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Paris, circa 2399

Paris at the turn of the 25th century

Cafe des Artistes

View from the Café des Artistes in 2342

For the Starfleet commodore, please see Paris (Commodore).

Paris was a major city on the planet Earth. The office of the President of the United Federation of Planets was located here. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country; DS9: "Homefront", "Paradise Lost")


Paris Street Rainy Day

19th century Paris

As the former capital of the country of France, Paris was known for its rich history in both politics and entertainment.

In the late 19th century, Paris was a terminus for the famed Orient Express. (TNG: "Emergence")

In 1893, while incognito, Captain Picard claimed to lead a group of actors which had played in full houses in Paris, London, and Milan when an away team from the USS Enterprise-D traveled back in time to San Francisco. (TNG: "Time's Arrow, Part II")

The Spirit of St. Louis landed in Paris after the first successful trans-Atlantic flight. (Star Trek: Enterprise, opening credits)

In 1930, the French Foreign Minister Jean Labeau met with the US ambassador in the city. (TOS: "The City on the Edge of Forever")

Paris, France

Paris sometime prior to World War III

Paris was the subject of the painting Paris Street; Rainy Day. This painting was featured in a book owned by Henry Janeway, which he displayed to create a Parisian atmosphere for a dinner between him and Shannon O'Donnel in 2000. Both agreed that they'd like visiting Paris. (VOY: "11:59")

Like most cities on Earth, Paris was devastated by nuclear weapons during World War III. (SNW: "Strange New Worlds")

Paris, 2257

Paris in 2257

In 2257, Michael Burnham met her adoptive parents, Sarek and Amanda Grayson, at the Federation facility in the city. (DIS: "Will You Take My Hand?")

One of the most important historical landmarks in the city was the Eiffel Tower, a structure which stood for more than 480 years. The Café des Artistes offered an impressive view of the tower and was located near the office of the Federation President by 2342. Aside from that, the city also consisted of modern architecture built alongside its countless ancient buildings. (TNG: "We'll Always Have Paris")

Paris was home to a prestigious medical complex. While attending Starfleet Medical Academy, and dating Palis Delon, it was here that Julian Bashir was offered a job by the owner of the complex, Delon's father. (DS9: "Armageddon Game")

Paris, 2372

Paris in 2372

Paris was also one of many possible destinations seen in an Iconian gateway in 2372, on the planet Vandros IV in the Gamma Quadrant. (DS9: "To the Death")

In 2375, as Miles O'Brien thought about his new residence on Earth, Kasidy Sisko stated that she had heard great things about Paris. (DS9: "What You Leave Behind")

In 2401, Paris was among the cities targeted by the Borg-controlled Federation fleet after Earth's planetary shields fell. (PIC: "The Last Generation")

Holographic Paris[]

As with Café des Artistes set in 2342, Paris – in a variety of time periods – was a popular destination among holographic programs. (TNG: "We'll Always Have Paris")

In 2374, in a 16th century Florentine setting, the da Vinci hologram, in a conversation with Catarina, spoke about the quality of a wine at a Parisian tavern when he was interrupted by the USS Voyager being attacked. (VOY: "Concerning Flight")

The Club Ingenue in the Julian Bashir, Secret Agent holoprogram was set in Paris in 1964. (DS9: "Our Man Bashir")

The holosuites in Quark's Bar had a holoprogram modeled on Louis Pasteur's house in Paris. (DS9: "Distant Voices")

In a holoprogram that was set in 1944 and was enacted aboard the USS Voyager, the character of Katrine claimed that the French Resistance was active in Paris, but not Sainte Claire. The character also told her customers stories about her latest adventure in Paris. (VOY: "The Killing Game")

In another program experienced on the USS Voyager (this one set during the 15th century), the Leonardo da Vinci hologram said that he wanted to leave Florence and move to France, whose king was a great admirer of him. Leonardo wanted to convince "Catarina" to come with him and told her of a tavern outside Paris that had excellent wine. (VOY: "Concerning Flight")

The Champs-Elysees was also a famous section of Paris and an available program aboard the USS Enterprise-E. (Star Trek: First Contact)

In late 2374, Quark had a holoprogram of Paris in 1928 which Odo and Kira Nerys once used, to celebrate their one-month anniversary. (DS9: "The Sound of Her Voice")



Background information[]

Paris Sunrise 2372 copy

Paris skyline in 2372

The skyline of Paris seems to change considerably between 2342 and 2372, most notably in the area of the Seine River near the Iéna Bridge. Where formerly a large tube enclosed the top of the bridge running east-west beneath the Eiffel Tower and beyond, it seems by the 2370s that both the bridge and the banks of the Seine have been restored to their 21st century appearance. Several large towers to the east of Eiffel are now also gone.

The holodeck recreation of Paris seen in TNG: "We'll Always Have Paris" used a painted scenic backing that was reused in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. (text commentary, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (Special Edition) DVD) This matte painting was by Eric Chauvin. (Star Trek Encyclopedia, 4th ed., vol. 2, p. 126)

As evidenced by an early story outline of TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II", Paris was originally to have additionally appeared in that episode, portrayed with a matte shot of the city at night. Paris would have been portrayed as the site where an invading Borg cube exploded. [1]

According to Star Trek: Star Charts (p. 32), Paris was the capital of Europe.

Paris exteriors for the Star Trek: Discovery episode "Will You Take My Hand?[!] were filmed at the Vaughan City Hall in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. [2]

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