French architecture, culture and cuisine play a role of honour in Ratatouille : The Adventure

“La Place de Rémy” celebrates one of the greatest stars of Ratatouille: Paris, its culture, its architecture and of course its love for fine cuisine. Ratatouille: l’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy now naturally has its place in the heart of Disneyland® Paris” Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, declared during the inauguration of the attraction on 21 June 2014.  

Watch out! Every single detail might be a reference to the French Culture…

Ever since its opening, Disneyland Paris has often found inspiration in French and European culture and architecture for its decors, shows and attractions (just as Walt Disney had for his movies). But, needless to say, the new district inspired by Ratatouille pushes the concept to its limits! This is a true open love letter addressed to France and to its capital. Indeed, everything refers to the Parisian atmosphere in the movie Ratatouille: the fountain for example, with its rat heads and champagne bottles in memory of the ones on Place des Vosges with their circular basins and their lion heads from which water pours out. The architecture draws its inspiration from Place Dauphine and Boulevard Haussmann. The universe, romanticised of course in the Disney●Pixar style, remains nevertheless true to life through its well-identified urban furniture: light posts, benches or billboards, reinforced by accessories such as bicycles or a scooter, as well as the lighting and background music arranged by Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino. The Imagineers studied each detail very carefully. Naturally, even the iconic Eiffel Tower appears in the attraction!

La French Gastronomy under the spotlights

The history of Paris continues at Bistrot chez Rémy, the new table service restaurant inspired from the capital’s famous bistrots. The typically French specialties were concocted under the guidance of Disneyland Paris Executive Chef, Christophe Coutanson, member of the Académie culinaire de France. A local company was actually the one to design and manufacture the various decoration elements in the entrance, a true homage both to the movie, French cuisine and France in general. And since the main theme of this new development turns around French cuisine, a commemorative plaque has been hidden somewhere on Place de Rémy as a tribute to the famous French chef Paul Bocuse. It is there for you to discover!

The bonds between Disney and France are historical and personal, as the ancestors of Walt Disney lived in Isigny-sur-Mer in Normandy, before going to the USA! France has inspired a great number of movies from the Disney Studios, such as Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, the Aristocats and of course Ratatouille. This love story continues today at Disneyland Paris with Ratatouille: l’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy!