

The 1957 romantic comedy, directed by Billy Wilder, stars Gary Cooper as an American playboy and Audrey Hepburn as the mischievous Paris gamin who attempts to entrap him. Scenes in the Ritz include views of the Place Vendôme out the window. ()
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“Le Divorce”

Kate Hudson admires French lingerie in a scene from this 2003 romantic comedy based on a novel by Diane Johnson. The novel is centered on the fundamental incompatibility of a French family and an American family. The film version features scenes of contemporary Paris. (Arnaud Borrel)
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“Funny Face”

There’s no better place to burst into song than the Eiffel Tower. Kay Thompson, left, Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn perform in this 1957 romantic comedy, dancing and singing their way through Paris. See beatnik cafes in Montmartre as well as the couture shops on the Rue du Faubourg St.-Honoré. (Sergio Strizzi)
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“Gigi”

“Gigi” was a best picture winner at the Oscars. The 1958 film stars Leslie Caron and Louis Jourdan and features songs by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. The setting is Belle Époque Paris, with costumes right out of Georges Seurat’s “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.” (MGM)
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“Breathless”

This 1960 pic was director Jean-Luc Goddard’s first film. It stars Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg, running from the cops on the mean streets of Paris. ()
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“Amélie”

Audrey Tautou starred in the 2001 breakout French hit. The eccentric romantic comedy told the story of a shy young waitress (Tautou) looking for love, chiefly in Montmartre. (Bruno Calvo)
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“Is Paris Burning?”

Marie Versini and Jean-Paul Belmondo hit the ground in a scene from the film, which told the story of the liberation of Paris during World War II. The movie features a host of stars, including Kirk Douglas, Charles Boyer, Glenn Ford, Yves Montand, Orson Welles, Simone Signoret and Leslie Caron. (Paramount Pictures)
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