🗺️ Exploring Outlander's hidden filming locations: How shooting scenes set in Paris took an unexpected twist! Caitriona Balfe reveals the exciting details – check the full story in the comments 👇👇
2024/04/02

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In a recent interview, Caitriona Balfe, who plays Claire Fraser in the hit TV show Outlander, revealed the reason why scenes set in Paris were not actually filmed in France. The second season of the historical drama takes place in 18th century Paris, with Claire and her husband Jamie Fraser leaving Scotland in an attempt to change history.

According to Caitriona, the decision to shoot the Paris scenes in Prague, Czech Republic, was made to ensure the authenticity of the show. "We chose Prague because the Paris of today does not look like Paris of the 18th century," she explained.

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Over the years, Paris has undergone significant transformations, becoming a modern city unlike its historical counterpart. On the other hand, Prague boasts historical buildings, old architecture, and UNESCO World Heritage sites, making it the perfect backdrop for the show's depiction of Paris in the 18th century.

By choosing to film in Prague, the show creators were able to recreate the atmosphere and visual appeal of 18th century Paris, transporting viewers back in time. It's these attention to detail and dedication to authenticity that have garnered Outlander a loyal fanbase and critical acclaim.

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