Le Bristol in rue du Faubourg St-Honoré provides a setting in Woody Allen's latest film, Midnight in Paris, which opened the Cannes Film Festival this year. Time magazine reports: "Gil Pender (Owen Wilson), a writer who's grown restless piling up the money and credits as a Hollywood script doctor, has come to Paris with his fiancée Inez (Rachel McAdams) and her conservative parents John (Kurt Fuller), in town on a business deal, and Helen (Mimi Kennedy). Ensconced at the posh Hotel Bristol, they hate the city, the rich food, the people; they suspect, on little evidence, that a Bristol maid has stolen Inez's pearl earrings..."
Despite the slur, Le Bristol was happy for the exposure, which included shots of its 160sq m Panoramic Suite, which has a terrace, gum and Louis XV furniture. General Manager Didier Galvez said:"We were thrilled to assist Woody Allen, the cast and crew during the making of Midnight in Paris last summer... and are delighted that Le Bristol features alongside such a distinguished cast."
Owen Wilson as Gil and Rachel McAdams as Inez in the gardens of Le Bristol Hôtel