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The Gardens of Château de Villandry

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Gardens of Villandry

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In connection with a French TV show, top contributor Freeway Prod created this magnificent drone video of the famous French castle Château de Villandry and its gardens.  The chateau is one of the more well known landmarks in the Loire River Valley of central France, home to many of the world's top Renaissance castles.  It was built in the early 1500's on the ruins of an older structure.  The chateau is located just outside the Loire-Anjou-Touraine regional park in the Indre-et-Loire department.

Chambord: Loire Valley Renaissance Castle

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Chambord

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Chateau Chambord, which sits in the Loire River Valley of France, is frequently considered to be the greatest castle in the country. It was constructed in the 16th century as a hunting lodge for the French King Francis I, although it was never completed. Top contributor Freeway Prod shot drone footage of Chambord for a national French TV show. Prepare to be amazed by the bird's eye views of this French Renaissance architectural marvel, one of the Loire Valley's top tourist destinations.

Aerial Traveler: Central France

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Aerial Traveler - Central France

Aerial Traveler

Aerial Traveler is the newest of AirVūz Originals programming.  Each episode has hosts Allie and Rusty featuring a jaw-dropping travel destination via the incredible drone videos uploaded to AirVuz, and they've started the series off with views from Central France.  A finely curated collection packages these videos of French castles, Parisian landmarks, and the renowned countryside into a virtual travel itinerary, inviting us all to experience the aerial views from the best seat you’ll never need to reserve - right where you are now.

Chenonceau: French Renaissance Masterpiece

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Aerial Views of France's Chenonceau Castle

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In this video, Drone-pictures gives us a beautiful bird's eye view of the magnificent Chateau Chenenceau.  Situated in the heart of the Loire River Valley of west-central France, Chenenceau is considered one of the world's greatest Rennaissance castles.  The current structure dates to the 15th century.  It took much of its current shape in the 16th century, after the French King Henry II gave it to his mistress, the formidable Diane de Poitiers.  It is has had a protected landmark status since the mid-1800's.

France's Jura Mountains

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Road of Jura

Etienne Lehuédé

Contrary to what is sometimes believed, the Jura Mountains of France and Switzerland are not part of the Alps Mountains system.  Lying just a bit to the north of the Alps, most of the Jura peaks are in the Franche-Comte region of east-central France.  The highest peaks in the range rise to modest 1.7k meters (about 5.6k ft.) above sea level.  Nevertheless, as you'll see in this drone video by top contributor Etienne Lehuede, the Jura's offer some spectacular visual scenery.  

Château d'Ussé: Sleeping Beauty Castle

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France's Château d'Ussé by DJI Mavic

Tarik Kiko Mavic Pro

Tarik Kiko Mavic Pro created this awesome aerial look at Château d'Ussé, a very famous French castle.  It's located in the Indre-et-Loire Department (region) of Central France, on the outskirts of the Chinon Forest.  The present castle was completed early in the 17th century on the site of an 11th century Norman fort.  It is considered to be of mixed Flamboyant Gothic and Renaissance design, reflecting the transition that was occuring between the former and the latter during its construction.  

Lyon: France's Second City

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Lyon from the Sky

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In this video, contributor Lyon Drone Services gives us a fantastic aerial look at the French city of Lyon.  While the city proper is the third largest in the country, counting the metropolitan population it's effectively the country's second city after Paris. A very old city, Lyon is the capital of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, which covers much of east-central France.  Built on the site of an ancient Roman refugee settlement, the city is home to many of France's high tech companies.  

Puy de Dôme: Volcano of France

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Volcanoes in France - Puy de Dôme

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Yes, you read that correctly: volcanoes in France.  Puy de Dôme is an active volcanic dome in the Masif Central region, close to the middle of the country.  It's less than 11,000 years old, a newborn in geological terms.  Contributor Astropote used a drone and four spotters to fly over the crater of the great dome, which is about 200 meters (650 ft) across and 90 meters (300 ft.) deep.  Puy de Dôme is now one of the major tourist destinations in south-central France.

World War II Massacre Site

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Martyrs' Village: Oradour sur Glane, France

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Contributor FreD ...///... created this haunting aerial video of Oradour-sur-Glane, a small French village in central France that was the scene of one of the worst World War II atrocities in Western Europe.  In June, 1944, troops of the Waffen-SS came through here to reinforce the German positions in Normandy following the Allied D-Day landing.  They massacred 642 residents of the town, mostly women and children.  While the village was rebuilt nearby, the original village was preserved in memorial. 

Auvergne: Heart of Central France

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Auvergne by Drone!

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Auvergne is an area of Central France.  Historically an official region, a few years ago it was consolidated with the region to its east to form the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.  With few large cities, Auvergne is one of the most under-populated areas of France.  While the region has a storied history dating to the Antiquity, what it is perhaps best known for now is its dormant volcanoes.  Contributor and drone pilot My Way gives us an aerial tour of this region in the heart of France.

France's Magnificent Loire River Valley

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The Loire Valley by Drone

Etienne Lehuédé

The Loire is the longest waterway in France, a country known in part for its rivers.  Running entirely within France's borders, it stretches a total of just over 1k km (about 630 miles), rising in Central France and discharging into the Atlantic Ocean at the Bay of Biscay.  It runs through the very heart of historical France; the Loire Valley includes hallowed towns such as Orleans, Tour, and Nantes, as well as many of France's most famous chateaus, such as as Chenonceau and Chambord.

Vendée: French Historical Treasure

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Aerial View of France's Vendée Region

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The Vendée is an area of west-central France, on the Atlantic coast.  It is situated between the cities of Nantes to the north and Bordeaux somewhat further to the south.  It has been an important battleground area, going back to the Hundred Years' War with England beginning in the 14th century.  Later, it was the first area to  revolt (bloodily) against the French Revolutionary Government in the 1790's. In this video, contributor Leogiraudeau gives us an aerial view of the area's stunning coastline.

The Shoreline of Loire Atlantique

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Dance of Nature <3

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Shot with a DJI Phantom 4 Pro, this aerial piece by LeVoyagedesKoumoul features the magnificent shoreline of and waters off the Loire Atlantique Department in western France. The piece was made to bring awareness to conservation in the region via the group Bretagne Vivante, or Living Brittany (note that the Brittany region is immediately to the north of here). Castelli Beach, where the piece was filmed, is known for its sandy beaches and small coves which are sometime inaccessible due to erroding shoreline. 

Château de Serrant, Castle of the Loire

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Château de Serrant, Loire Valley

Tarik Kiko Mavic Pro

Tarik Kiko Mavic Pro used a DJI Mavic Pro to create this stunning aerial view of Château de Serrant, one of the great castles of France's famed Loire River valley.  It's near the town of Angers in the country's Maine-et-Loire department, a bit to the southwest of Paris.  The current chateau structure was built on the ruins of a medieval era fortress, and took most of its present form in the 17th century.  Unlike most of the Loire Valley chateaux, the Château de Serrant remains in private hands.  

Castle on an Island of the Loire

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Château de la Roche et ses alentours en 4K - DJI Mavic Pro

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Check out this aerial view of one of the lesser known castles of France's Loire River Valley.  The Château de La Roche is situated in the commune of Saint-Priest-la-Roche, which is part of the Loire department in the heart of west central France.  While the castle once overlooked the Loire River, it now sits on an island created by dam projects on the great river.  The castle dates to the 13th century, although it fell into disuse by the 17th century due to problems with flooding along the river.  

Vendée: Saint Mesmin's Castle

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Saint Mesmin's castle - France 2,7k

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Contributor FreD ...///... created this beautiful drone video of a castle in western France.  Saint-Mesmin's Castle is located near a town of the same name in Vendée, one of the departments that makes up the Pays de la Loire region south of Brittany.  The structure is a 13th century fortress.  Among its later additions is a 28 meter (just under 100 ft.) moat, which was constructed during the Renaissance period in the 15th century.  The castle is open to the public during the summer months.  

Burgundy's Châteauneuf-en-Auxois

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Aloft in France - Châteauneuf-en-Auxois 4K

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Check out this beautiful drone video of an iconic chateau town in the Burgundy region of east-central France, compliments of contributor AdventurousDrone.  The town is called Châteauneuf, and it's located in Côte-d'Or, one of the departments which make up the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region of the country.  The chateau in its current form dates to the 15th century ownership by the Burgundian nobleman Philippe Pot, who received the chateau from the famous Duke of Burgundy Philipe the Good.  

Île de Ré: Bay of Biscay Island

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ILE DE RÉ in e-motion

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Île de Ré is a prominent island off the middle of France's west coast, near the port of La Rochelle.  The body of water here is called the Bay of Biscay, which opens up onto the north Atlantic Ocean.  The island was actually an archipelago of three islands as recently as Roman times; due to a combination of silting and some land engineering the three are now fused as a single island.  You can see this fascinating and ancient island from a bird's eye perspective in this drone video by My Way.  

Auvergne in Fall

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Auvergne, through colors and mist

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Auvergne is a historical region of France, in the south-central part of the country.  Now part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, it maintains a distinctive culture and landscape which is quite different than that found in the eastern (French Alps) part of the region.  A largely rural area, Auvergne is known for its gentle hills and dormant volcanoes, as well as its dense forests and unique rock formations.  Contributor My Way created this beautiful aerial view of the region, filmed during the Fall color season.  

Vendée: Saint-Michel-en-l'Herm

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France| St Michel en l'Herm

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Check out this drone video of a beautiful spot in west-central France, compliments of contributor Matt38310.  He filmed this in the area around Saint-Michel-en-l'Herm in the Vendée department.  The magnificent landscapes here belie the tumultuous history of the region.  The Vendée was a primary battleground in the Hundred Years War with England and the Wars of Religion of the 16th century.  Two centuries later, it was the first part of France to revolt against the Revolutionary Government in 1793.  

Jura Mountain Pass

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Col de la Faucille - Aerial France 4K

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Contributor pedrognecco created this aerial view of a pass in the Jura Mountains of east-central France.  The Col de la Faucille connects two towns in these mountains, which are often mistakenly believed to be part of the Alps system.  In fact, the Jura Mountains (which run through portions of eastern France and northern and western Switzerland) are actually a distinct set of mountains.  The highest mountain in the chain is Crêt de la Neige, which has a peak altitude of just over 1.7k meters (a bit over 5.6k ft.).  

FPV from the Burgundy Vineyards

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Chlangy - Sweet Burgundy

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Burgundy is a historical region in east-central France.  It's now the western part of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region, which includes four departments.   It's named for a tribe that moved westwards across the Rhine from Germany late in the life of the Roman Empire.  Named for a that is famous for its namesake wines as well as its pinot noirs, Chardonnay, Chablis, and Beaujolais. Check out some of the fabled Burgundy vineyards from a first person view (FPV) perspective, compliments of Pilot chlangy_fpv.

The Historical Limousin Region

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Crozant - Région Limousin

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Here's a video from a small town in the Limousin region of Central France, compliments of Maxlhvideos.  It's called Crozant, and it's part of the Creuse Department.  This is the historical region of Limousin, which was consolidated into the new official region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine in a major overhaul of the French territorial system in 2014.  The largely rural Limousin is known as much as anything for its farms, as much as anything for its cattle farms.  The town of Crozant lies on the banks of the Creuse River, a tributary of the Veine.  

Château de Brissac

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Game Of Thrones Fans Exclusive ! Château de Brissac France (DJI MAVIC PRO DRONE)

Tarik Kiko Mavic Pro

Château de Brissac is one of the most famous of the chateaus of the France's Loire River Valley.  It's located in the commune of Brissac-Quincé in the Maine-et-Loire Department.  Brissac was originally a gothic style fortress constructed during the 11th century.  In the early 17th century it was given by France's King Henry IV to a nobleman who had sided with him during the French Wars of Religion.  Reconstructed in the Renaissance style, yu can see it from above in this drone video by Tarik Kiko Mavic Pro.  

Château de Chaumont

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Château de Chaumont - Loire Valley- France 4K

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Check out this drone video of a famous Loire Valley castle in France, compliments of AVEA.  It's called Château de Chaumont, and it's in the Loir-et-Cher Department, west of Paris.  A gothic fortress rebuilt in the early Renaissance style in the 15th century, it was owned in succession by two of the most well-known women of the French Renaissance: Catherine de Medici acquired it in 1550, and within a few years she forced her rival Diane de Poitiers to accept it in exchange for the even grander Chenonceau.

Salt Ponds in Loire Atlantique

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The Birth of Salt!

LeVoyagedesKoumoul

The uniquely beautiful salt marshes found in France's Guérande region give the world Sel Gris (Grey sea salt), loved by foodies everywhere. In this stunning aerial video, drone pilot and AirVuz content creator LeVoyagedesKoumoul gives us the best perspective to enjoy the symmetrical ponds, owing their varied hues to the algae and minerals present in the pond as well. Guérande is situated in the Loire-Atlantique Department of the Pays de la Loire region, south and east of Brittany.

Château d'Amboise: Loire Castle

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Château Royal d'Amboise by Drone 4K

AVEA - Alta Vista Epic Aerials

Château d'Amboise is one of the famous castles of the Loire River Valley in west-central France.  Its namesake town is in the Indre-et-Loire Department in the heart of this famed region.  Like most of the Loire castles, d'Amboise began its life as a medieval fortification.  It came under control of the French royal family and rebuilt in the Renaissance style in the late 15th century, becoming one of the favorite Royal residences for much of the 16th century.  Check it out from above in this drone video by AVEA - Alta Vista Epic Aerials.  

Île de Ré, Charente-Maritime Department

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Île de Ré -Drone Trip-

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Île de Ré is one of the larger islands on France's western (Atlantic) coastline.  It's located a bit northwest of the port of La Rochelle, in the Charente-Maritime Department. Oriented on a northwest-southeast axis, the island measures about 30 km (around 19 mi.) length-wise and is quite narrow - only about 5 km (3 mi.) at its widest point.  Since 1988, the island has been connected to the mainland via the Île de Ré bridge.  You can check out this little-known corner of France from above in this drone video by Giutt97ii.

Fall in the French Jura Mountains

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After the Rain

Capchure.ch

Check out these stunning Autumn aerial views of the French Jura Mountains, compliments of top contributor Capchure.ch.  The mountains lie just north of Lake Geneva, on both French and Swiss territory.  Contrary to what many believe, they are not connected to the Alps system which lies to the south of the Jura's.  On the French side, most of the Jura's lie within the Jura Department, which is part of the historical region of Franche-Comté and is now part of the larger official region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté.

Chenonceau: France's Mightiest Chateau?

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Chateau de Chenonceau the most stunning Castle of Loire Valley! 4K

AVEA - Alta Vista Epic Aerials

Take an aerial tour of one of the most famous Renaissance era castles in this drone video by AVEA - Alta Vista Epic Aerials.  The Château de Chenonceau is one of the two most famous of the 15th-16th century châteaus which line the Loire Valley of Central France.  The structure sits over the small River Cher in the department of Indre-et-Loire.  The current structure dates to the early 1500's; following its construction it was seized by the French Crown and in 1547 it was given by King Henry II to his mistress.   

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