The Café des 2 Moulin
The Café des 2 Moulin, 15 Rue Lepic, Paris, France, +33 01 42 54 90 50
In local-lingo, Maison Collignon is just called Chez Ali after its owner. Ali wanted to keep the signs from the film above his real-life grocers since Amélie’s apartment was located just over the store. In the film, Amélie avenges the nasty greengrocer by sneaking into his apartment and fiddling around mischievously until he no longer abuses his adorable assistant Lucien, who then takes charge of the grocery store with delight. Those keen to go away with an Amélie souvenir, stop by this place as there’s a great selection for sale alongside his fruit and veg.
This location boasts the title of being one of Paris’ oldest picture houses. Not only was it featured in Amélie’s cinema scene but it is also one of Montmartre’s last remaining hidden gems. It’s one of the lesser-visited film locations—compared with the Café des 2 Moulins that are always bustling with fans—and offers a more authentic Parisian experience that goes off the beaten tourist path. There’s only one screen, but a charming and cute café waits nearby to round off the film viewing nicely.
Cinéma Studio 28, 10 Rue Tholozé, Paris, France, +33 01 46 06 47 45
Abbesses Station (Place des Abbesses)
There’s a certain spark of magic while whizzing through the Abbesses Metro Station and realise it’s from the film. It’s the station next to the carousel where Amélie kindly assists the blind man and rekindles his passion for life, detailing all the delights he can’t see. Whilst the real station used for this scene was Porte des Lilas, the small and charming square of Place des Abbesses features heavily throughout the film as ardent fans will be quick to point out.
Sacré-Cœur, 35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, Paris, France, +33 01 53 41 89 00