Filming location in Inception

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Bending the City

Ariadne begins to manipulate the physics of the dream, twisting the streets of Paris into a remarkable spectacle. This iconic scene from the movie “Inception” was shot in the heart of Paris. To discover the precise filming location, continue reading or click on the map pointer in the navigation area.

“I guess I thought that the dream space would be all about the visual, but it’s the feel of things. My question is what happens when you start messing with the physics of it all.”


Where Did They Film the Scene Where Ariadne bends the City?

The unforgettable scene where the city is folded like a book was filmed at the intersection of Rue Bouchut and Rue Pérignon in Paris, France.

The street that Cobb and Ariadne observe as the city bends above them is Rue Bouchut. This is the same street where the Café scene was shot, where everything exploded: Dreaming in the Paris Café.

After the city is folded, Cobb and Ariadne walk forward on Rue Bouchet. The scene also features the Louis-Georges Mulot monument, with cars driving vertically up and down beside it.

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The Scene Filmed at Rue Bouchut: Ariadne Bends the Streets of Paris

Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Ariadne (Ellen Page) walk through the streets of Paris in Cobb’s dream. Ariadne ponders what might happen if she alters the physics of the dream. As she concentrates, the city in front of them starts to bend upwards. Cobb, clearly impressed, watches Ariadne. The streets then fold back over them as if closing a book. When it stops, the part of the city that was folding is directly above them.

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