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Brittany's Emerald Coast

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Emerald | Brittany | 4K Cinematic Drone Footage

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Check out this fantastic drone video of a beautiful spot on France's Emerald Coast, compliments of top contributor Julien Hulin.  The video was filmed near Saint Lunaire, a town which lies roughly in the middle of the Emerald Coast, just west of the famous "pirate port" of Saint-Malo.  The Côte d'Émeraude stretches for about 40 km (around 25 mi.) between Cap Fréhel and Cancale on the northern side of the Breton Peninsula, in the Department of Ille-et-Vilaine.  This video was a Finalist for the Drone Video of the Week in July, 2020.

France Showreel: Three Departments

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Scineo - Showreel 2019

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Check out this marvelous showreel from France, compliments of new AirVuz contributor scineo_prod.  The video features footage from three areas: (1) the commune of Le Croisic in the Loire-Atlantique Department, just south of the Breton Peninsula; (2) the commune of Fontcouverte-la-Toussuire in the Savoie Department in the southeastern part of the country; and (3) the town of Mauléon-Licharre in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques Department in the country's southwestern corner.  

DVOW Finalist Showreel from France

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Drone ShowReel - Thibault Menu 2018

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French drone pilot Thibault Menu does high end commercial aerial videography work throughout the country.  His extensive portfolio includes work for TV commercials, documentaries, and other technically complex jobs.  He uses a DJI Inspire 2 drone with a Zenmuse X7 camera as well as a DJI Mavic Pro model.  This demo reel shows the range of his work, including a broad mix of landscape and action oriented shots.  This reel was nominated as a finalist for the AirVuz Drone Video of the Week Contest in July, 2018.

France Drone Reel: 2016

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Drone showreel - Thibault Menu - 2016

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Check out this spectacular 2016 drone reel from France by top AirVuz contributor and pilot thibault menu.  The video features a mix of action, landscape, and urban shots over this gigantic and beautiful country.  At the :10 mark, you'll see the Pont du Gard, a famous Roman aqueduct in the southern Department of Gard.  At about the :22 mark there's a great shot of a hilltop town somewhere in the hills of Provence.  You'll also see some great action shots of mountain bikers and tennis players, the majestic Pyrenees Mountains, and more.  

France Showreel

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Retrospective of 2017

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When one of France's top drone piloting companies puts together an annual reel showing the best of their work, you know it will be worth a watch.  And so it is; this reel from award-winning contributor Freeway Prod does not disappoint.  In less than two minutes, you will be treated to dozens of epic shots, most of which were shot throughout France.  Whether it's the Eiffel Tower, Mont Saint-Michel, the French Riviera, the Fortress of Sisteron, massive chateaux in the Loire Valley - it's all here.  

FPV Tour de France

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TOUR DE FRANCE - AirFlex

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Brand-new AirVuz contributor airflex production spent six weeks traveling through France to create this magnificent first person view (FPV) aerial "Tour de France".  Beautifully edited, this highly creative piece features epic FPV shots from around this giant West European country, ranging from historic bridges to mountain ridges, forests, statue parks, and the stunning blue waters of the Mediterranean coastline.  He also skillfully mixes in shots taken from a gimbal-stabilized drone.  Highly creative, it's well worth a watch.  

Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower

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Paris d'or

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Top contributor BeemFlights created this magnificent drone video of Paris, the great French capital.  The video alternates between the two most iconic sites in the City of Light: the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame de Paris, otherwise known as Notre Dame Cathedral.  The latter, which is one of the world's most well known churches, caught fire on April 15, 2019 and was badly damaged.  Located on the Île de la Cité in the River Seine, the 13th century Gothic landmark is one of France's greatest cultural treasures.  

Drone Tour of the French Alps

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French Alps by Drone

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Prepare to be blown away by this grand aerial tour of the fabled French Alps region, compliments of contributor and drone pilot Wilman.  Here is a rundown of the well-known spots you'll see featured in the video: Les Deux Alpes, Venosc; Monteynard Lake; Ecrins National Park; Road to Alpe d'Huez; Chambon Lake; Emosson Dam (Switzerland);  Refuge du Plan de l'Aiguille, Chamonix; the Passy Plaine-Joux; and Bossons Glacier, Chamonix.  The video was filmed using a DJI Phantom 4 Professional drone. 

Aerial Tour of Alpes-Maritimes

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

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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.

Highlights of Brittany and Normandy

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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.

Flying over the Cote d'Azur

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French Riviera | Côte d'Azur France

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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.

Notre Dame Cathedral

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Drone Paris - Notre-Dame Cathedral

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Here's a stunning aerial tour of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, created by top AirVuz contributor Freeway Prod.  The footage was captured shortly before the landmark was badly damaged in a fire which broke out on April 15, 2019.  The fire, which occurred while the church was undergoing renovation, destroyed its main spire.  Considered one of the world's 2-3 most famous churches and immortalized in Victor Hugo's 1831 classic the Hunchback of Notre Dame, Notre-Dame de Paris (as it's formally called) is currently being restored.  

Chambord: Famous Castle of France

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Chambord

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Chateau Chambord, which sits in the Loire River Valley of Central 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.

The Eiffel Tower

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Drone Paris - Eiffel Tower

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The Eiffel Tower in Paris is one of the world's most recognizable landmarks.  The great lattice tower built as the entrance for the 1889 World's Fair stands 324 meters above the Champ de Mars, and is the most-visited monument in the world.  Who better to film France's most iconic site by drone than one of France's top drone piloting companies and AirVuz contributor Freeway Prod?  Using a DJI Inspire drone, they captured this spectacular aerial footage in the course of a project they did for French TV.  

Mont St. Michel: France's Cultural Gem

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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.

Northern France under Quarantine

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Hauts De France en version #Covid-19 #RestezChezVous

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While the novel (and deadly) coronavirus didn't initially hit France as hard as it did Italy and Spain, by the first part of April the country was in the top four in terms of total confirmed Covid-19 deaths.   In this drone video by Let's Fly Productions, you'll see several spots around Northern France under the nationwide quarantining measures: the industrial city of Lille; Tourcoing, on the Belgian border; Roubaix, part of the Lille Metropolitan Area; Valenciennes, southeast of Lille, and Dunkirk.

Aerial Tour of Brittany

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Bretagne by Mavic - Part I

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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, the ancient city of Brest at its western extreme, and the one-time pirate enclave of Saint-Malo on its northern coast, the video will give you a flavor of this distinctive Celtic region.  

Villandry: Famous Chateau Gardens

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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.

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.

South of France by Mavic Air

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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.

Corsica: French Mediterranean Island

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Corsica: Island of Beauty - Drone 4K

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Contributor Thib from Above used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this beautiful view of the area around St. Flaurent on the Mediterranean island of Corsica.  The island's dominant feature is Cap Corse, a long peninsula which extrudes from the island's northern end.  St. Flaurent sits on the western side of the base of the peninsula, across from Bastia, which sits on the eastern side of the base.  As you will see from the video, it's a beautiful area with a quaint harbor town and numerous lagoons.

Brittany's Lake Guerlédan

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The Lake | Lac de Guerlédan | 4K Cinematic Drone Footage

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Take in these stunning aerial views from the heart of France's Brittany region, compliments of AirVuz contributor Julien Hulin.  The video was shot around  Lake (Lac de) Guerlédan, an artificial lake which straddles the departments of Morbihan and Côtes-d'Armor, near the middle of the Breton Peninsula.  Constructed in the 1920's in connection with its namesake dam, the lake has a surface area of about 4 square km (around a square mi.) and is the largest artificial lake in Brittany.  This was a Drone Video of the Week Finalist in June, 2020.

The Rhone River Delta

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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.  

Aiguille du Midi, Mont Blanc Masif

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Aiguille du Midi, Mont Blanc, Chamonix, for France télévision

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AirVuz contributor and drone pilot FrankyMoiss brings us this VERY impressive video from the heart of the French Alps, a result a filming job he did for a French television show.  The video was shot on the Aiguille du Midi, one of the peaks of the Mont Blanc Masif.  The top of the mountain is accessible from a cable car system, one of the world's longest, which originates in the village of Chamonix.  The video was shot using a combination of a first person view (FPV) mini-drone and a DJI Mavic Pro 2.  

Verdon Gorge: France's Grand Canyon

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Verdon Gorge by Drone

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Top contributor and pilot Dronetrip has graced AirVuz with a stunning bird's eye look Verdon Gorge in southeastern France.  The canyon runs up to 700 meters deep (about 2.4k ft) for a length of about 25 km (40 mi) in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.  Formed by a Durance River tributary, it's considered one of the most stunning canyons in Europe if not the world.  In this video, Dronetrip's DJI Mavic Pro drone beautifully captures this amazing natural marvel which is sometimes called the Grand Canyon of Europe.

Outdoor Adventures on the French Riviera

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My vision of French Riviera

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Outdoorswoman and drone pilot extraordinaire Isabellefabre hits the mark with this action packed adventure reel from the French Riviera.  Using a drone supplemented with a ground camera, she films herself taking on some of Europe's most beautiful natural and cultural scenery: hiking, running, climbing, stand-up paddleboarding, mountain biking; she does it all.  Among the many epic shots to choose from, our favorite is probably the footage of her riding her paddleboard to the private island known as Île d'Or near Saint-Raphaël.

Auvergne: In the Center of 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 the country.  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.

Lyon under Quarantine

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Lyon City France- COVID-19 - #restezchezvous

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In this excellent drone video by Lyon Drone Services, you'll see the great city of Lyon, France as it appeared virtually empty during the Covid-19 panedemic in 2020.  Located at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône Rivers about 470 km (around 300 mi.) southeast of Paris, Lyon is the center of France's second-largest metropolitan area.  The video features stunning footage of the city's riverfront, the impressive Basilica of Fourvière in the hills above the city, and the empty Place Bellecour, one of France's largest public squares.  

France's Alsace Region

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Alsace, France | DJI Mavic Air 2019

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Contributor and drone pilot Energy Butterfly used a DJI Mavic Air to create this mini-aerial tour of the Alsace region of east-central France.  Alsace is a historical region in which (by virtue of geography) French and German culture has been nearly thoroughly blended.  Together with its sister province of Lorraine, Alsace was captured by Germany in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1, then recaptured by France in World War I.  The towns featured in the video include Riquewihr, Eguisheim, and La Petite Pierre.

The Jura Mountains

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After the Rain

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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.

Cap Fréhel and the Emerald Coast

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Cap Fréhel

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Check out this stunning drone video of France's Cap Fréhel, a rocky peninsula which is one of the top sights of the Brittany region.  The cape anchors the western end of the Emerald Coast (Côte d'Émeraude), a stretch of coastline on the Gulf of Saint-Malo which runs east to the area around Mont St. Michel.  The video features epic aerial views of the gulf's rocky coastline, the cape's two lighthouses, and the 13th century castle Fort-la-Latte, which lies at the end of the southern of the cape's two tips.  

Normandy and Brittany Highlights

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North France: Normandie to Bretagne. Aerial 4k

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Check out these marvelous drone views from northwestern France, compliments of AirVuz contributor and pilot antonchayka.  The video opens with an excellent shot of the Pont de Normnandie Bridge, which spans the Seine River in Normandy.  Then it's on to the lovely Normandy seaside town of Etretat and its spectacular rock formations.  Next stop is the Bayeux Cathedral, followed by Omaha Beach of D-Day fame.  Then it's on to the magnificent tidal island of Mont-Saint-Michel before heading to St. Malo and Dinan in Brittany.  

Étretat: French Seaside Treasure

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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.

Saint-Malo: Pirates' Nest in Brittany

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Saint-Malo Lockdown

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It's likely many centuries since the fabled French seaside town of Saint-Malo has been as empty as it appears in this drone video by Wanaii Films.  The onetime pirate stronghold on the Breton Peninsula, one of the top attractions in northwestern France, was a virtual ghost-town in the Spring of 2020 due to the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic.  The novel coronavirus infection rate was initially lower than in Italy and Spain, but by the first week of April France was catching up to its southern neighbors.

60 Seconds in Marseille

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Flying over Beautiful Marseille

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Check out this fantastic 60 second drone video of the great French city of Marseille, compliments of AirVuz contributor and pilot Microscope.  The country's second-largest city after Paris, Marseille is the largest in the southern part of the country and is home to France's largest seaport.  The video features footage of some of the most iconic sites in Marseille: the Catholic basilica Notre-Dame de la Garde, the Palais Longchamp museum complex in the 4th arrondissement, the marina and waterfront, and more.  

Avoriaz: Fabled French Alps Ski Resort

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Avoriaz | France

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Avoriaz is one of the best-known skiing destinations in the French Alps. It's in the area between Chamonix and Mt. Blanc to the south and Lake Geneva to the north. The resort has 51 slopes with a top-to-base drop of just under 1.4k meters or about 4.5k feet. It is one of the resorts credited with pioneering modern skiing and continues to be among France's top ski resorts and amongst the top in the entire Alps region. Ear Trumpet Media created this drone video of the magnificent slopes of Avoriaz.

Brittany's Pink Granite Coast

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Un Peu de Bretagne - Sur La Côte de Granit Rose

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Drink in these magnificent drone views of France's Pink Granite Coast, compliments of top AirVuz contributor Thibault Poriel.  The Pink Granite Coast is the unofficial name for a stretch of coastline on the northern side of the Breton Peninsula in Brittany.  It runs for about 30 km (a bit under 20 mi.) between the communes of Plestin-les-Grèves and Louannec in the Côtes-d'Armor Department.  The video features footage of some of the top spots on this fabled coast, including Trégastel, Perros-Guirec, île Renote, Ploumanac'h, and Saint Guirec.

Mont-Saint-Michel by FPV

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Mont-Saint-Michel Like Never Before!

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You may have seen drone video of France's Mont-Saint-Michel, the tidal island which lies off the coast of Normandy.  However, you've probably never seen anything like this first-person view (FPV) video of the great 8th-century monastery-fortress which sits atop the island, compliments of contributor and FPV pilot Fincky.  He used an FPV racing quad to create a highly cinematic view of one of France's most iconic sites, it's no wonder why this video earned a nomination in the Cinematic FPV category at the 6th Annual NYCDFF.

2019 Reel: French Alps and Corsica

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Visions - 4k Drone Footage - Best shots of 2019

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Check out this fantastic 2019 drone reel from France, compliments of AirVuz contributor Shikijo.  The video features footage from the following locations: Grenoble, the unofficial capital of the French Alps region; the French Alps ski resort of Chamrousse; Chateau de Bon Repos in the French Alps town of Jarry; the famous ski resort town of Saint-Gervais Les Bains; U Sbirru Beach, on the island of Corsica; the Corsican town of Machja; the Bastille Fortress of Grenoble;  and the Pont de la Caille Bridge in the French Alps town of Cruseilles.

Showreel from France

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Show Reel 17 | French Riviera

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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.  

Profile of Freeway Prod

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The Drone Dish: freeway prod

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On this episode of the Drone Dish, host Tyler Mason chats with Mike Gisselere (AirVūz Profile: freeway prod), a top French aerial videographer who currently lives in Canada. He and his team at Freeway Productions have done some of the most technically demanding aerial filming work ever done in France, including coverage of the Tour de France cross-country biking race.  Their videos of the epic Tour, Mont St. Michel, the Gardens of Villandry, are well represented in the AirVuz France collection.

France Compilation Video

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France from Above 🇫🇷

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France is one of the world's top tourist destinations and drone pilots have been traveling there to capture its sights. AirVuz put together a drone video compilation, narrowing down the top reasons you should visit. Drone footage of Paris shows it world-famous art and architecture. The glittering blue water of the French Riviera is an obvious attraction for all tourists. And the French Alps have mountain views that will certainly take your breath away. Ready to book your trip to France?

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