10 great places to stage a romantic scene

InterContinental Carlton Cannes Cannes, France In the 1955 Alfred Hitchcock film To Catch a Thief, this hotel, overlooking the Bay of Cannes, served as an elegant backdrop for Cary Grant as he set out to snag a jewel thief and for Grace Kelly as she attempted to catch a husband. "For the seductive view of the fireworks-lit bay that Kelly and Grant shared, ask for a corner suite (Room 623 for real sticklers)," Permenter says. 888-424-6835; ichotelsgroup.com

Fontainebleau Miami BeachMiami Beach "The 1992 movie The Bodyguard (starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston) showed the world the romantic side of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, which had also been featured in other less lovey-dovey movies like Goldfinger and Scarface," Permenter says. "You might find yourself humming I Will Always Love You if you pop in the Grand Ballroom where Whitney sang the hit in the movie. Other cinematic sights: the Governor's Suite, which served as the setting for an on-screen party, and the LIV nightclub (once the Tropigala nightclub) which pulsated to a Whitney Houston concert in the film." 305-538-2000; fontainebleau.com

Chatsworth HouseDerbyshire, Great Britain "Moviegoers looked through the eyes of Jane Austen when Chatsworth House appeared on screen in the 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice," Permenter says. Visit the Painted Hall, where Lizzie's tour of Pemberley begins in the movie, and the Sculpture Gallery, where Keira Knightley as the heroine comes face-to-face with a carved bust of her future suitor, Mr. Darcy. Chatsworth House is open to the public from mid-March through December, but the grounds, also featured in the film, can be toured year-round. chatsworth.org

The View Point InnCorbett, Ore. "During its first incarnation in the 1920s, silent-screen legend Charlie Chaplin and President Franklin Roosevelt were visitors at this inn overlooking the Columbia River Gorge," Permenter says. "After years of lying dormant, the Tudor Arts and Crafts-inspired property has been resurrected, and today fans who were spellbound by the 2008 movie Twilight can dine in the area where the students of Forks High School held their prom, and spend the night in the Roosevelt Suite, where the last moments of the movie took place." 503-695-5811; theviewpointinn.com

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