The best films to watch before visiting France will really get you in the mood for your trip. Evocative of all things Gallic, the movies will build your expectations so much that you could be a fully-fledged Francophile before you even set foot on French soil. These films to watch before visiting France will give you a taste of French food, French Romance, French fashion… oh well, you get the picture. For more than a little touch of je ne sais quoi, read on…
1. An American in Paris
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This musical will have you dancing along with the great Gene Kelly and sweet Leslie Caron, as you quickly recall the melodies to the soundtrack’s classic songs. As one of the best films to watch before visiting France, An American in Paris may show the typical artist-in-a-beret stereotype of the city, but it doesn’t make Paris any less enticing. Written in 1938, the film has stood the test of time. And who can pass up an improvised pas-de-deux beneath the Pont Neuf, next to the Seine? Ir-re-sist-ib-le.