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Academy Award-inspired travel

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While watching movies, audiences are often enchanted not only by the actors but also by the backdrop of where the movie takes place.

This year`s Academy Awards Best Picture nominees all feature destinations with great history and beauty, and according to Travelzoo‘s Senior Editor and travel trends expert Gabe Saglie, are helping to spike interest among travelers to these destinations.

Les Miserables-inspired vacation

See Paris and go in search of traces of the world of “Les Miserables.”

 MOVIES &  TRAVEL LOCATIONS

Lincoln/Washington DC/$129/nt. ($100 off)

Travel through April, inc. the National Cherry Blossom Festival March 20-April 14

– Silver Linings Playbook/Philadelphia/$159/nt.

Travel select dates through April

– Les Miserables/Paris, France/Roundtrip airfare from NYC to Paris

6 nights` accommodations/$1299/pp

Travel April-May; pricing same for Sep.-Oct. travel and discounted to $1199/pp in March

– Life of Pi/India/Roundtrip airfare from JFK to Delhi, India

Eight nights` accommodations in superior/deluxe 4- and 5-Star hotels/$1699/pp

– Django Unchained/Mississippi