Hollywood Lights Up Paris

Although the city always has provided aesthetically pleasing backdrops and culinary and cultural delights, the Eiffel Tower and croissants alone aren't responsible for the sudden onslaught of activity. The fact that they're all on sale, however, is.

France's 20% tax rebate for foreign productions, capped at €4 million, has sparked a filming frenzy in Paris with such major directors as Clint Eastwood, Christopher Nolan, Woody Allen and Scorsese plus U.S. studios including Paramount and Universal taking advantage of both the country's technical savvy and the lower cost of shooting.

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