Paris Prep: Movies to Watch

Now that I’m finally done with the semester, I can’t believe that I’ll be packing my bags and heading to Paris to study abroad for the entire month of July. I’ve never been out of the country before so it’s going to be an incredible experience. I’m starting a new series on my blog that will track my entire process of getting ready! It’s amazing that in two months I’ll be in Paris, so I have been watching a lot of my favorite travel movies lately.
If you’re getting ready to vacation this summer, or just feeling the wanderlust, here are my top picks of movies all about traveling.

1. French Kiss
Of course this is at the top of my list because it takes place in France. Meg Ryan is hilarious and relatable in this 1995 romantic comedy about the quest to win the man of your dreams back.

2. Monte Carlo
This is a typical cheesy chick flick, but it’s honestly one of my favorite movies ever. Pre-Spring Breakers Selena Gomez and Blair Waldorf (oops I mean Leighton Meester) travel to Paris for a magical post-high school graduation trip and their trip turns into this awesome unrealistic Lizzie-McGuire-esque adventure.

3. The Lizzie McGuire Movie
“Hey now, hey now, this is what dreams are made of!” Okay, so maybe not every American tourist ends up discovering they have a famous pop singer lookalike and have to become them in order to help an attractive Italian man, but hey, a girl can dream right? This movie is a tween classic you probably grew up with, and features gorgeous sights of Italy and has a really catchy soundtrack. “Sing to me Paolo!”

4. Roman Holiday
This was Audrey Hepburn’s first major film, and it gives a lovely look at Rome in the 1950’s. If you’re in the mood for a romantic adventure in black and white, this film is for you.

5. Moulin Rouge
This movie is a whirlwind colorful musical set in France surrounding the historic Moulin Rouge. The mashup of modern music and vibrant costumes and crazy characters make for an iconic movie. Plus Ewan McGregor has the voice of an angel, so it’s great for movie night.

6. Marie Antoinette 
Ever since I was young I have been fascinated by the French Revolution and Marie Antoinette. I have always dreamed of walking through the halls of the palace of Versailles, which I will finally do this summer. I adore the costumes in this movie, and Kirsten Dunst makes a fab Marie Antoinette. Even if you’re not interested in history, this somewhat-historically-accurate movie is full of scandal and beautiful clothes that anyone can appreciate.

Happy movie-watching!
Xx Tracie

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      traciemarie
      May 15, 2015 at 4:40 pm

      Of course! It's one of my favorites! xx

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