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Paris Promenade 1 in Mario Kart Tour
Greater location Île-de-France, France
Inhabitants Humans (including Louis Pasteur and Pierre Paul Emile Roux) (Mario's Time Machine)
Yoshis, Toads, Shy Guys (Mario Kart Tour)
First appearance The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 ("7 Continents for 7 Koopas") (1990)
Latest appearance Mario Kart Tour (2019)
“I hate to leave, but I've never had such an elegant view through the rear-view mirror.”
Lakitu, Mario Kart Tour News Vol. 3: Where did Lakitu go?[1]

Paris is a city on Earth. It is the capital and largest city of France. It is featured in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, Mario is Missing!, Mario's Time Machine, and Mario Kart Tour. The Eiffel Tower is the city's most famous landmark.


The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

"Reptiles in the Rose Garden"[edit]

Paris is first mentioned in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 episode "Reptiles in the Rose Garden". Luigi mentions that Bowser is planning on attacking several Real World cities, including Paris, with the Doomship. Fortunately, Mario and Luigi thwart Bowser's plan before he can even leave.

"7 Continents for 7 Koopas"[edit]

The city is later seen briefly in the episode "7 Continents for 7 Koopas". Bowser orders his children to each take over one of the Real World's seven continents, and assigns Kootie Pie Koopa to take over Europe. Kootie Pie then travels to the Louvre museum, where she uses her magic wand to transform all the paintings into paintings of herself. Mario eventually shows up to defeat Kootie Pie, and restores the paintings to their proper forms.

"Super Koopa"[edit]

A street in Paris, as seen in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 episode "Super Koopa."

Paris is then featured in the episode "Super Koopa", with most of the episode taking place there. Kooky von Koopa creates a Power Pendant for Bowser, which can grant him the Mario Bros.' Power-Ups. However, the pendant only works in the Real World, so Bowser kidnaps Luigi and takes him through a Warp Pipe leading to Paris.

In Paris, Bowser is able to use the pendant to become Raccoon Koopa, allowing him to fly. He quickly ties up Princess Toadstool, tying her to the Eiffel Tower. Bowser then turns into Frog Bowser, in order to pursue Mario, Luigi and the captain of a submarine and capture them. He then throws them in the Bastille and tells some of his kids to come to Paris and run amok. Kootie Pie tries on many bizarre dresses at a clothing store, while Hip Koopa and Hop Koopa replace paintings at the Louvre with their own "masterpieces".

Princess Toadstool manages to slip a message to Toad through the Warp Zone connecting the Mushroom Kingdom to Paris, telling him to bring lots of Power-Ups to Paris in order for Mario and Luigi to fight Super Koopa. Toad then sneaks a cake into the Bastille that contains a Super Leaf in a Brick Block, allowing Mario to become Raccoon Mario and escape from prison by tail-whipping the wall.

When a Sledge Bro informs Bowser about what happened, he becomes Raccoon Koopa to deal with Raccoon Mario and Raccoon Luigi. While he is distracted, Toad rescues Princess Toadstool from the Eiffel Tower. After some more fighting, Mario and Luigi manage to defeat Bowser by overloading the Power Pendant, sending the Koopa King back through the Warp Zone, where his kids follow. Mario then comments that Paris would not be seeing the Koopas ever again, and that they could not have saved the city without Toad's help.

Mario is Missing![edit]

Paris appears in Mario is Missing! as one of the cities Luigi needs to visit in order to defeat the second boss of the game, Iggy Koopa. The city has been invaded by Koopa Troopas who have stolen artifacts from various landmarks: the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, and in the PC version, the Louvre.

Mario's Time Machine[edit]

Paris in Mario's Time Machine

Paris appears exclusively in the PC release of Mario's Time Machine, as one of the locations that Mario visits as he travels back in time to return the items stolen by Bowser. Specifically, he travels to Paris circa 1885, as he needs to return the Flask that Bowser stole from Louis Pasteur just as he was about to create the rabies vaccine. Mario talks to some of the city's inhabitants, including a tailor, a waiter at a café, and Pierre Paul Emile Roux (Louis Pasteur's colleague), about the owner of the Flask, and he eventually gets pointed to his lab. He visits Louis, returns the Flask, and time travels away.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Mario Kart Tour currently features three new courses set in Paris. The first is Paris Promenade, which features the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe as traversable landmarks. It was introduced as the signature course of the 2019 Paris Tour, and later reappeared in the 1st Anniversary Tour. The second is Paris Promenade 2, which was introduced as the signature course of the Valentine's Tour and later appeared in the Cat Tour. The third course, Paris Promenade 3, was added in the 2021 Paris Tour and served as the tour's signature course.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Information from Mario is Missing![edit]

  • Boy:
    • "The biggest fact I know about it is that it's the biggest country in Europe now that the Soviet Union broke up."
    • "My mom said we could have swam here from England across the Channel, but I forgot my swimsuit."
  • Tourist:
    • "France is famous for good food and fashion passion."
    • "We landed at L'Airport d'Orly. You remembered your beret, oui?"
  • Business Woman:
    • "Frankly, it takes a lot of francs to see Paris, but you can get French fries pretty cheap."
    • "The Seine is a river, cheri, and winds through 13 kilometers of gay Paris."
  • Scientist:
    • "Now a Republic since the French Revolution. Parisians knew it was a good solution."
    • "It's sandwiched between Spain and Germany and they used French bread."
  • Police Officer:
    • "You're on 107 square kilometers of French soil in the center of Paris."
    • "Look down, The Champs Elysees is like bicycle wheels, 12 avenues spread out right under your heels."



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  • The city below N64 Rainbow Road from Mario Kart 8 resembles Paris, as it even features an Eiffel Tower-like building.
  • The information given by the boy in Mario is Missing! about France being the largest country in Europe since the Soviet Union had broken up is inaccurate; Ukraine is currently the largest country in Europe, excluding Russia.
  • Paris Promenade 2 being utilized as the signature course of the Valentine's Tour in Mario Kart Tour is a reference to Paris' reputation as being the city of love. This reference can also be extended to its second appearance during the Cat Tour, which also took place around Valentine's Day.
    • On a similar note, the 2021 Paris Tour featuring Pauline (Rose) as a spotlight character for the second week was also a reference to said reputation.


  1. ^ GaplekBehemoth (June 26, 2020). All Volumes of Mario Kart Tour News - Mario Kart Tour. YouTube. Retrieved September 4, 2021.