Say Pi to Oscar-winning movie sets

Life of Pi

Didn’t the celebs all look gorgeous on the Oscars’ red carpet? So you’ve seen the stars and probably the winning movies by now. So why not visit the film sets from the streets of Istanbul to the crystal clear waters of Kerala? YourHols takes a look with Thomas Cook:

Life of Pi – Kerala: Ang Lee’s amazing visual film Life of Pi (above) won him his second Best Director award this year, making him one of the most successful directors of all time. Filmed partly in Kerala, India, the film shows off the beautiful coast. Most recognised by its lush tea and coffee plantations and home to some of Southern India’s finest beaches, Kerala is the perfect place to relax and enjoy an easy-going pace of life.

Thomas Cook offers seven nights B&B at the four-star Travancore Heritage Hotel in Kavalam, from Heathrow between April 6 and July 15, from £849 per person. Click here to book with

Lincoln – Washington, Virginia: Daniel Day Lewis took Best Actor for Lincoln. The weighty American history lesson was always a guaranteed winner during awards season. Set in Virginia and Washington D.C. the film takes in the last four years before the Lincoln assassination in 1865. Where else in the world can you listen to a 19ft President Lincoln read the U.S. Constitution, see Dorothy’s ruby red slippers and enjoy internationally acclaimed art? Visit Washington D.C. and you can experience just that. offers four nights room-only at the three-star Holiday Inn Georgetown in Washington D.C. with flights from Heathrow on April 17 from £543 per person. Click here to book with

Les Miserables – Gourdon, France: Anne Hathaway took Actress in a Supporting Role. One of the West End’s most popular musicals, Les Mis tells the story of the poor before and during the June Rebellion in Paris. Parts of the film were shot in Gourdon, a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes in south-eastern France. Gourdon offers magnificent panoramic views of the Alpes and tourism has boomed since the film’s opening. Stay in Nice and enjoy the laid back atmosphere of the French Riviera.

Cresta offers three nights B&B at the three-star Gounod Hotel in Nice, from Stansted on March 24, from £268 per person. Car hire from £70 for three days. Or, Cresta offers three nights B&B at the two-star plus Campanile Gare du Nord in Paris, from London St Pancras on Eurostar on March 25, from £337 per person. Click here to book with

Skyfall – Istanbul: Our very own Adele picked up the Original Song award. A popular destination for Bond films, Istanbul combines history with beautiful architecture and an element of mystery that keeps the 007 crew coming back time and time again. Straddling two continents, Istanbul offers an intoxicating blend of east and west. Civilisations have left their mark and can be seen today in the city’s fascinating pot-pourri of architectural styles.

Cresta offers three nights B&B at the three-star Celal Sultan Hotel in Istanbul, from Luton on March 25, from £344 per person. Click here to book with

Django Unchained – New Orleans: Christoph Waltz won Actor in a Supporting Role. The Southern States of the USA, set the stage for Quentin Tarantino’s latest blockbuster. Brimming with historical interest, a trip to the deep south is a must for anyone wanting to experience the real America. Candyland, the plantation belonging to Leonardo Di Caprio’s character, the evil slaver, is actually a Plantation in Edgard, just an hour to the west of New Orleans. Stay in the Crescent City for a truly authentic southern experience, home to jazz, soul, gumbo and rock ‘n’ roll.

Netflights offers seven nights room-only at the three-star Quality Inn & Suites New Orleans, from Heathrow on April 3, from £622 per person. Click here to book with

Or, Thomas Cook Tours offers a 15-day America’s Deep South & Cajun Country fully-escorted tour from £2,065 per person. Two nights in Marietta, Atlanta area, three nights in Nashville, two nights in Memphis, two nights in Natchez, three nights in New Orleans and one night in Lafayette. Package includes all accommodation on various board basis, transfers and flights with BA from Heathrow on April 10. Click here to book with