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You Can Now Stay at a French Castle That Hosted Mozart and Voltaire

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/04/2019, 12:00 PM

Some of the biggest stars in 18th-century European culture—including Mozart as well as Age of Enlightenment thinkers Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Denis Diderot—spent time at the estate of Baron Jacques Pineau de Viennay in the castle-packed Loire Valley southwest of Paris.  Now you can stay there, too.  Following a meticulous renovation, the baron's summer residence has been reopened as ...

Win a Stay in a Castle Worthy of "Beauty and the Beast," Courtesy of HomeAway

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 02/09/2017, 7:45 PM

(photo courtesy of HomeAway) For those of you longing for more than this provincial life, a la Belle from Beauty and the Beast, vacation-rental site HomeAway is dispensing some storybook magic via a new contest.  To celebrate the eagerly anticipated release of Disney's new live-action version of Beauty and the Beast (starring Emma Watson as the book-loving beauty in the yellow dre...

Where was ABC's series 'The Quest' filmed?

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 09/02/2014, 1:00 AM

ABC's groundbreaking reality competition series The Quest has not been a summer ratings bonanza. In fact, for its final few weeks, the network plans to air episodes back-to-back as to burn off its inventory so it can broadcast more lucrative programs. Nevertheless, its fans are passionate, and one of its central actors, Peter Windhofer, is achieving cult matinee idol status, as this fan s...

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