Chris Grad - Feb 9, 2015
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Today, tourists are quite experienced and selective when it comes to choosing holiday destinations and activities. Many film locations around the world are increasingly becoming the pull factor for tourists leading to the development of a new form of cultural tourism called film tourism. Tourists love to visit film locations or book a film tour for a holiday without having much knowledge of the destination previously. Scenic beauty, historical locations and actors serve as the icons for such holidays. presents the best destinations in Europe for movie fans.

London, U.K.

Platform 9 3/4 from Harry Potter that is actually platform number 4 at Kings Cross Station along with the Zoo Reptile House are the most-loved places of the series fans. Another great experience is to recall the role of Notting Hill and its streets in the love story of Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. Tate Modern from Bridget Jones's Diary is open for a treat too. Featured in Shakespeare in Love, Joseph Fiennes's place of prayer, St. Bartholomew-the-Great is an amazing destination reached by crossing the river.

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague has been a part of some of the greatest hits including Casino Royale and Yentl. The epic car explosion scene from Mission Impossible features the Charles Bridge, whereas the Old Town has been the location where vampires were chased by Wesley Snipes in Blade II. The Church of Saint Giles was portrayed as the place of the wedding and burial of Mozart in Amadeus.

Budapest, Hungary

Featured in some amazing films like "Munich", "An American Rhapsody" and "Dinotopia," Budapest is one of the most wonderful filming locations throughout the world. Located in central Europe, makes it a preferred choice for filmmakers due to the production discounts offered by the government and the budget-friendly labor. A favorable factor exclusive to the city that helps reduce the production budget is the ease with which its storefronts and localities can be made to resemble those of Moscow, London and Paris. "Monte Carlo", a joint venture of Nicole Kidman and Denise Di Novi has some of its most memorable locations from Budapest.

Paris, France

In Paris, tourists like to gaze at places reinforced by the films in solitude, establishing a semi-spiritual relationship with the place. The Moulin Rouge always works as a memory of the amazing love between Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman. The church in Montmartre is equally appealing in real-life as it looked in Amelie by Audrey Tautou. Breathless starring Jean-Paul Belmondo features Champs Elysees and St. Germain in the most spectacular fashion.

Rome, Italy

Visiting the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Castel Sant Angelo, Pantheon and St. Peters let one feel like being a part of the journey of solving the mysteries in "The Da Vinci Code". Roman Holiday by Federico Fellini also features some of these lovely destinations.

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