Where was 'The Bachelorette' Season 19 filmed? Cast flew to Paris, cruised on international waters
The 'Bachelorette' Season starring Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia began filming in March, and some fans believe that some of it was shot on a cruise ship
'The Bachelorette' takes hopefuls on a literal trip, shooting in a variety of domestic and international locations. With Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia's Season 19 having many 'firsts,' they've most certainly lingered to smell the roses — and hand away roses — at several filming sites.
Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey were chosen as the co-leads of 'The Bachelorette' earlier in March, and their season began shooting shortly after that. "The journey has begun... "#TheBachelorette (s)," executive producer Mike Fleiss tweeted on Saturday, March 26, along with a photo of the girls' suitors impatiently waiting on the famed Bachelor Mansion couch. The showrunner wasn't the only one who documented the first night. Jesse Palmer, for his part, teased his late-night hosting appearances on Instagram with a 'behind-the-scenes' look.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, recent seasons of the Bachelor franchise have showcased restricted travel, with both Katie Thurston and Matt James' full seasons taking place in secluded "bubbles" — the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa in New Mexico and the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Pennsylvania, respectively. Michelle Young's Bachelorette season was likewise constrained by a restricted number of filming locations. She originally met her suitors at a resort in California before shooting in her hometown of Minneapolis and proposing to Nayte Olukoya in Punta de Mita, Mexico. Even the four "hometown" dates, which have become a franchise staple, were recorded in Young's hometown, with her suitors' families all flying there rather than the other way around.
However, with Clayton Echard's current 'Bachelor' season, the program returned to its global origins for the first time since 2019. In addition to genuine hometown dates, the franchise recorded episodes in five different places, spanning from Croatia to Canada.
Where was Season 19 of 'The Bachelorette' shot?
While there is usually at least one local scenery change before the ensemble travels to more exotic locations, per an Instagram video by spoiler guru Reality Check, after recording the first three episodes in Los Angeles, Rachel, and Gabby's Season 19 jetted out to Paris. If the two leading ladies do visit Paris, they will be the first Bachelorettes to shoot in Europe since Hannah Brown's 2019 season.
Since that leak surfaced, Bachelor Nation executive producer Mike Fleiss seems to have verified on Twitter that Rachel and Gabby did shoot in Paris. On April 6, he tweeted an "exclusive international photo" of Rachel and Gabby, but he didn't specify where they were — but then on April 7, he showed the two girls strolling near the Eiffel Tower, which he humorously referred to as "the Space Needle."
On Easter Sunday 2022, Fleiss posted another photo that he captioned as "international," but that at least one megafan identified as having been taken on a cruise ship, maybe on international seas.
If my childhood family vacations have taught me anything that’s a cruise ship. https://t.co/vQLeiMK0NI— Bachelor Fantake (@BachelorFantake) April 17, 2022
On March 26, Fleiss tweeted many photos of the two on set, wearing glittery outfits for night one of the show, which was shot at the legendary Bachelor mansion.
Before the limo introductions began, host Jesse Palmer, who featured on Season 5 of 'The Bachelor,' posted on Instagram, “So great to be home, back at the mansion!!!” After the eventful night, he headed to Instagram Stories, and updated fans the next morning:Alright, it’s about 7 a.m. and the longest night in television is officially over. Night 1 is in the books for Rachel and Gabby. Their journeys are officially underway! Can’t wait for you to see it.”
Will Rachel and Gabby's hometown dates be filmed for 'The Bachelorette' Season 19?
Rachel and Gabby's season, like Clayton's, will contain true local dates rather than the "bubble" versions seen in previous mid-pandemic seasons. Locals had started capturing images and videos of both the girls visiting the hometowns of their top four males and uploading them online. Fans of 'The Bachelorette' have been waiting for spoilers since Rachel and Gabby began shooting. However, spoilers have been few, because the show was shot in Europe.
Reality Steve shared images of Gabby on a Hometown Date in New Jersey on social media. Erich Schwer, a Bedminster native, is one of Gabby's last four men, according to Steve. “Pics are blurry, but confirmation that Gabby is filming a hometown date in Bedminster, NJ today with Erich Schwer. They were at Natirar Park earlier and now at his family’s house,” Steve tweeted, with images from Gabby and Erich's date.
(HOMETOWN SPOILER): Pics are blurry, but confirmation that Gabby is filming a hometown date in Bedminster, NJ today with Erich Schwer. They were at Natirar Park earlier and now at his family’s house. pic.twitter.com/X265buK434— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) April 24, 2022
Although Gabby spoilers have been few this season, there have been a handful of leaks from Rachel's side too. To begin with, Rachel was seen on a date with Aven Jones in Belgium. Soon after they finished filming for the day, photos of their time together leaked online. Rachel and Aven reportedly had a fantastic time together, and she presumably gave him a rose, since the two were photographed on a Hometown Date a few days later in Salem, Massachusetts.
Rachel had another Hometown Date planned for April 25, 2022, and Reality Steve revealed that she will be seeing Tyler Norris' family. Reality Steve tweeted on Sunday, April 24, 2022, "Rachel's hometown date tomorrow is in Wildwood, NJ on the boardwalk with Tyler Norris."
(HOMETOWN SPOILER): Rachel’s hometown date tomorrow is in Wildwood, NJ on the boardwalk with Tyler Norris. pic.twitter.com/JJDsvaG2Kw— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) April 24, 2022
'The Bachelorette' 2022 will premiere on ABC on July 11th at 8 pm ET/PT. The first episode of the show will be two hours long, so get your popcorn and keep your drinks ready!