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Kir royal, sex on the Ferris wheel, administrative heaviness… Still so many clichés in season 3 of Emily in Paris


New episodes of the series produced by Darren Star were released on December 21 on Netflix. And with them, many caricatures of Parisians, and of France in general.

The beret, the croissants, the dog droppings... The stereotypes about the French and Paris, conveyed in the series

Emily in Paris

are legion, and this, from the first season.


Sex & The City

(a universe disconnected from the real life of New York women), producer Darren Star has depicted since 2020 the daily life of Emily Cooper (Lily Collins), an ambitious young executive from Chicago, who is transferred to Paris in a marketing.

A new life begins for her, between professional disappointments, romantic encounters and eventful evenings.

A pitch certainly, with rose water, but which has the merit of entertaining.

In video,

Emily In Paris

unveils its season 3

If the series makes Americans laugh and dream, it pisses off the French, and more particularly the Parisians.

Blame it on the absurd clichés scattered throughout the episodes.

In the first season, released in 2020, we noted an immaculate Paris, Emily Cooper's apartment presented as a "maid's room" but much larger, or jogging in the Tuileries gardens, done while enjoying a croissant in Montmartre, yet several kilometers away.

The second season was not free of caricatures.

We remember in particular the threesomes, which the French would be very fond of, or the famous Paris-Saint-Tropez trip aboard a sleeper train, which looked more like a trip on the Orient-Express than on a good old TGV .

And as you might expect, Season 3 once again features some new stereotypes.

The French McDo is glamorous

In the Season 3 premiere, Emily Cooper has a challenge: to promote the McBaguette, a sandwich from...McDonald's, of course.

To do this, the American goes with her Parisian friend, chef Gabriel (Lucas Bravo), to a restaurant of the famous

fast-food chain


Flat ?

Against all expectations, the "McDo" is presented in a very (too?) good light.

Imagine a trendy place with designer furniture, without any queues.

Even if the place really exists and is on the Champs-Élysées, it is a bit fantasized;

and remember: not all McDonalds are alike.

Emily and Gabriel at a McDonald's restaurant.


The kir royal is trendy

At another point, we find our (inter)national Emily sipping a royal kir with Luc (Bruno Gouery) and Julien (Samuel Arnold) near the Ferris wheel in the Tuileries gardens.

One of the friends explains to the American that tasting this cocktail – champagne with crème de cassis – is a tradition in France before the meal.

A tradition such that the French would not miss the opportunity under any circumstances...

In video, the interview of Lily Collins and Ashley Park for season 3 of

Emily in Paris

Pigeons in Parisian apartments

Another cliché: the pigeons that inhabit Paris.


Emily in Paris

, the Savoir agency thus knows an impromptu guest, while the team has shrunk considerably.

Now alone at work, Emily and her American boss Madeline (Kate Walsh) seek by all means to evacuate a pigeon, which has arrived out of nowhere.

The animal is obviously well trained since it is the concierge's bird, in cahoots with Sylvie (Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu) to get rid of Americans who have become too cumbersome.

Administrative hell

Sylvie, we could not be more ready to set up her agency in this third season, is on the verge of throwing everything away when it comes to creating her business, as the administrative burden is great.

Here, Darren Star puts his finger on a sensitive subject: the administrative complexity that often weighs on French entrepreneurs.

Emily helps Sylvie set up her new agency.


sex on the ferris wheel

Emily can't believe her ears when she learns from Luc, one of her colleagues, of the existence of a daring French tradition.

It would thus be necessary to have a sexual intercourse during a turn in the Ferris wheel.


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, no one knew...

Lunch in the Tuileries gardens with Emily, Luc and Julien.


A postcard Paris

For once, Darren Star's Paris is a little too good to be true.

The streets are clean, with no dense crowds on the sidewalk and no dog poo, the spacious apartments (but for what rent?), non-existent public transport (what's the point when you can teleport from the Marais to Montmartre in a fraction of second?), the well-bred pigeons... In short, a place where life is good, a bit far from the reality - alas - of the French capital.

In video, the interview of Camille Razat and Lucas Bravo for season 3 of

Emily in Paris

Source: lefigaro

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