Been a fan of the intensely hilarious Netflix sitcom, “Call My Agent” (Dix pour cent in French) and wondering what locations have made an appearance over its four seasons? Here’s our shortlist.
For the uninitiated, this four season French series (with English subtitles, fret not) follows the lives of Andrea, Mathias, Gabriel and Arlette – the four stars of the fictional talent management agency ASK set in Paris and their adventures with their celebrity clients aka “talents”. Filmed extensively in Paris and beyond, you’ll come across “de bonnes adresses” as they say in French to visit when on your next holiday in France!
1: Le Grand Colbert Restaurant – Paris
This Parisian brasserie makes an appearance in Season two. You’re invited to a lunch with Mathias, Camille and her mom (PSST: if you haven’t watched the series yet, you’ll be introduced to these characters in Season one itself, we promise!). Located on the Rue Vivienne, next to the famous covered passage of Galerie Vivienne, the front of this restaurant finds its way onto the historical monuments list. Its interiors are as stunning as its exterior with its Belle Epoque charm and attractive mosaic tiles. Tuck into traditional French brasserie fare and seafood at prices that are easy on the wallet.
2: The Grand Rex – Paris
Again a season two appearance for this iconic cinema that is the largest in Europe since 1932. In the episode, you see Mathias’s clients Ramzy Bédia and his wife Virigine Efira being interviewed for their new film “Nos Petits Mensonges” at the Grand Rex. Did you know that the Grand Rex has hosted some of the biggest premieres in France over the years? On your next visit, make a stop here to enjoy a behind the scenes discovery of this legendary cinema. Who knows, you might just chance upon a shooting in progress!
3: Les Îlots de Chaillot Restaurant – Paris
We’re still with Season two, Mathias, Ramzy and Virginie. It’s here at this restaurant which offers astounding views of the Eiffel Tower that Mathias learns of some bad news. (we aren’t giving away any spoilers!). Located at the Theatre National de la Dance Chaillot at Place 1, Trocadéro, this restaurant is great for a meal and of course for the stunning views of the Eiffel Tower. You’ll be sure to have many Instagrammable photos from your meal here!
4: La Ménagerie, Jardin des Plantes - Paris
© Paris Tourist Office Photographer- Amélie Dupont The Jardin des Plantes that houses La Ménagerie
Where would you go if you’re nursing a broken heart in the most romantic city in the world? Well, we certainly know where Gabriel would go – La Ménagerie at the Jardin des Plantes! Making an appearance in Season three – La Ménagerie is the second largest zoological garden in the world and is home to a large variety of mammals, birds and reptiles (remember the sad looking Orangutan?). The Jardin des Plantes also offers verdant gardens and botany workshops for the interested.
5: Cannes, of course!
©Stockbym - stock.adobe.com A panoramic vista of Cannes
Cannes naturally needed to make an appearance in a series dedicated to the entertainment industry. You see Cannes in all its splendour in Season two when the cast descends on this chic seaside resort for what else, but the Film Festival. You’ll discover the Hotel Barrière le Majestic that is the temporary residence of our crew in reel time and in real life the home away from home of stars from all over the world. You’ll also see the famous Juliette Binoche grace your screen in this episode.
In addition to the above, you’ll also walk along the iconic Pont des Arts bridge in Paris with Andrea in Season one, get your first introduction to the series and to the famous actress Cecile de la France at the Westin Hotel in Paris and enjoy a breakfast with Mathias and Camille at the elegant Hotel Mansart in Paris. You’ll find many such landmarks making a “special appearance” as you discover or rediscover the series.
© UlyssePixel Getty Images Paris’s iconic Pont des Arts
While “Call My Agent” is sure to fix those travel blues, the series is also a must-watch for its engaging narrative, its peek into the workings of a French “bureau” and its portrayal of the incredibly humane side of its larger than life celebrities who make an appearance over its four seasons. We can’t wait to devour Season five, can you?