France, home of baguettes and berets, consistently ranks as one of the most visited European countries each year. And understandably so — romantics flock there for its unparalleled ambience, foodies for authentic and unapologetic calorie-dense French cuisine, history and art enthusiasts for renowned museums, and avid bucket-listers to check off a visit to the Eiffel Tower.
While it may not have been possible to squeeze in a trip to one of the most iconic countries in an unforgiving year, we can still invite inspiration for whenever a French getaway is possible and safe.
If you’re looking for virtual escapes that spawn misty day-dreams of a gloriously French adventure, these movies will help.
‘THE DA VINCI CODE’: FOR ADRENALINE-FUELLED GLIMPSES OF PARIS Dan Brown’s ‘The Da Vinci Code’, the film version of which starred Tom Hanks and Audrey Tatou, was a global bestseller. Image: Supplied
The Da Vinci Code, based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Dan Brown, has reeled in audiences since its 2006 release. This movie offers more than a controversial intriguing mystery, serving up fantastic shots of all our favourite Parisian delights.
In the first few scenes, we’re transported to both the hauntingly beautiful interior and landmark exterior of the Louvre, the world’s largest museum. Known most for its glass-tiled prism entrance and for being the home of the Mona Lisa, the Louvre is a must on any Parisian itinerary.