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10 locations you can visit that inspired Disney films

If you’ve ever watched a Disney film and wondered if the place they’re set are real locations, or if particular places featured in them have real-life inspirations, then this is everything you need to know.

Travel experts Snaptrip have collated 10 locations and landmarks in Europe which were the inspiration behind some of Disney’s most iconic films.

The film is set in the quaint village of Riquewihr in northern France, which features cobblestone streets. There are numerous towns in Alsace, a historic region of France, which look like something straight out of a fairy tale.

5. Beauty and the Beast - inspired by Riquewihr, France

The film is set in the quaint village of Riquewihr in northern France, which features cobblestone streets. There are numerous towns in Alsace, a historic region of France, which look like something straight out of a fairy tale.
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Disney film Tangled is set on the island of Mont Saint-Michel, a well-known French island and monastery located in Normandy, surrounded by both water and forestry.

6. Tangled - inspired by Mont Saint-Michel, France

Disney film Tangled is set on the island of Mont Saint-Michel, a well-known French island and monastery located in Normandy, surrounded by both water and forestry.
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The setting of The Little Mermaid is based on the magical Chateau de Chillon, an island castle located on Lake Geneva in Switzerland. The exterior of the castle was the inspiration for Prince Erics home.

7. The Little Mermaid - inspired by Chillon Castle, Switzerland

The setting of The Little Mermaid is based on the magical Chateau de Chillon, an island castle located on Lake Geneva in Switzerland. The exterior of the castle was the inspiration for Prince Erics home.
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Animators of Frozen drew inspiration from various parts of Norway and Canada, but one main location is that of St. Olafs Church, the chapel where Queen Elsa was coronated.

8. Frozen - inspired by St Olafs Church, Norway

Animators of Frozen drew inspiration from various parts of Norway and Canada, but one main location is that of St. Olafs Church, the chapel where Queen Elsa was coronated.
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