Discover Top Bird's Eye Views of the South of France


French Riviera | Côte d'Azur France

French RC

While there is no universally agreed upon definition, the French Riviera (Cote d'Azur) is generally defined as the Mediterranean coastline of the southeastern corner of France.  The Cote d'Azur lies within the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, which extends northward into the Alps.  French RC used a DJI Phantom 3 Pro drone to create this spectacular aerial tour of the French Riviera, the super-rich playground which was the world's first vacation destination.


Montsegur, Devil’s Bridge, Roquefixade. Treasures of Ariege Pyrenees by drone

Amaury Descours

Ariege is a section of the Occitanie region in the southern part of France, near the border with Spain.  It is part of the mountainous Pyrennes region which straddles the two countries.  In this video, contributor Amaury Descours treats us to aerial views of some of the spectacular sites of the French Pyrennes, including Montsegur, Devil’s Bridge, and Roquefixade.  While these peaks are not as tall as the Alps, the lack for nothing in terms of sheer beauty.  


South Of France Alpes-Maritimes| Côte d’Azur | French Riviera - 4K Drone Footage


Miles of gorgeous coastline, vibrant blue waters, medieval cities and the consistently mild weather are the reasons why the French Riviera is such a popular travel destination, particularly for those with unlimited means. TheAstralPilot captures all of the beauty this region has to offer in this drone video, which includes aerial footage of Chateau Germaine and the stunning Alpes-Maritimes villages of Bouyon and Le Broc.


French Riviera by Yolo

Yolo (MrOuch)

Top contibutor Yolo treats us to an amazing aerial look at the eastern end of the French Riviera.  While there is some dispute about where the extent of the Cote d'Azur in the west, there is none about its eastern extent, which runs up to the Italian border.  In this video, you'll get a bird's eye view of the stunning coastline area lying to the east of Nice, including Capd'ail, Menton, Beausoleil, Roquebrune Cap Martin, Monaco Eze and Beaulieu sur Mer.  


Made in Basque Country (France) 🇫🇷

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The Basque people of southwestern Europe have a highly distinct culture, which evolved in partial isolation from those of neighbors Spain and France by virtue of unusual geographical factors.  While the heart of the region is in northern Spain, a portion reaches into southwestern France.  Cabaye created this beautiful aerial video of the French portion of Basque Country, on the Bay of Biscay.  The video includes footage of Hendaye, Artzamendi, Rhune, and Biarritz.


Bormes Les Mimosas, Cote d'Azur France | Cinematic Edit

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Jturner used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this spectacular aerial look at an idyllic spot at the western end of the French Riviera.  Bormes-les-Mimosas is a small town on the French Mediterranean coastline.  It is situated to the west of the more well known towns such as St. Tropez, Cannes, and Nice.  As you'll see in the video, it is a charming village set on a hilltop in France's glorious Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, which covers all of southeastern France.  


Flying over Bordeaux


This aerial video of Bordeaux, France was created by Morgo87 using a DJI Mavic Pro drone.  In addition to being the unofficial wine capital of the world, Bordeaux is the largest city in southwestern France and the center of its sixth largest metropolitan area overall.  It is situated in the Garonne department, which is part of the giant Nouvelle Aquitaine region.  Bordeaux lies near the mouth of the Garonne River, the most important river in southwestern France.  


A journey trough one of the most beautiful place of South of France.


The Pyrennes Mountains serve as the border between France and Spain, two of the first true nation-states.  While the Pyrenees peaks lack the altitude of the Alps, the region is nonetheless spectacular, with mountain peaks exceeding 3k meters (about 11k ft.), lush valleys, and spectacular rock formations.  Contributor LeVoyagedesKoumoul treats us to an aerial tour of this region, which separates what were the two most powerful countries in the world for a time.  


Visit French Riviera with me ! ;)


Top contributor Isabelle Fabre headed to the French Riviera to make one of her trademarked adventure-drone videos.  The video alternates between scenes from the rocky coastal hills of the Cote d'Azur, and the blue waters of the the Mediterrean.  These are her playgrounds, the former for running and mountain biking, and the latter for some epic kiteboarding and some relaxation on a paddleboard.  All under the clear blue skies of one of the world's most desirable locations.  


Calanque D'en Vau France, one of the most beautiful places in south France


A calanque is a small bay, or inlet with steep sides, much like a fjord; in this particular instance, Calanque D'en Vau, found in the Provence region in south France, shows off it's edges against the clear blue water. This special spot along the Mediterranean, with it's bright white limestone serving as a backdrop, provided the perfect place for AirVuz contributor duminciucbogdan to catch a 'dronie' with his friends (clearly the perfect way to remember this charming destination, only accessible by boat or durable shoe!)


Cyril Moussilmani windsurfing in the french riviera


The Mediterranean waters of the French Riviera are ideal for many water activities, windsurfing being one of the standouts.  The moderate surf, steady winds, and spectacular scenery have drawn some of the top windsurfers from around the world.   In this video, top professional windsurfer Cyril Moussilmani, who hails from Marseille, is filmed by AirVuz contributor and drone pilot RikDingo, who has made a specialty of using drones to aerially capture this thrilling sport.   


Pont du Gard - France


Contributor Juliendrone created this beautiful video of the Pont du Gard, one of the world's most well known aquaduct bridges.  It spans the Gardon River in Southern France.  It was built in the first century AD to provide water to the nearby city of Nimes, which it did in prodigious quantities by the standards of the Antiquity.  The world's highest elevated aquaduct, it was designated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1985.  It was last known to be used in the 6th century.  


Yacht charter in Saint Tropez


Contributor AurelBaud brought a drone along on a yacht cruise on the French Riviera and created this amazing video from the experience.  The video opens with an amazing shot of the legendary port of St. Tropez, which was the port from where the Mangusta 82 was launched. From there, you will follow along like a bird flying over the stunningly beautiful Cote d'Azur, the world's first true  vacation beach spot, and the aquatic activities of the rich and famous who frequent here.  


Côte d'Azur


Given it's nickname of Cote d'Azure in 1887 by writer Stephen Liegeard (while he penned a book about it by the same name), the French Riviera remains as a premier vacation destination.  Drawing both yachts to it's marinas and day-trippers to it's beaches, it's stunning shoreline and 300+ days of warm sunshine create the perfect allure for all, and drone pilot stefan.beumer caught each angle perfectly in this amazing aerial video filmed in the summer of 2018.


A flight over a typical southern French village


The charming villages of southern France feature stacked stone houses, clocktowers, old churches, narrow streets, and breathtaking views of the forested Maritime Alps.  In this short video, drone pilot and AirVuz contributor Phildrone shot incredible footage of the village of Bonson, found in Provence; his aerial views - replete with rolling clouds -  captured the old-world charm enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. 



Entre mer et montagne



Etienne Lehuédé