Filming location in Inception

Filming Location
Bridge with Mirrors

Ariadne and Cobb are walking onto a bridge, meticulously crafted by Ariadne in her dream. This intriguing bridge featured in the movie “Inception” is located in the heart of Paris. Want to find the exact filming location? Read on, or click the map pointer in the navigation area.

“Because building dreams out of your own memories is the surest way to lose your grip on what’s real and what’s a dream.”


Where did they film the bridge with mirrors scenes?

The enigmatic bridge where Ariadne creatively positions two large mirrors facing each other, leading to an unexpected confrontation with Mal, is filmed on the illustrious Pont de Bir-Hakeim in Paris, France.

This beautiful steel bridge over the Seine River has a prime location in the western part of Paris, and you can reach it within a 10-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower.

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Interesting facts about Pont de Bir-Hakeim bridge

Originally named Pont de Passy and later renamed in 1948 after the Battle of Bir Hakeim, the Pont de Bir-Hakeim bridge was constructed in 1905. This two-tiered steel structure serves pedestrians and vehicles on the first level, while the second level hosts the Paris M├ętro, known for its distinctive steel arches.

Besides its starring role in “Inception,” the bridge has also graced the silver screen in Hollywood films such as “National Treasure: Book of Secrets,” “Last Tango in Paris,” and, of course, “Inception.”

The scene filmed at the Pont de Bir-Hakeim bridge

Ariadne gets stabbed by Mal

Ellen Page’s character, Ariadne, learns how to manipulate a dream and uses this ability as she walks the streets with Cobb, portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio. At a bridge adorned with iron pillars, she places two large mirrors facing each other, creating an infinity projection of her and Cobb. A mesmerizing moment occurs when she touches one mirror, and it splinters. Cobb, although impressed, recalls a haunting memory of the bridge with his wife Mal (Marion Cotillard). He warns Ariadne against recreating real places in a dream, but his subconscious takes over, leading to a chaotic scene and Ariadne’s stabbing by Mal.

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