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Aerial Tour of 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.

Flying over the Cote d'Azur

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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.

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.

Brittany's Cape Frehel

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Cap Fréhel, Brittany, France

Amaury Descours

Top contributor Amaury Descours flew a drone over a cape of Brittany in northwestern France to create this amazing video.  Cape Frehel is a promontory that 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.  

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) 🇫🇷

Cabaye
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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.

Verdon Gorge: France's Grand Canyon

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Verdon Gorge by Drone

thedronetrip

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.

Aerial Tour of Brittany

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Bretagne by Mavic - Part I

Lewieque

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.  

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?

Lyon: France's Second City

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Lyon from the Sky

lyon Drone Service

In this video, AirVuz contributor and pilot Lyon Drone Services gives us a fantastic aerial look at the French city of Lyon.  The city proper is the third largest in the country, and it's the center of the country's second-largest metropolitan area after Paris. A very old city, Lyon is the capital of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, which covers much of east-central France.  Built on the site of an ancient Roman refugee settlement, the city is home to many of France's high tech companies.  

Profile of Freeway Prod

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The Drone Dish: freeway prod

The Drone Dish

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.

Auvergne: In the Center of France

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Auvergne by Drone!

My Way
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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.

South of France by Mavic Air

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South of France by DJI Mavic Air (2018)

DRone
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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.

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.

Drone Tour of the French Alps

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French Alps by Drone

Wilman
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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. 

Highlights of Brittany and Normandy

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France by drone

Lewieque

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.

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.  

France's Alsace Region

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Alsace, France | DJI Mavic Air 2019

Energy Butterfly

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.

France Showreel

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Retrospective of 2017

freeway prod

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.  

Notre Dame Cathedral

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Drone Paris - Notre-Dame Cathedral

freeway prod

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.  

Iconic Spots in Northwestern France

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The best places in the north of France. Aerial DRONE video 4K.

antoncha

Check out these aerial views of some of the most famous sights of northwestern France, compliments of AirVuz contributor antoncha.  The video features the following locations: the white cliffs of the town of Etretat in Normandy; the Bayeux Cathedral, a national monument in Normandy's Calvados Department; Normandy's Omaha Beach, site of the famous D-Day landing during World War II; the great island monastery-fortress of Mont-Saint-Michel; the port of Saint-Malo in Brittany; and the Breton town of Dinan.

Corsica: French Mediterranean Island

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Corsica: Island of Beauty - Drone 4K

Thib from Above

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.

The Jura Mountains

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After the Rain

Capchure.ch

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

Julien Hulin

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.  

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.  

France Drone Reel: 2016

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Drone showreel - Thibault Menu - 2016

thibault menu

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.  

Brittany / Northwestern France

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The Nature of Brittany in 2017!

LeVoyagedesKoumoul

In this drone video, top contributor and pilot LeVoyagedesKoumoul takes us on an aerial journey across the French region of Brittany. The video opens with an amazing shot of the Plougastel Bridge (also known as the Albert-Louppe Bridge), which crosses the Elorn River near Brest, the port city at the western end of the Breton Peninsula. From there you will be taken over a number of other spots on the coast and interior of this fascinating land, which is one of the most culturally distinctive regions of France.

Étretat: French Seaside Treasure

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Amazing Etreta (France)

Laurent Paris

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.

Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower

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Paris d'or

BeemFlights

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.  

Mont St. Michel: France's Cultural Gem

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Mont St Michel - France

freeway prod

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.

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