December 29, 2011 at 2:17 PM | by Jaunted11
It’s that time of the year again, the time when the year just plain ends. Alas, we can’t just let 2011 go that easily, especially since travelers spent it both up in the air and up in arms over a crazy range of topics, encompassing everything from nudie scans to tarmac delays. Needless to say, we’re ready for 2012, but first we’re taking a brief look back at the best of 2011 with the Jaunted Travel Awards,—or as we fondly refer to them—The Jauntys.
With so many travel-centic movies hitting the big screen in 2011, like We Bought A Zoo, The Hangover 2, Contagion, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (which is part of a series that inspired not only an amusement park, but also a museum), and Tower Heist (which was filmed almost entirely in one of NYC’s best hotels), it was hard to choose the Best Travel Movie of 2011, but in the end there was really only one ideal choice.
This year, the Best Travel Movie has to be Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris. It’s hard to watch a Woody Allen movie, whether it’s one of his more recent projects like Vicky Cristina Barcelona or a classic like Manhattan, and not want to hop on the next flight to that city, and Midnight in Paris is no different.
Filming locations like Monet’s Garden at Giverny, the Hotel Bristol (where Gil and Inez stay while in Paris), and Maxim’s Restaurant (Gil and Adriana visit Maxim’s and travel back to the the Belle Époque), make it hard not fall in love with Allen’s version of Paris.
The city of Paris has had so many inquiries about the movie and its locations it has even put together a downloadable walking tour of the parks, restaurants, and museums featured in the movie which you can find at Paris.fr.