"You know how many Frenchmen it takes to defend Paris?"
"How many, Dugan?"
"I dunno. They've never tried."
Dum Dum Dugan and Gabe Jones[src]

Paris is the capital city of France.


World War II

Capture of Paris

During World War II, Paris was captured by the German Armed Forces, whose soldiers would triumphantly goose-step through the city.[1] The fall of Paris became an object of mockery among the Allied troops, often asking how many Frenchmen would take to defend Paris, answering that none knew, as they never tried.[2]

HYDRA Desertion

Targets map

Paris marked as one of Schmidt's targets.

In 1943, Johann Schmidt and his HYDRA division went rogue, separating themselves from the Nazi regime and intended to nuke the capitals of all countries that would resist his conquest, including Paris.[3]

One of many Houses

In the hypothetical situation Elektra outlined for Matt Murdock the two of them would get married and buy multiple houses. One of these houses would be in Paris, France.[4]

Hunt of Bruce Banner

Paris was one of the potential locations of Bruce Banner after his track was lost following an incident in the jungles of South America. General Thaddeus Ross, responsible of the hunt of Banner, figured that he could be anywhere in the world, even in Paris painting landscapes.[5]


"Why was I pulled out of Paris?"
Grant Ward[src]
In 2013, a group of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents stationed at Paris were tasked with the retrieval a Chitauri Neural Link that had come into the possession of the international criminal Vanchat following the Battle of New York.

Agent Grant Ward infiltrated a restaurant disguised as a waiter in order to scan and replicate a set of fingerprints. Despite the Rising Tide published the location of the item, Ward entered into Vanchat's safe house and used the fingerprints to access a hidden safe behind a fireplace, retrieving the item.

Ward had to fight two guards, but was able to defeat them and access the rooftop, where he was extracted via helicopter.[6]

Chasing a Dream

"Let's go to Paris, like we always talked about. While we're still young."
"Ooh, you want to run away together? Or just run away?"
Ben Urich and Doris Urich[src]
Over the years, Ben and Doris Urich talked many times about travelling to Paris, but due to their respective obligations, and especially, due to Ben's devotion to his job, the trip never came to fruition.

Once Urich was fired from the New York Bulletin for pursuing a story regarding Wilson Fisk's true identity as a criminal, Urich proposed to leave New York City behind and travel to Paris, but again, Doris convinced her husband to stay and do what he felt was right.[7]

Stolen Dress

"Is every girl in Sokovia getting a dress from Paris?"
Scarlet Witch[src]
Quicksilver went to Paris and stole an expensive dress that he later gave to Zrinka, raising the ire of his sister, who warned him against using his super speed for theft.[8]

Framework Network

With the knowledge of the Darkhold Holden Radcliffe and Aida began perfecting the Framework. Upon completion the code had become so powerful that it had to be processed on devices from all around the world. Part of the data was transmitted to a defense server in Paris.[9]


Appearances for Paris

In chronological order:

Behind the Scenes

  • Unlike many other scenes in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the scenes set in Paris in the Pilot episode of the series were actually filmed in Paris due to the extra budget for that episode.


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