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Drone Tour of the South of France

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South of France by DJI Mavic Air (2018)

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DRone used a DJI Mavic Air drone to create this magnificent video of Southern France.  The country's long Mediterranean coastline includes some of the most desirable spots in Europe, some of which you'll see hear from a bird's eye perspective.  The video features footage of the Côte d'Azur (the French Riviera, or eastern stretch of the coast), a number of spots in inland Provence, as well as some epic bird's eye views of Porquerolles (an island off the Riviera).  It was filmed in July, 2018.

The South of France by Drone

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France Showreel Phantom 4

oneman_onedrone

Check out this absolutely stunning aerial tour of Southern France, compliments of top contributor oneman_onedrone.  There is something for everyone in this one, which was shot with a DJI Phantom 4.  It opens with a timelapse shot of some boats cruising over the crystal-blue Mediterranean Sea, then cuts to one of the many rivers which run through the region.  Then you'll see some of the region's famous vineyards, followed by shots of some of the castles and estates along the French Riviera. 

France's Famed Riviera

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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 some ways northward into the Alps.  Contributor 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 in many ways the world's first vacation destination.

Pro Drone Reel from the Riviera

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Show Reel 17 | French Riviera

French RC

Top contributor French RC created this brilliant aerial reel showing some of the highlights of their work on the French Riviera.  The video opens with an epic shot of the tiny private island called Île d'Or, which lies off the coast of Saint-Raphaël, in the Var Department.  From there, you'll see some amazing views of the cities and coastal cliffs along the famed coastline and other landmarks like the bridge near the Massif de l'Esterel and even a hang glider around the 1:05 mark.  

Treasures of the French Pyrenees

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Treasures of the Pyrenees: Montsegur, Devil's Bridge, and Roquefixade

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 the peaks of the Pyrenees are not as tall as the Alps, the lack for nothing in terms of sheer beauty and offer some of the best hiking spots in Europe.

Sights of Pyrénées-Orientales Department

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Cathare Airways

Hervé Mémain

Ccontributor Hervé Mémain brings us this beautiful drone video from the Pyrenees foothills in southern France, an area which had been heavily fortified before a 1659 treaty moved the border with Spain to the crest of the Pyrenees.  Locations include Fort Saint-Elme, built by Emperor Charles V when the area was still in Spanish control; the commune of Collioure; Gorges du Gouleyrous, a passageway between the Aude and Pyrénées-Orientales Departments; and the commune of Cucugnan, also in Aude.

Bouyon and Le Broc, Alpes-Maritimes

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

TheAstralPilot

In this drone video by TheAstralPilot, you'll get some spectacular aerial views of two towns in the hills of the Alpes-Maritimes Department in southeastern France. The video opens with shots of Chateau Germaine, a manor just west of the Var River and about 20 km (around 12 mi.) northwest of Nice. The next stop is the town of Bouyon, a hilltop town a bit west of the chateau but still within sight of the river. The last spot is the town of Bouyon, another hilltop town, which overlooks the Var River.

Lot Department's Village of Rocamadour

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ROCAMADOUR

CyRiLbkl

Here's a beautiful drone video of the famous churches of Rocamadour, a town built into a gorge in Southern France, compliments of contributor CyRiLbki.  It's located in the Lot Department, one of the northern provinces of the (southern) Occitanie region.  The village is known for a series of churches built into the wall of a shallow canyon of the Dordogne River.  The most important is the church of Notre Dame, which houses a Black Madonna icon and was a major pilgrimage destination. 

France's Basque Country

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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 due to the mountains which run along the head of the Bay of Biscay.  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, which begins a bit south of Bordeaux and runs to the Spanish border.  The video includes footage of Hendaye, Artzamendi, Rhune, and Biarritz.

Marseille, Calanques, and Avignon

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Provence, France - I love it here

Cpt. Jojo

The French region of Provence is one of the most storied in Europe. It covers the southeastern corner of the country, defined roughly by the Rhone River, the Italian border, and the Mediterranean Sea.  In this drone video by Cpt. Jojo, you'll get an aerial tour of this magnificent area, including footage of the following spots: (1) the great port city of Marseille, which is the de facto capital of the region; (2) the Calanque inlets which lie on the Mediterranean, southeast of Marseille; and (3)  the historical and cultural treasure of Avignon, which lies in the hills northwest of Marseille.

Bormes-les-Mimosas: Western French Riviera

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

Jturner

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 a hilltop overlooking the the French Mediterranean coastline.  It's part of the department of Var.  It is situated to the west of the more well known towns such as St. Tropez, Cannes, and Nice; these towns are all part of the neighboring Alpes-Maritimes Department, which covers the southeastern corner of France.

Bordeaux: France's Great Atlantic Seaport

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Flying over Bordeaux

Morgo87

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.  

Magnificent Cathedral of Marseille

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Cathédrale Sainte-Marie-Majeure, Marseille

CHDTNBN

Contributor CHDTNBN created this beautiful drone video of the Cathédrale Sainte-Marie-Majeure, one of the most well known landmark in the largest city of Southern France.  It was constructed in the mid-19th century, on the ruins of a church on the same site which had dated to the 12th century.  The port city of Marseille is the capital of the Bouches-du-Rhône district.  It is the second largest city proper in France, and as a metropolitan area it's third after Paris and Lyon. 

Néouvielle National Nature Reserve

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A Journey through France's Pyrenees Mountains

LeVoyagedesKoumoul

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 the Néouvielle National Nature Reserve; it's in the Hautes-Pyrénées Department in the heart of the French Pyrénées.

Adventurer Takes on the French Riviera

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Visit the French Riviera with Me! :)

Isabellefabre

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: Treasure of Provence

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Calanque D'en Vau, France

duminciucbogdan

A calanque is a small bay or inlet with steep sides and is unique to certain parts of the Mediterranean coastline.  The most well-known calanques lie around the middle of the southern coast of France, a bit east of Marseille.  In this video, AirVuz contributor duminciucbogdan catches a 'dronie' with his friends at the Calanque D'en Vau, one of the more famous of the calanques.  Calanque D'en Vau was recently named one of Europe's top beaches by Travel + Leisure.

France's Famous Pont du Gard Bridge

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Pont du Gard - France

juliendrone

Contributor Juliendrone created this beautiful video of the Pont du Gard, one of the world's most well known aqueduct bridges.  It spans the Gardon River in the Gard District of Southern France.  It was built in the first century AD to provide water to the nearby city of Nimes.  The world's highest elevated aqueduct, the 275 meter (900 ft.) stone bridge was designated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1985.  The stone structure was last known to be used in the 6th century.  

Yachting in France's St. Tropez

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Yacht Charter in St. Tropez

AurelBaud

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 yacht 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.  

Villages of the Côte d'Azur

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Côte d'Azur

stefan.beumer

Contributor and drone pilot stefan.beumer created this epic drone collage of France's Côte d'Azur, shot over the summer of 2018. It features bird's eye views of the village of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Eze Village, the Gorges du Verdon, and Lac de Ste. Croix.  It finishes in the town of Antibes with an amazing aerial of the star-shaped Fort Carré.  Fort Carré is best known for its appearance in the  1983 James Bond film Never Say Never Again, #15 in the series and the last in which Sean Connery played 007.

Village of Provence

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A Flight over a Typical Village in Southern France

phildrone

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. Provence is the historical region which covers most of southeastern France.

Menton, Alpes-Maritimes

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Menton France

NGreyTravels

Menton is a town which is literally in a corner of France; it's the easternmost town on the French Riviera, just west of the Italian border.  Once part of Monaco, it's been part of France since 1860.  Now a fashionable seaside town on one of the world's most famous coastlines, for centuries it was a border city facing the powerful Italian city-state of Genoa.  In this drone video by NGreyTravels, you'll get a nice aerial view of this historic town, including its baroque style Saint-Michel-Archange basilica belltower.  

French Riviera: Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

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St. Jean Cap Ferrat 2019

Drone_biker

Drone_biker created this beautiful drone video of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat in Southern France.  It's located on the eastern end of the French Riviera, roughly midway between Monaco and Nice. Like much of this stretch of the Mediterranean Sea, it's very old, very beautiful, and very very expensive.  The list of people who have lived here ranges from King Leopold II of Belgium to the actor/actress couple Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, among many other international luminaries.

Italian Sports Car on the French Riviera

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Bugatti Chiron at St. Tropez, France

ZilverSchmitz

Located on the Mediterranean Sea, the French Riviera has been a resort destination since the end of the 18th century when British, Russian, and other aristocrats made it their vacation getaway of choice.  It made a perfect backdrop for filmmaker ZilverSchmitz for this cinematic edit featuring one of the most glamorous cars around, the Bugatti Chiron. Interesed in purchasing one? The standard edition will cost you northwards of $3 million USD.  Gas and insurance are extra! 

Crussol: Castle of Southern France

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France's Crussol Castle

Franlac-Channel-France

Frantac-Channel-France gives us this beautiful drone's eye view of Crussol Castle, one of the more important landmarks in Southern France.  Like many French castles, it was built on the site of an old Roman hilltop fort. The castle, which dates to the 12th century, is made mostly of limestone.  It's located in the Rhône River valley near the town of Saint-Péray, in the Ardèche department of the country's Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.  The castle is classified as a National Monument of France.

Marseille's Notre-Dame

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Marseille: Notre-Dame de la Garde

princehamlet

Princehamlet created this beautiful drone video of Notre-Dame de la Garde, one of the most well known landmarks in the southern French city of Marseille.  Built on a rocky outcrop, it has a commanding view of the country's second largest city (third largest metro area).  The cathedral was consecrated in 1864 but not finished for another decade.  The cathedral is the site of an Assumption Day pilgrimmage, and is believed to be the most-visited site in this Mediterranean port city.    

Les Corbières: Foothills of the Pyrenees

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Les Corbières, France

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Contributor Imagoo created this beautiful drone video of Les Corbières, a small mountain range in southwestern France.  The mountains are essentially foothills of the Pyrenees, which form the border between France and Spain.  The highest peak in the Les Corbières range has an elevation of just over 1.2k meters (just over 4k ft.) above sea level.  In contrast to the extensive foothills on the southern (Spanish) side of the Pyrenees, these are the only foothill mountains on the French side.  

France's Mighty Rhône River

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Over the Rhône - DJI MAVIC PRO

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The Rhône is the most important river of Southern France.  While it isn't quite as long as the Loire River, it is easily the country's largest by discharge volume.  The river rises in the Alps and flows westwards and southwards, eventually splitting into two rivers (the Great Rhône and Little Rhône) and creating a large delta in the Comarge region before ending in the Mediterranean.  In this drone video by contributor Najibk, you'll get a look at the mighty waterway as it makes its way through the countryside. 

French Riviera: Windsurfing Paradise

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Cyril Moussilmani Windsurfing on the French Riviera

RikDingo

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.   

France's Amazing Sand Dunes

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Dune du Pilat, France

Abstract Aerial Art

Abstract Aerial Art created this stunning drone video of Dune du Pilat, the tallest sand dune in Europe.  It's located on the country's western (Atlantic) Coast in the province of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, a short drive of the Atlantic port city of Bordeaux.  The dune currently reaches a height of 110 meters (around 350 ft.) above sea level.  It's a popular paragliding spot, and is one of the top tourist destinations in southwestern France.   The dune is composed of an incredible 60 million cubic meters of sand.  

Aerial Tour of Bouches-du-Rhône

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MARSEILLE | AIX EN PROVENCE | LUDOVIC GICQUEL | DRONE | AENARIA PRODUCTION

Aenaria Production

Contributor Aenaria Production created this beautiful drone video from the Bouches-du-Rhône Department of Southern France.  The department is part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, which covers the southeastern portion of the country.  The video features gorgeous aerial shots of Marseille, the prefecture of the department and the largest city in the region.  It also includes footage of the Montagne Sainte-Victoire mountains, a small chain situated north of the great port city.  

Èze: Overlooking the French Mediterranean

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Sunrise over Eze

phildrone

In this video, contributor phildrone does a marvelous job of aerially capturing the sunrise over a beautiful town in the South of France.  Èze is located in the heart of the French Riviera, between Nice and Monaco.  The city is famous for its hilltop, which affords some of the most captivating views of the Mediterranean Sea to be had in the region.  In earlier times, the city played an important role in the various political and military struggles which defined the early modern history of Southern France. 

FPV Video: Montagne Sainte-Victoire

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Montagne.

nurkfpv

Top AirVuz contributor and 2018 Drone Racing League (DRL) Champion nurkfpv created this stunning first person view (FPV) video from a famous mountain in Southern France.  It's called the Montagne Sainte-Victoire, and it's a mountain ridge which runs about 18 km (around 11 mi.) on an east-west axis, beginning at a point a few km/mi east of Aix-en-Provence.  The mountain featured prominently in the paintings of the great Post-Impressionist Paul Cezanne, and later inspired the work of Pablo Picasso.   

Pyrénées-Atlantiques: Château d'Abbadia

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Le Château Observatoire Abbadia 🏰

Niall Thomas

Contributor Niall Thomas created this stunning drone video of a Neo-Gothic castle in Southern France.  It's called the Château d'Abbadia, and it's located near the town of Hendaye in Pyrénées-Atlantiques, the southwesternmost department of metropolitan France.  The castle was built in the late 19th century by well known architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc.  Its initial owner was Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie, a well known French explorer and man of letters.  

Antibes: James Bond Filming Site

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Sunrise on the French Riviera: Antibes

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Antibes is a coastal resort town on the French Riviera, located roughly halfway between Cannes and Nice.  The quaint town has been used a filming location for two different James Bond movies.  In the 1971 film Diamonds are Forever (the seventh in the series), the opening scene is shot here.    Over a decade later, the town's Fort Carre was used as the hideout for the villain in Never Say Never Again, the 15th installment of the series and Sean Connery's last appearance as 007.

Port Miou, Cassis Calanque

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Cassis Calanque Port Miou by Drone

nicos aerial

The area around the port town of Cassis in Southern France is known for its three narrow inlets (called calanques) which are almost unique to this part of the world.  With their steep limestone walls, they make for perfect marinas, and so they have become.  The longest of these is Port Miou, which appears on a map as a long blue finger pointing roughly to the northeast.  It looks much better for real and from above, as you'll see in this beautiful drone video by contributor nicospolski aerial.  

Baux Castle

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CASTLE | Les Baux de Provence in 4K | Cinematic Drone Footage

s00lfly FPV

Check out this stunning drone video of a 10th century fortification in Southern France, compliments of contributor s00fly.  It's called Baux Castle (Château des Baux) and it's located in the commune of Les Baux-de-Provence near the mouth of the Rhône River in the Department of Bouches-du-Rhône.  The citadel served to protect the town for centuries during a time of great instability in Provence, a historical region which did not become part of France until the late 15th century.  

Lac d'Esparron, Verdon River

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balade 4k Mavic 2 et Canoë - Esparron du Verdon -

nicos aerial

Nicospolski used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 to create this beautiful aerial of a spot in Southern France near the famed Verdon Gorge, sometimes called the Grand Canyon of Europe.  The video was filmed on a lake called Lac d'Esparron, which is part of the Verdon River just downstream from the great canyon.  The lake's calm waters offer all manner of aquatic recreational activities.  As you'll see, the lake features the same distinctively green colored water from which the river derives its name.  

Pic de la Pena, French Pyrénées

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Visit of the Pyrénées. Pic de la Pena at Vernet-Les-Bains (66) France

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The French Pyrénées, which serve as the border between France and Spain, are not as well known as the French Alps.  While the Pyrénées may lack the height of Alps, they are much more accessible; many of these mountains can be readily scaled with a hike of less than a day, and the range is full of incredible hiking trails.  In this drone video by imagoo, you'll get a drone's eye view of one of the walking circuits here: the Pic de la Pena.  It's a 3 km (just under 2 mi.) walking trail near the town of Benait-les-Baines.

Camargue: Rhône Delta

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DJI Mavic Pro 4K - autumn droning in Camargue, France

tonyfinn

If you don't think that plains areas can be beautiful, check out this drone video from Southern France by tonyfinn.  It's from an area called Camargue, which is an area in the delta of the River Rhône.  It's roughly halfway between Marseille and Montpillier, two of the largest cities on the country's Mediterranean coastline.  It's the largest river delta in Western Europe, and like most deltas it's a haven for various flora and fauna, including over 400 identified species of birds. 

Château de Quéribus: Son of Carcassonne

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Entre mer et montagne

aero73757

Check out this amazing drone video of one of the most famous French medieval castles.  It's called the Château de Quéribus, and it's located atop a mountain in the Corbières Massif, Pyrenees foothills in the Department of Aude.  The castle is one of a series of fortresses around the city of Carcassonne which defended what was for a time the Spanish border prior to its being moved southward to the crest of the Pyrenees.  The castle was built in the 12th century by the Cathars, a Medieval era religious movement.  

Valentré Bridge, Lot Department

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P O N T V A L E N T R É | Cahors | Lot |  France

CyRiLbkl

The Valentré Bridge (Pont Valentré) is a historical landmark in Southern France.  It spans the Lot River near the town of Cahors, in the Lot Department.  Situated on a strategic bend in the river, the bridge took most of the 14th century to complete.  Its construction is tied to a local legend concerning a pact that one of the bridge foremen made with the Devil to complete its construction.  You can check out the Pont Valentré from above in this drone video by CyRiLbkl.  

The Rhone Valley

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Verdure Printanière

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The Rhone River is the most important waterway in Southern France.  The river rises in the Alps, runs on a generally western course to Lyon before turning south for the remainder of its 800+ km (just over 500 mi.) length.  The Rhone Valley is a stretch of its southerly course before the river breaks up into distributaries on the Rhone Delta.  In this drone video by Rafiki, you'll get an aerial view of some of the sights of the Rhone Valley, home to some of France's most famed winegrowing areas.  

Cathar Castles of Aude

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Beautifull French Cathare Castles ! France

dronedeballade

The term "Cathar Castle" has come to mean castles of the French Pyrenees in the Aude Department of Southern France.  During the Middle Ages, many of these castles became sancturies for the adherents of Catharism, a breakoff branch of Christianity which was ruthlessly persecuted by the Catholic Church.  In this drone video by dronedeballade, you will get bird's eye view of some of these magnificent hilltop landmarks, including the "true" Cathar castles of d'Aguilar and Peyrepertuse.

Medieval Avignon

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Welcome to Avignon

IshPri

Avignon is one of the cultural treasures of Southern France.  It's situated on the banks of the Rhone River in the Vaucluse Department.  In this drone video by IshPri, you'll get an aerial view of the two greatest landmarks here: (1) the Pont Saint-Bénézet bridge over the river, which was built in the 13th century but left to a half-ruined state due to flooding of the Rhone; and (2) the Palais des Papes, one of the greatest pieces of medieval architecture and seat of the Popes during the Great Schism of the 14th century.  

Beauty of the French Pyrenees

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Les Pyrénées - Above the clouds

My Way
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Check out this spectacular drone video of the French Pyrenees mountain range by drone pilot and cinematographer My Way. The French side of the range, which separates the Iberian Peninsula from the rest of mainland Europe, is spread across a half-dozen departments, mostly in the Occitanie region.  Filmed over the course of three months, the video features great shots of the people and landscapes of this glorious alpine area of Southern France.  

Droning the Calanques

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Above the Calanques - France, Cassis

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The Calanques are a series of rocky inlets on a stretch of France's Mediterranean just east and a bit south of Marseille.  Stretching about 20 km (around 12 mi.) with an eastern end at the town of Cassis, most of the Calanques are part of a new national park established in 2012.  At the western end of the Calanques, there are a series of small islands which have the same rocky composition as the mainland.  In this drone video by Pierre, you'll get an aerial view of the beautiful Calanques.

Surfing on the Bay of Biscay

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Parlementia Stories

ATLANTIC DRONES

France's southern coast on the Bay of Biscay (part of the Atlantic Ocean) is home to some of the best surfing beaches in Europe.  In this drone video by ATLANTIC DRONES, you'll get a bird's eye view of the surfing scene around the town of Parlementia. It's part of the commune of Guéthary, which is just a few miles from the Spanish border.  The area is part of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques Department, which covers the southwestern corner of the country and is part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region.  

The 8th Arrondissement of Marseille

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Marseille a la côte

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The great French port city of Marseille stretches out along a long bay near the middle of the Mediterranean coastline of Southern France.  Its eighth arrondisement lies more or less due south of the center city, on a stretch of the bay which faces to the northwest.  As seen in this drone video by vakcin, you'll see it's an area of striking natural beauty, with a rocky coastal cliffs that drop down to the water and numerous small islands and coves; a true boater's paradise.  

Fort de Salses

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TARAN-TULA AIR Château Fort de Salses, France - Yuneec Typhoon H

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At one point in history, one of the most heavily fortified borders was between France and Spain.  Ultil the border was moved to the crest of the Pyrenees Mountains in the 17th century, the border lay on the northern (French) side of the chain, causing the French to build numerous forts to protect the most vulnerable arrangement routes.  In this drone video by SKYDRONAUTS, you'll see one of these fortifications: Fort de Salses, which was built in the 15th century.  

Aerial Tour of Pyrénées-Orientales

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France's Pyrénées-Orientales

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Imagoo created this stunning drone videos of the Pyrenees Mountains in Southern France.  The area filmed is the Pyrénées-Orientales, a department which occupies the very southern tip of mainland France.  It adjoins the Catalonia region of northeastern Spain, whose interior is also covered by the Pyrenees and its foothills.  As you'll see, the area features marvelous mountain views as well as some epic bird's eye shots of the Mediterranean Sea.  

Tourrettes-sur-Loup: Hill Village

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Sunrise over Tourrettes Sur Loup

phildrone

Contributor phildrone created ths nice aerial view of a historic town in the hills north of France's Mediterranean coastline.  It's called Tourrettes-sur-Loup, and it's located about 14 km (around 9 mi.) from the nearest point on the Mediterranean coast and a somewhat longer distance due north of Cannes.  Now mostly a tourist town, its roots as a medieval village are still visible in its architecture.  The video features footage of the main sights of the town, including the Church of St. Gregory and the Chapel of St. John.

The French Riviera by FPV

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EVOLVE - FPV Cinematic (4K)

Escape Fpv

The French Riviera, aka Côte d’Azur, is one of the most breathtaking areas in the world. Located along the Mediterranean coastline in the southeastern corner of France the area was one of the first modern resort destinations. Its rolling hills, majestic waters, and idyllic towns are what make it so magical. For FPV pilot Escape Fpv, it’s the landscape in the French Riviera that drew him there and enabled him to create this cinematic flight, a flight that made him an FPV Pilot to Watch in April of 2019.

Quéribus: Cathar Castle

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A Flight above bloody middle age History

Uwe3005

Here's an aerial view of a famous castle in Southern France, compliments of Uwe3005.  It's called Château de Quéribus, and it's located in the Aude Department.  The castle is considered one of the Five Sons of Carcassone, a line of castle-fortresses which once sat on the French-Spanish frontier in the days before the border moved to the Pyrenees crest.  Before that, it was closely associated with the Cathars, a breakaway religious movement which was eventually crushed by the emerging nation-state of France.    

The Heart of the French Riviera

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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.  The entire area is part of the Alpes-Maritimes Department. 

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