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Tourism’s Holy Grail

TOM HANK’S new movie, The Da Vinci Code, has brought tourists flocking to see some of Europe’s most historic museums and churches. The film is set mainly in France and Great Britain; and the Louvre museum and Saint Sulpice church in Paris have already been inundated with hordes of tourists. Dozens of agencies are offering guided tours of the religious sites that acted as backdrops for the movie.

In London, the beautiful Temple Church appears in the adaptation of the Dan Brown bestseller, while Winchester and Lincoln Cathedrals, which were both used in the movie, are also staging tours and exhibitions. Pilgrims are also flocking to Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland, another crucial film setting.