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Normandy Drone Tour

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Normandy in e-motion

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Take an aerial tour of the famed French region of Normandy in this fantastic drone video by My Way.  The video features footage from across Normandy, including (1) Swiss Normande, a sub-region which takes its name from the rocky landscape reminiscent of the French Alps; (2) the famed chalk cliffs of Étretat on the  Côte d'Albâtre; (3) the tidal island of Mont-St.-Michel, atop which sits the famous 8th century monastery; and (4) some of the region's famed beaches with their marvelous cliff backdrops.

Drone Tour of NW France

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France by drone

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This fantastic drone video by Lewieque begins with a flyover of the great Mont-St. Michel monastery-fortress on a tidal island in Normandy, but the star of this particular show is a bit further south - the walled city of St. Malo, the former "pirates' den" which sits at the mouth of the La Rance River in northern Brittany.  The video also features some great views of the late 17th century National Fortress which sits on a tidal island just offshore from St. Malo, as well as the nearby town of Cancale.

Mont St. Michel: French Cultural Treasure

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Mont St Michel - France

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Mont St. Michel is an island off the coast of northwestern France. It is situated near the mouth of the Couesnon River, which forms the border between Normandy and Brittany. The monastery which dominates the island, built in the 8th century, is one of the most widely recognized historical sites in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Contributor Freeway Prod, one of France's the top drone piloting firms, treats us to an aerial tour of this magnificent place, which was featured in the famous Bayeaux Tapestry.

Mt. St. Michel and Etretat Cliffs

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Mont Saint Michel & Cliffs of Etretat France

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Top contributor NGreyTravels created this marvelous 50 second video intermixing footage of two of the most iconic spots in Northwestern France.  The first is the monastery of Mont-Saint-Michel, a tiny island off the coast of Normandy.  Originally a fortress, and (famously) unconquered during the Hundred Years War, it's one of the top attractions in France.  The second location is the nearby Cliffs of Étretat.  These marvelous looking chalk formations have captured the imagination of artists for centuries.  

The Cliffs of Étretat

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Amazing Etreta (France)

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Contributor and former DVOW Finalist Laurent Paris created this stunning drone video of the fabled French seaside town Étretat.  It's located on the coast of the Seine-Maritime Department in Normandy.  The video includes great shots of Étretat's famous rock arches and the L'Aiguille "needle" rock.  At the 1:10 mark, you'll see the monument to the White Bird, a plane which took off here in 1927 attempting the first Atlantic non-stop flight and disappeared at sea, just weeks before Lindberg's successful crossing.

Castle of Robert the Devil

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Château de Robert le Diable

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Check out this drone video of a well known feudal castle in northwestern France, compliments of contributor and pilot Wings and Images.  It's the Castle of Robert the Devil, and it's near the town of Moulineaux in the Seine-Maritime Department of Normandy.  It takes its name from King Robert of Normandy, the father of William the Conqueror, although it's not certain what his connection is to the castle.  It is known that the English King Richard the Lionhearted stayed here during the 12th century.  

Chateau Gaillard, Eure

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Bird's Eye Views of Château Gaillard, Normandy

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Here's a bird's eye view of one of the most famous castles in northern France, compliments of drone malin.  Gaillard Castle (Château Gaillard) is located about 95 km (around 60 mi.) northwest of Paris in the Normandy region.  Overlooking the Seine River, it was built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries on the direction of Richard the Lionheart, who was both King of England and the Duke of Normandy.  A key battleground during the Hundred Years War, it fell into a semi-ruined state around 1600.  

Normandy's Famous Windmill

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Moidrey's Windmill

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While France's Normandy region is perhaps best known for the Allied D-Day landing beaches of World War II and the stunning Mont St. Michel monastery-fortress, contributor Amaury Descours gives us a beautiful aerial view of a lesser known Normandy landmark.  Using a DJI Phantom drone, he shot this amazing video of Le Moulin de Moidrey,  windmill which was built in the early 1800's and is still operational.  Located a short distance from Mont. St. Michel, the windmill is a UNESCO World Heritage site.  

Le Havre: Port of Northwestern France

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Welcome to Le Havre

JAZ...
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Le Havre is one of France's most important seaport cities. It is situated in the Normandy region on the north bank of the estuary created by the River Seine, one of the most important waterways in France.  It's the country's second busiest port in terms of overall freight volume (after the southern port of Marseille), and its busiest in terms of containers.  The D-Day landing beaches from World War II line up to its west.  In this video, you'll get a bird's eye view of Le Havre, compliments of contributor JAZ.

The Cliffs of Normandy

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Normandy Drone and Timelapse Footage

My Way...
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Take an aerial tour of France's Normandy coast in this epic drone video by contributor My Way.   The video will take you around some of the most beautiful spots of this area of Atlantic Ocean coastline in the northwestern part of the country.  You'll see the iconic white cliffs and giant rocks offshore, the stunning Etratat cliffs and rock formations, and majestic lighthouses.  The highlight is probably the handstand sequence precariously close to the cliffs which you'll see at around the :35 mark.

Mont-Saint-Michel Bay

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THE BAY OF MONT SAINT MICHEL

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France's Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel is located at the mouth of the Couesnon at the eastern end of the Breton Peninsula, right the border between the country's Brittany and Normandy regions.  Known primarily for its tidal island topped by a great Medieval monastery-fortreess, the bay itself is considered one of the world's most beautiful.  In this video by contributor Dave NIZET, which was shot using a mix of ground camera and drone footage, you'll get a great tour of Mont-Saint-Michel Bay, whose size varies dramatically based on the tides. 

Villers-sur-mer, Calvado Department

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Walk to Villers-sur-mer

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Villers-sur-mer is one of the towns that lies along the famed coast of Normandy, a region of northwestern France.  It lies towards the eastern end of the main stretch of the Normandy coastline, well to the east of the World War II landing zones, more or less due southwest from Le Havre.  It lies in Calvado, one of the five Departments which make up the region.  Located about 200 km (around 120 mi.) from Paris, you can check out this picturesque beach town in this excellent drone video by Des Ailes et des Images.

Fécamp, Seine-Maritime Department

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Fécamp en vue aérienne par drone

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Fécamp is a commune in France's Seine-Maritime Department, one of five which makes up the country's Normandy region.  It's situated in the Pays de Caux, a chalk plateau which covers much of the department.  Occupied since neolithic times, Fécamp was the home of the Dukes of Normandy for a time in the Middle Ages.  Its history is deeply rooted in the fishing industry, and it continues to host  substantial fishing fleet.  You can check out this historic site in northwestern France in this excellent drone video by drone malin.  

Pointe du Hoc: Securing the D-Day Beaches

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Drone Views of Pointe du Hoc, Normandy

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Contributor Marc Olde Kalter created this amazing bird's eye view of one of the most important points in the initial battle for Normandy, France which commenced on D-Day, June 6, 1944.  Pointe Du Hoc has commanding views of what became Omaha and Utah Beaches, the two landing zones assigned to the USA's forces. On Day 1 of the invasion, US Army Rangers captured Point Du Hoc and fought off German counter-attacks, securing the beaches from flanking fire which could have derailed the entire operation.  

Houlgate, Calvados Department

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Houlgate

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Content creator and pilot Kris-Tof created this drone video of Houlgate, seaside town on the coast of Normandy, a region of northwestern France.  It's part of the Calvados Department, one of the five into which the Normandy region is divided.  The town "grew up" as a seaside retreat in the latter part of the 19th century. Houlgate is situated just a bit to the east of the beaches where the D-Day landings occured in 1944. It remained under German occupation for over two months longer than the areas to its west.

The Island of Mont St. Michel

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Magic hour on the magical Mont Saint Michel

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Without doubt, the fortress-cum-monastery on the island of Mont St.-Michel is one of the most iconic sights of France.  In this drone video by top contributor BeemFlights, you'll get a great bird's eye view not only of the great structure (which dates to the 8th century AD) but also of the island itself.  Located just a few hundred meters/yards off the Normandy coast, the island (which is sometimes connected to the mainland, depending on the tides) features some very impressive-looking rock formations.

D-Day Beaches by FPV

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D-day beach mid-range flight

Cyp FPV...
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Get an entirely new perspective on France's D-Day beaches in this fantastic piece by AirVuz contributor and first person view (FPV) pilot cyp fpv.  He flew a racing drone out over the stretch of the Normandy coastline which was the landing point for the giant Allied invasion of occupied France that commenced on June 6, 1944.  Flying some distance from the shore, he was able to film the remnants of the giant artificial harbor which was created here in the wake of the invasion to reinforce and resupply the massive invasion force.  

The Town and Cliffs of Étretat

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Short Cinematic Drone Mavic 2 Pro - ETRETAT FRANCE

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AirVuz contributor and pilot Raphael Rablat used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone to create this beautiful aerial tour of the town of Étretat in northwestern France.  It's located on the English Channel coast in Seine-Maritime, one of the Departments of the region of Normandy.  The video opens with some outstanding footage of the chalk cliffs which lie on the town's coastline.  The cliffs have appeared in numerous paintings and were used as a filming location for the 2014 French science fiction blockbuster Lucy.  

Village on the Cotentin Peninsula, Manche

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Village PortBail (la manche) drone dji phantom 4 part 2

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One of the more distinguishing geographic features of France's Normandy region on a map is the Cotentin Peninsula. The large landform forms the western side of the quasi-bay on which the famed Normandy beaches of World War II (D-Day) fame sit.  The peninsula is part of the Manche Department, one of the five into which Normandy is divided.  In this drone video by contributor HAMZA CHARKAOUI, you'll get a bird's eye view of a beautiful village called Portbail, which lies on the western side of Cotentin.  

Pegasus Bridge: Early D-Day Objective

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Pegasus Bridge (Pont de Ranville)

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Check out this drone video of a famous World War II site in northwestern France, compliments of AirVuz contributor morpheuseric.  The subject of the video is Pegasus Bridge, which crosses the Caen Canal in Normandy.  Orignally known as the Bénouville Bridge, the span was one of the first objectives in the Allied D-Day invasion of France in early June of 1944.  The capture of the bridge was part of Operation Deadstick, a glider operation undertaken by a crack British Army unit in the opening hours of the invasion.  

Utah Beach: D-Day Landing Zone

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🇺🇸⚓️ Utah Beach #DroneFootage#TheBlackSwanFlight

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Contributor Kris-Tof used a drone to create this aerial video of an important beach in France's Normandy region.  On June 6, 1944, it became known to the world as Utah Beach, the westernmost of the five landing zones for the D-Day invasion of France in World War II.  At 6:30 AM, units of the US Army's 4th Infantry Division and 70th Tank Batallion landed here to begin the bloody process of liberating France.  It was the most successful of the five landing operations that took place that fateful day.  

France's Famous White Cliffs

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The White Cliffs of Etratat, by Drone

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AVEA - Alta Epic Aerials created this stunning drone video of a site which played a key part in one of France's greatest mysteries.  Étretat is a small community on Normandy's Atlantic Coast.  In May, 1927, a plane called the White Bird took off from Étretat bound for New York.   The plane, piloted by two famous French World War I aces, disappeared without a trace and has never been found.  They had been seeking the Orteig prize, which was awarded to the USA's Charles Lindbergh weeks later.  

Mont-Saint Michel During Covid-19 Lockdown

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Empty Mount Saint Michel lockdown

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During the Covid-19 pandemic in the Spring of 2020, some of the world's most iconic tourist sites became virtual ghost towns.  In this drone video by AirVuz contributor Wanaii Films, you'll see one of France's top attractions in a deserted state: the tidal island of Mont-Saint-Michel on the country's Normandy coast.  One of the most well-known destinations in Europe, its monastery-fortress appeared on the Bayeux Tapestry and was famously unconquered during the Hundred Years War.  

Aerial Views of Mont St. Michel

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Astonishing Mont Saint-Michel !

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Contributor Let’s Fly Productions takes us on an aerial tour of one of the most iconic locations in France, the exquisite Mont Saint-Michel monastery which lies on an island of the same name. The site of fortifications dated to the 6th century, the tidal island withstood enormous pressure but was not conquered during the Hundred Years War. This extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage site, also known as the 'Wonder of the West' can now be enjoyed from every angle in this remarkable drone film.

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