When Emily in Paris hit Netflix it divided viewers. While the French complained about the worn-out stereotypes, others praised the romantic coming-of-age tale, watching a young American woman strutting around in extravagant outfits.
Now fans of the show can traipse around Paris as if they were Emily Cooper, played by Lily Collins, as Netflix grants permission for spin-off holidays.
Though the trip will not visit the exact locations featured in the series, the whirlwind five-day tour in the City of Love includes an optional run along the Seine and a visit to a French bakery where ‘the parfum of freshly baked croissants is in the air’ – but will set super fans back from £2,900 to £3,444, not including flights.
Living out their Emily in Paris fantasy, tourists will be able to sip Kir Royales, meet the show’s costume designer Marilyn Fitoussi and even learn the art of ‘French flirting’ from the tour’s own ‘Sylvie’.
Travellers will stay for four nights at a boutique 19th century townhouse hotel in the Latin Quarter, in the midst of Emily’s neighbourhood, the 5th arrondissement.
Netflix has given the green light for Emily in Paris tours to take place from next year, taking super fans around the city as if they were Emily Cooper
Living out their Emily in Paris fantasy, tourists will be able to sip Kir Royales like the protagonist herself
The whirlwind five-day tour in the City of Love includes an optional run along the Seine
A daily breakfast is provided at the Hotel Des Grandes Ecoles, along with two dinners and two Apéritifs. All other meals and drinks are extra.
The trip will be organised and run by Dharma – a start-up tour operator which has teamed up with Paramount Global, the parent company of MTV Entertainment Studios, the producer of the series.
Fans will be accompanied by lifestyle influencers, such as Ines Tazi, who will take them around the city, visiting all the iconic locations.
They will also delve into a photography masterclass, be given a French lesson and visit a Pain Au Chocolate making session.
Earlier this year, the traditional bakery featured in the light-hearted comedy begged fans to stop leaving bad reviews after visitors claimed it did not live up to its image.
La Boulangerie Moderne, a 19th-century bakery in the 5th arrondissement now sees 40 per cent of its trade coming from Emily in Paris fans.
But the business has faced criticism from a minority who argue that its pains au chocolat, croissants and service are not what they expected after watching the hit show.
Residents are becoming tired of the constant stream of tourists queueing up to take selfies in the quiet street outside.
The first Emily in Paris tour will kick off on April 17 lasting until April 24 next year, costing £2,907
La Boulangerie Moderne, a 19th-century bakery in the 5th arrondissement which was heavily featured in Emily in Paris
The bakery now sees 40 per cent of its trade coming from fans of the show, which stars Lily Collins (pictured right)
The first Emily in Paris tour will kick off from April 17 until April 24 next year
Run like Emily: Guests are invited to lace up their trainers and go for a jog through the city
‘It’s getting us down. Because of the series, people have wrong expectations,’ the owner Thierry Rabineau previously said.
‘They think our products are going to be incredible. But we have remained a classical neighbourhood bakery. We never claimed to be anything else,’ he told BFMTV news.
His daughter, Inès Rabineau, posted a video on TikTok asking fans of the TV series to stop hounding the shop. ‘My father is really hurt by this situation,’ she said.
‘A lot of people expect to find something out of this world but we are just a very traditional boulangerie. We’re not here to sell you a dream.’
The first Emily in Paris tour will kick off on April 17 until April 24 next year.
Charaf El Mansouri, the chief executive of Dharma told The Times: ‘We crafted these trips to ensure guests leave Paris with something far more meaningful than just a souvenir beret and some photos.
‘Our conviction is that the future of travel is not about the where but the why. So many of us seek travel experiences that are transformational.
‘Series like Emily in Paris make you wish that there was a ‘book now’ button at the end of every episode.’
MailOnline has approached Netflix and Dharma.