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Photos of Gossip Girl in Paris

Earlier this year, Vulture got Gossip Girl executive producer Stephanie Savage to break down the particulars of the show’s Paris trek: “Serena and Blair are finishing up their fabulous summer vacation when someone from home mysteriously shows up in town,” Savage explained. “They need to solve this mystery, or else return to a New York that’s a very different world.” Dramatic! Now, to get a better idea of how all that will look, click through for photos of Gossip Girl shooting in Paris this week, featuring international fans, a comical amount of shopping bags, and Chuck Bass wielding a cane.

The aforementioned comical amount of shopping bags.
Waving to the crazed fans.
“And now, a dance for all you crazy people.”
Lively on set with her personal direction-pointer.
The aforementioned cane.
They look kind of bored, actually.
Meester, thinking about how to politely request no more prop humor.
“Was there any nostril penetration?”
Beautification tag team.
You’re blocking the cane!
“Cane’s looking good.”
“So then I just say, ‘You know, guys, how about a cane for this scene?’”
“It’s me or the cane!”
Photos of Gossip Girl in Paris