Journey through the universe of the film "Fantastic Beasts"
Journeys | 15.11.2018
For the premiere of the film "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" we've collected all the interesting places from the adventures of Newt Scamander and his friends.
You can imagine yourself as the main character of the new film, travelling through the streets of Paris, where an uprising against Muggles is going to take place or stroll through the habitats of animals in this magical universe. Head to Furstenberg Square, where the Ministry of Magic of France is located, or take a stroll to the House of Nicolas Flamel.

You can also go to the underground bar in New York, which inspired the creators of the Blind Pig from the first film, or go to the studio in the UK and see the scenery in which the films are made.
Places for the films
Paris, France. The main events of the film "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald". As it was in th. Harry Potter series, we've got used to the fact that all magic is concentrated in the UK, but now the second part of the Fantastic Beasts shows us that wizards actually live all over the world, and the Paris streets really bring the gloomy atmosphere to life.
The Eiffel Tower. One of Paris' main buildings, without which the panorama of the city cannot be imagined. For 40 years, the tower was the tallest building in the world. Now it's no longer the case, but the 300-metre tower has become a symbol of France, and not a single trip to the capital can go by without paying it a visit. It was here that Grindelwald met Credence and Nagini to persuade them to join his ranks.
House of Nicolas Flamel. Nicolas Flamel is a French alchemist who is rumoured to have created the philosopher's stone and the elixir of life. This story was inspired by J. K. Rowling, who made this character significant for the entire magical world of the saga. In the film, he is a shy, but strong wizard who welcomes all who need help into his home. Imagine the alchemist's apartment: light from a variety of lamps and tables filled with bottles of various shapes and sizes.
Hidden place (Montmartre). The famous hill in the north of Paris, which, although located far from the rest of the sights, definitely deserves a visit. You can go to the Sacré-Cœur basilica, and on the way buy some souvenirs in some of the small shops.
Circus Arcanus (Rue Girardon). The French circus tent with its unusual creatures, as well as freak shows is very popular in the magical world. In the first part of the film, this circus performed in New York. It was here that Nagini lived incarcerated, turning into a snake every evening, while in a cage surrounded by onlookers.
Entrance to the Ministry of Magic (Furstenberg Square). The French Ministry of Magic is one of the places where the film's events take place. "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald". Outside of the wizarding world is a small square in Paris with cozy French courtyards and old buildings. Be careful if you enter the ministry and end up behind the closed halls without permission. The haughty old lady will quickly set Matagots on you - giant sphinx cats with big neon-blue eyes.
Zouwu Bridge (Pont Alexandre III). The largest bridge of the French capital was given as a present to the city by the Russian Tsar Nicholas II as a sign of friendship between the states. The bridge acts as a ferry across the River Seine and connects the historical parts of the city. Here you can meet Zouwu, a giant five-coloured cat, which everyone fears. But for Newt Scamander, it's just a big kitten.
The Cemetery (Père Lachaise Cemetery). The cemetery may as well serve as a huge museum of tombstone sculptures. The area of the cemetery covers 45 hectares. This place was the first meeting of Grindewald's minions, and also there is a crypt belonging to one of the most mysterious families of the wizarding world; the Lestrange family.
Boulevard Haussmann. The longest boulevard on the right bank of the Seine and the heart of Parisian shopping. Here is the most famous store of clothing and accessories Gallery Lafayette, which has long been a landmark.
The Woolworth Building. A building in New York, which in the 1920's was the tallest in the world and, hidden from non-magical folk, housed the headquarters of MACUSA (The Magical Congress of the United States of America)
Central Park Zoo in New York. Here, in the plot of the film "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them", Newt finds an escaped Erumpent.
The Writer's House or Tina and Queenie's apartment. The interior of the apartments of the Goldstein witch-sisters was the common design of the apartments of New York in the 1920s. The Writer's House is a good example of a small cozy apartment, which became the prototype for the film. In fact, it is a publishing house founded by the brothers William Waldorf and John Jacob Astor III in 1881.
124 Old Rabbit Club. Newt and the Goldstein sisters came to the Blind Pig bar in search of information about the escaped beast, Demiguise. New York's "Old Rabbit" served as a prototype and is open to this day, keeping the history of the underground bar.
The Diamond District. One of the most expensive areas of New York. Here Newt and Jacob went in search of Niffler, who adores everything shiny and sparkling. The animal hunting the decorations was found in a Volcain & Co. shop window.
Shooting locations
Leavesden. Film Studios, not far from London, it was here that the Harry Potter films were filmed, and the Fantastic Beasts.
The Cunard Building, Liverpool, Great Britain. This building acted as an empty store where Newt Scamander and his friends found two magical creatures escaping from a suitcase.
The abandoned CityHall subway station. It was here that the final battle with Obscurus occurred, as well as the place where Percival Graves revealed his true identity as Gellert Grindewald. For $50, members of the New York Transport Museum can take a 90-minute tour that starts at City Hall Park and then goes underground.
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