Drone Tour of NW France
In this video, you can join contributor Lewieque on an aerial tour of Northwestern France, which he created with his DJI Phantom 3 drone. The video features footage of Saint Malo (an important port in the country's Brittany region), Cancale (a smaller town near Saint Malo), and the great monastery-fortress of Mont St. Michel, which lies on the Normandy coast. The video was shot with a DJI Phantom 3 Advanced drone with polarizing filters.
Aerial Tour of Brittany
For a bird's eye view of the Brittany region of northwestern France, it's hard to beat this video by contributor Lewieque. Shot with a Mavic Pro drone, the video features footage from across the Breton Peninsula, which is the heart of the region. With epic shots of the province's famous rocky shorelines, bridges, and the ancient city of Brest at its western extreme, it will give you a flavor of this distinctive Celtic region, one of the important building blocks of modern France.
Mont St. Michel: French Cultural Treasure
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.
Mont. St. Michel and Brittany
This epic drone video of Brittany in France by Karl Veca begins with a shot of the famous Mont. St. Michel island, which actually lies in neighboring Normandy. The majority of the footage is of the cities and towns of Brittany, which is a major population center in France as well as a large agricultural producer. The video will give you a sense of the rich cultural history of the province, which was an independent kingdom for centuries before consolidating with France.
Brittany's Cap Fréhel
Top contributor Amaury Descours flew a drone over a cape of Brittany in northwestern France to create this amazing video. Cape Frehel lies on the northern side of the Breton Peninsula, in the Côtes-d'Armor department. This is a remote slice of Brittany; the peninsula itself is uninhabited but for two adjacent lighthouses, both of which can be seen in the video. The shorter lighthouse was built in the 17th century while the taller one dates to the mid-20th century.
Normandy's Famous Windmill
While France's Normandy region is perhaps best known for the D-Day beaches and the stunning Mont St. Michel monastery, 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.
France's Breton Peninsula
Brittany is a region of northwestern France. It occupies a peninsula jutting out into the North Atlantic Ocean, and is home to some of the oldest ruins on earth, including a hearth dating to 450k years ago. Brittany's distinctive Celtic culture continues to be very much tied to the sea which surrounds the region. In this video, LeVoyagedesKoumoul takes us on an aerial journey across the Breton Peninsula and the surrounding area, home to over four million people.
Lille: France's Northern City
Lille is the largest city in the Nord department of France, the province which occupies the country's northern "triangle". Lille has a distinct culture which reflects the influence of the Flanders region of Belgium, which lies immediately to its north. It is one of the most industrialized areas of France, and its occupation by Germany at the outset of World War I was a major blow to the country. Morgo87 created this amazing drone video of the city, the fifth largest in France.
Finistère: Tip of Brittany
Contributor Thibault Poriel created this amazing drone video of the most extreme western part of France. At the tip of the peninsula of Brittany in northwestern France is a small department called Finistere. It roughly translates to "End of the World", and when seen on a map of France one can understand why. The video features bird's eye views of the spectacular rock formations of Finistere, which is also home to the famous seafaring town of Brest.
Pointe du Hoc: Securing the D-Day Beaches
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.
The Nature of Brittany
Shot with a DJI Phantom 4 Pro, this aerial piece by LeVoyagedesKoumoul features the magnificent shoreline of and waters off the Brittany region of northern France. The piece was made to bring awareness to conservation in the region via the group Bretagne Vivante, or Living Brittany. Castelli Beach, where the piece was filmed, is known for its sandy beaches and small coves which are sometime inaccessible due to erroding shoreline.
The Mountains of Brittany
Drone pilot Thibault Poriel heads west in this drone film to the Brittany region in France. We often see views of its Atlantic coast and ocean waves, but this aerial footage takes us into the mountains and forests of the region. Warm sunlight strikes across the raw natural features of the landscape that's in the middle of transitioning into the cold winter months ahead. Take in the aerial views of this region, one of the most culturally distinctive in France.
Aerial Views of Mont St. Michel
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.
France's Famous White Cliffs
AVEA - Alta Epic Aerials created this stunning drone video of one 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.
Brittany's Magnificent Mountains
Creator LeVoyagedesKoumoul created this spectacular drone video of a little known area in northwestern France. While the Brittany region is rightfully associated with the sea, it is also home to the Monts d'Arrée, a small mountain range. Far less visited than the well known port cities of Breton, these beautiful peaks rise gracefully from the plain that covers much of the range's immediate surroundings. In this video, you'll get a bird's eye view of this spectacular area which lies off the beaten path.
Brittany's Granite Coast
In this video by contributor PAMaire, you'll see the famous Pink Granite Coast of France's Brittany region from an entirely new perspective. He flew an FPV racing drone over this well known stretch of coastline known as the Côte de Granit-Rose. You'll get some epic views of the famous rose-colored rocks that line the shore, seen from the perspective of an FPV racing quad! With an FPV drone, the pilot controls the vehicle via video goggles, allowing him/her to fly extremely agressively.
Mont St. Michel by Drone
iDrone Aerials created this magnificent drone video of one of the world's most famous monasteries as well as one of the most recognizable sites in France. Mont St. Michel is a tiny island off the coast of Normandy, one of the provinces of northwestern France. The monastery, which sits atop the island, dates to the 8th century. It is prominently visible in the famous Bayeux Tapestry which commemorates the Norman conquest of England in the 11th century.
L’Archipel de Bréhat: Islands of Brittany
L’Archipel de Bréhat is a group of two main islands off of the northern coast of the Breton Peninsula in northwestern France. The area is distinguished by its distinctive pink granite rocks, so much so that the coast is called the Pink Granite Coast. The 1,000 or so permanent residents of the islands are spread out, leaving this a largely pristine bit of scenery. In this drone video by contributor Lumy, you'll get a marvelous look at these gorgeous islands, from a bird's eye perspective.
Northwestern France's Authie Bay
Top contributor Amaury Descours created this beautiful drone video from an idyllic spot on France's Atlantic coast. Authie Bay is created at the mouth of the river of the same name, which empties into the English Channel in the Somme department of the Hauts-de-France region. As you'll see in the video, Authie Bay has become a giant seal sanctuary. The bay is just a few km north of the Somme Bay, where the famous Knights of Normandy gathered for their invasion of England in 1066.
Le Havre: Port of Northwestern France
Le Havre is one of France's most important seaport cities. It is situated in Normandy 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 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.
Salt Ponds in Loire-Atlantique
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.
Morbihan: Brittany's Forest
Contributor Mattcoq created this beautiful drone video of Morbihan, a department of France in its Brittany region. It's situated on the southern coast of the Breton Peninsula extending some ways inland. The video was filmed in the inland parts of the department, an area of forests interspersed with lush green meadows and crossed by numerous streams. The highly cinematic video brings out the unusually appealing colors of the area, which appears as if out of a fairy tale.
Utah Beach: D-Day Landing Zone
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.
Check out this beautiful drone video from the Breton Peninsula in northwestern France, compliments of contributor droneballade. Locquémeau is located near the western end of the coast of the Côtes-d'Armor department, which take up most of the northern coast of this peninsula that is part of the Brittany region. It lies just to the east of Finistère, the department which translates to "the end of the world" in reference to its position as the westernmost point of mainland France.
The Cliffs of Normandy
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 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.
Brittany's Glénan Islands
Top contributor Freeway Prod created this magnificent drone video of a group of islands off the coast of Northwestern France. The Glénan is a group of nine major islands which are situated to the south of Finistère, which is on the western tip of the Breton Peninsula. Intermixed with the major islands are a group of about a dozen smaller ones. The islands are a popular day-trip destination for visitors to the Peninsula, although there is no lodging on them and camping is prohibited.
Lille's Opera House
The Opéra de Lille is a neo-classical opera house that was built from 1907 to 1913. In 1903, the original Lille opera house was destroyed in a fire. It was a devastating experience for the French citizens of Lille; it had been designed by local and famed architect Michael Joseph Lequeux in 1785. Drone pilots and cinematographers Let’s Fly Production had the incredible opportunity to feature the current Opéra de Lille via drone in this stunning aerial video.
Battle of Dunkirk Site
Contributor Kris-Tof took created this fascinating drone video of the site of one of the key battle in the early innings of World War II: Dunkirk. France's most northerly port city, it's situated just a few km/mi from the Belgian border in the Nord Department. In May, 1940, a German blitzkrieg came crashing through the Ardennes Forest and cut the main body of Allied forces in two. The British Expeditionary Force fell back to Dunkirk, where about 250,000 of them were evacuated to safety across the English Channel.
Nord Department: Comines
Comines is a commune of the Nord department in northern France. The town, which sits on the French-Belgian boarder, is split in two parts: the Comines of France and the Comines in Belgium. Top attractions for both tourists and locals include the Eglise Sainte-Chrysole and Beffroi de l’Hotel de Ville. You can see those buildings, plus the beautiful landscapes that surrounds the dual and idyllic town in this drone video, shot on the DJI Mavic Air, by pilot bartreding.
Mt. St. Michel and Etretat Cliffs
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.
Brittany's Gulf of Morbihan
Top contributor Mattcoq created this magnificent drone video of an unusual-looking harbor on the Atlantic coast of Brittany, France. Gulf of Morbihan is situated in the department of the same name, the southernmost of the four which comprise the region of Brittany. The harbor, whose name translates to "Little Sea" is distinguished by the many small islands which are spread throughout it, many of them tidal in nature. It's also known for being the site of some of the oldest ruins in France.
Castle of Robert the Devil
Check out this drone video of a well known feudal castle in northwestern France, compliments of contributor 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.
FPV on the Coast of Brittany
The bright yellows, intense oranges, deep purples and cotton candy pinks seen in this 4K FPV video along the shores of northwestern France can't be beat. Dams Diesel has some serious flow in this video, which was shot along the coast of Brittany, the hilly peninsula that extends into the North Atlantic. Just as ships have had to navigate Brittany's rocky shores for centuries, so the racing quad has to maneuver around the many rocks which lie just offshore here.