Bonjour! As you may know, I am currently (right now as you read this!) on a trip to Paris! I’ll be in the city itself checking out all of the sights and then heading to Disneyland Paris for a couple of days and for the inaugural half marathon. If you’re also thinking about a trip to France you can use this handy France budget calculator to start planning! And of course one of the best ways to get excited for my trip was to watch a bunch of Disney movies set in France! Here’s the list I came up with – enjoy!
Beauty and the Beast
My favorite movie ever. Takes place in the French countryside! We watched this the day before we left!
Takes place in Paris in 1910.
Takes place in Paris and features the food! There’s a Ratatouille ride and restaurant in Disneyland Paris that we’ll be visiting too!
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
I’m so excited to see Notre Dame Cathedral, and Hunchback is one of my favorite Disney movies – and one that I feel is often pretty underrated.
Though perhaps not directly stated to take place in France, it was based on a French fairy tale so it’s the logical setting.
The original fairy tale is by the same person who wrote Cinderella (Charles Perrault), so again we’re going to assume it takes place in France. Plus the castle at Disneyland Paris is Sleeping Beauty’s and is supposed to feature some cool things – like the dragon!
These movies don’t take place in France, but they do have at least a scene or two that takes place there!
In this movie the Cars travel to several international destinations, including Paris. I’ve put it on this list for the sake of thoroughness, not because I actually recommend you watch it or anything 😉
In the 2011 Muppets movie they try to get the Muppets back together… and have to travel to France to recruit Miss Piggy, who’s working for Vogue.
Very briefly in the scene towards the end where Mike and Sulley are chasing Randal through various doors, they pass through one which leads them to Paris.
Did I forget any? What’s your favorite Disney movie taking place in France?