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Around the Grands Boulevards and as far as the Rex, this movie tour tells you about the childhood of cinema and evokes the mythical figures who made it successful: multiple inventors, directors, actors or industrialists who conquered Paris from the Belle Epoque to the 1920s.  

And since Paris is an open-air setting, we will talk about the films that have chosen the district: Hugo Cabret, Intouchables, Sherlock Holmes, Mission Impossible ...

Where ?

From the Boulevard des Capucines to the entrance to the Opera then to the Grand Rex.

Duration ?

2 hours.

​On your way

  • The Square de l'Athénée with the film Hugo by Martin Scorsese.

  • The invention of special effects by Georges Méliès and filmings at the Opera.

  • The place of the first screening, the cinemas of yesterday and the remains of today on the Grands Boulevards.

  • The Opéra Comique and the film Intouchables.

  • The charming Passage des Panoramas, witness to the attractions of the pre-cinema.

  • Mythical cinemas: the Max Linder and the Grand Rex.

Where ?

From Boulevard des Capucines to the entrance to the Opera then to the Grand Rex.

Duration ?

2 hours.

For who ?


This visit is perfect for those who wish to learn more about the effervescence of the early years of cinema - whatever their age - but also for teachers who want to supplement their image education workshops with a Parisian visit. .

Group of 15 people maximum for individual registrations. Up to 25 people for groups already formed. Possibility of composing several groups.

Weather report

Tours take place in all weathers, even in the rain! In the event of extreme weather (storms or hot weather), Ciné-Balade will contact you the day before or the morning of the visit to cancel or postpone it if possible.

Some opinions on this walk

Yesterday evening, I really enjoyed the Lumière walk led by Juliette, a dynamic and innovative speaker with tablet and mini speaker. The Lumière brothers were born in Besançon where I live. Thank you.

- Brigitte C.

Bravo to Juliette for her light walk that we did on Sunday March 3 with our friends from Bordeaux. Original walk that allowed us to discover the history of cinema. Juliette knew how to captivate us during these 2 hours of journey. To renew without moderation!

- Pascale

It is simply magic!
The Lumière route for lovers, with a fascinating guide, and under a warm sun in a beautiful district of Paris, what more could you ask for! Thank you to Juliette whose explanations, answers, little anecdotes make us discover the history of cinema with surprise and fun. The mention of the filming locations, the references to some cult and / or recent films is a very appreciable plus, it plunges us into the world of filming ... Really fascinating, I recommend to any couple, group of friends or fellow film buffs to take a cine ride, I myself am considering doing a second one!

- Stephanie

I'm not a movie buff and yet I loved this ride. Juliette is passionate about cinema and Paris, so she captivates. She takes us to very pretty places, explains (or rather tells us about) Paris through the cinema. Everything is well prepared, documented, she had to do a lot of research. She knows a lot about cinema, but also about Paris. Well done.

- Brigitte D.

I had the chance to take the Lumière course on the beginnings of cinema by the Lumières brothers in 1895 and I really enjoyed myself. The information provided by our superb guide and his iPad to complete them was perfect. I learned a lot about the history of cinema. I would wait for sunny days to do the other courses. Do not hesitate to ask her and offer this beautiful gift to your friends and relatives. WELL DONE  

- Christine A.

Paris Lumière Circuit! what insights, anecdotes, stories and details had our guide Juliette! It's simply nice, enriching to discover another aspect of these places that are sometimes familiar to the eyes!
And in addition the beautiful days arrive, do not hesitate to follow the guide. Beautiful walks to you.

- Camille CL.

A beautiful Sunday afternoon spent in the footsteps of the Lumière brothers and Hugo Cabret. I highly recommend…

- Yves and Ghislaine

The Lumière course in the company of Juliette is a delight. She knows her subject perfectly and shares it with a lot of enthusiasm and passion. We have forgotten the threatening sky!
Juliette made us experience great moments of cinematographic history, punctuated by images, anecdotes and made us discover traces of this past all along the route. Very enriching and interactive. We can't wait to discover the other courses. Thank you very much, Juliette.

- Migliore

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