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Every day I think about how lucky I am to live in Paris, and I'm even luckier to get to see all those places through Ladybug's eyes. No one knows the city like Cat Noir and I do. Even when we're on a mission, we can't help but stop for a minute and marvel at the magical city we live in.

Marinette, "Marinette in Paris"

Paris is the capital of France and the country's most populous city. It serves as the setting for almost all the events of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir.

See also

See Wikipedia:Paris













Comics and books



Concept painting of the rooftops in Paris.

  • In real life, the city of Paris is divided into twenty arrondissements. However, as revealed in "Peril in Paris", a chapter book adaptation of "Stormy Weather", the series features Paris having twenty-one arrondissements with the 21st being fictitious.[1]
  • Paris was chosen as the show's setting to complement the show's romantic comedy undertones, as Paris is known as the "City of Love."[2]
  • It is considered to be a character by the production department.[3]
  • Originally, in earlier development, Thomas Astruc considered setting the series in Hong Kong, China, as French animated shows weren't usually allowed to take place in France, but Jeremy Zag supported the series' main location being Paris.[4]
  • The city is the main focus of the webisode "Marinette in Paris".
  • The distance between the featured locations is larger in real life than what they appear to be on screen.
  • Thomas Astruc explained at Comic Con Paris 2016 that Season 1 was limited in locations due to the lower budget. However, for Season 2, the crew has been able to expand on Paris' locations, adding real and important places like the Arc de Triomphe and Sorbonne.[5]
    • Paris in Season 1 was not meant to be entirely accurate. However, Paris in Season 2 is meant to be more geographically grounded.
    • Throughout Season 1, multiple landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower, change their location, depending on the episode. However, starting from Season 2, they've been consistently depicted at the same location.
  • According to Victory in the third issue of Miraculous Adventures, Ladybug and Cat Noir are the only superheroes in Paris presently.
    • Although "Miraculous Adventures" aren't canon, it's most likely true in the series as well, as all the people of the city were shocked when Ladybug and Cat Noir first appeared in "Ladybug & Cat Noir".
  • Ladybug and Cat Noir appear to be relatively unknown by civilians outside Paris:
    • Prince Ali, from the Kingdom of Achu, asks Ladybug who she is after she defeats Princess Fragrance.
    • Vincent Aza knows about Ladybug but seems to be a bit unacquainted with her, as he refers to her as "this Ladybug."
    • Wang Cheng, who resides in China, did not know who they were either, having to ask Hawk Moth who they are when he first sees them.
    • Markov, Max's AI friend, didn't know who Ladybug and Cat Noir were, and asks Hawk Moth during his akumatization.
    • Zoé Lee did not know who Ladybug and Cat Noir were until a taxi driver showed and told her about them.
    • However, there have been examples of outsiders knowing about them, including:
      • Italian exchange student Lila appears to be well-acquainted with both Ladybug and Cat Noir, lying about being saved by Ladybug and being friends with her to her new classmates.
      • Kagami Tsurugi, a Japanese student knew who Ladybug and Cat Noir were, even before meeting them in person.
      • Clara Nightingale, an American singer is a big fan of Ladybug and Cat Noir, and makes a song about them in Paris.
      • The United Heroez, a group of American superheroes, know about Ladybug and Cat Noir, and Aeon, and Jess, two of their members become friends with Ladybug and Cat Noir.
  • While the history of Paris is relatively the same in the show's universe to real life, there are a few changes.
    • Armand D'Argencourt's ancestor Darkblade took over and ruled Paris in medieval times, but he was overthrown by a wealthy Frenchman who used his riches to win the favor of the common folk.
    • Jeanne d'Arc existed, but unlike her real-life counterpart, she was a Ladybug Miraculous holder.
    • The Muskeeters of the Guard existed, but unlike the real guard, La Coccinelle was the first female of the guard and is a Ladybug Miraculous holder.
    • Heroes' Day exists but the real world Paris doesn't have a Heroes' Day.
    • French-American Friendship week exists, but the real world Paris doesn't have a French-American Friendship week.


Concept art


ve Places
Fictional places
Within France
Agreste mansion (Adrien's roomGabriel's atelierHawk Moth's lairKitchenNathalie's roomThe Crypt) • Bob Roth's officeCésaire apartment (Alya's roomElla and Etta's roomNora's room) • Collège Françoise Dupont (Art classroomBoiler roomCafeteriaLibraryLocker roomMr. Damocles' officeMiss Bustier's classroomMs. Mendeleiev's classroomRestrooms) • Fu's massage shopIce rinkLe Grand Paris (Chloé's room) • Liberty (Juleka's roomLuka's room) • Lila's roomRolland's residentialSwimming poolThéo's studioTom & Sabine Boulangerie Patisserie (Marinette's balconyMarinette's room) • TVi studioVincent Aza's room
Outside of France
Armstrong High SchoolCash AntiquesGuardians' templeHotel LafayetteMasush Palace HotelSacred CaveThousand Delights restaurantWu Shifu's school
Other places
Quantic Universe
Real life places
Museums and Monuments
Arc de TriompheEiffel TowerFontaine du PalmierGrand PalaisHôtel de VilleLouvreLouvre PalaceMusée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de ParisMusée GrévinNotre-Dame de ParisObélisque de LouxorPalais de TokyoPlace de la ConcordePlace de la SorbonnePlace du ChâteletSorbonneTour MontparnasseTrocadéro
Parks and Rivers
Canal Saint-MartinChamp de MarsJardins du TrocadéroJardin des TuileriesPlace des VosgesSeine
Pont Alexandre IIIPont des ArtsPont d'IénaPont Marie
Other places
Champs-ÉlyséesGare du NordÎle aux CygnesMénagerie du Jardin des PlantesMétroParc des PrincesRoue de Paris
DakarLondonNew York CityParisRio de JaneiroShanghaiTokyo
Outside of France
Big Ben
New York City
Liberty Island (Statue of Liberty) • New-York Historical SocietyTimes Square
Huangpu RiverNajing RoadOriental Pearl Tower