Page view

France's Famed Argentiere Glacier

Skiing down the Spectacular Argentiere Glacier Chamonix France

Jturner
Jturner
2.4k VŪZ 34 18
a year ago

Contributor Jturner produced this spectacular video skiing down the Argentiere glacier, which is part of the Mt. Blanc Masif in the French Alps.  The glacier which runs perpendicular to the Chamonix Valley, made a disguised but widely noted appearance in the 21st installment of the James Bond series, The World is Not Enough.  In the 1999 film, 007 (played by Pierce Brosnan) there's an epic mountain ski chase scene which is set in the Caucasus but which, in fact, was shot on this very glacier.

Drone over Aguile du Midi

Epic 360 Drone Flight Above The Clouds

dronealps
dronealps
2.7k VŪZ 35 20
2 years ago

The Aguile du Midi is probably France's best known mountain, after its neighbor Mt. Blanc.  Unlike Mt. Blanc though, the Aguile du Midi peak is served by a cable car, the world's highest.  The cablecar's top station has become one of the most iconic sites of the Alps.  At an altitude of 3.8k meters (about 12.6k ft.), its panoramic views are matchless.  That is, until you could circle the peak itself, via a drone.  That's what dronealps did in this amazing 360 aerial of the great peak.  

Chamonix: In the Shadow of Mont Blanc

Chamonix Mont-Blanc in Winter

dronealps
dronealps
6.3k VŪZ 71 41
3 years ago

Mont Blanc, in the French Alps, is the highest mountain peak of France, as well as the highest in the entire Alps system. Its peak is 4.8k meters (just under 15.8k ft.) above sea level. Chamonix is a small village located in the shadow of the great mountain. It was the site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924, the first of three held in the French Alps. DroneAlps, one of the top French drone piloting companies, found the perfect sunny day to capture this quaint Alpine paradise under a fresh coat of snow.

Verdon Gorge: France's Grand Canyon

Verdon Gorge by drone

thedronetrip
thedronetrip
2.5k VŪZ 40 24
2 years ago

The 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.

Avoriaz: Famed French Ski Resort

Avoriaz | France

Play North
Play North
3.5k VŪZ 47 36
2 years ago

Avoriaz is one of the best known skiing desinations 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.

Magnificent Aguille du Midi

Sunset around the Aiguille du Midi

dronealps
dronealps
3.0k VŪZ 64 37
2 years ago

Contributor Dronealps, one of the top drone piloting companies in France, created this epic aerial video of one of the most beautiful spots in the French Alps.  Aiguille du Midi is a sibling of Mt. Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps.   Aiguille du Midi features  cable car to its summit of 3.8k meters (about 12.6k ft), which for a time in the mid-20th century was the highest cable car in the world.  The viewing platform at its peak is one of the most iconic sights in France.

Foothills of the French Alps

The French Prealps

zimydakid
zimydakid
6.1k VŪZ 75 75
2 years ago

Top contributor Zimy da Kid took a drone along on a hike into the French Prealps.  These are essentially "mini Alps" which lie to the west of the "real" French and Swiss Alps.  It's actually a series of ranges, including the Chartreuse and Vercor Mountains.  With modest elevations, they are generally accessible without climbing equipment.  In this video, you'll get a bird's eye view of this epic hiking trip as they walk to the top of Grand Veymont, which at 2.3k meters (7.7k ft) is the highest peak in this range.  

Dauphiné Alps: Parc National des Écrins

Parc des Ecrins vue du ciel

Florian Ledoux
Florian Ledoux
2.6k VŪZ 49 26
3 years ago

Award winning drone pilot Florian Ledoux created this spectacular aerial video of France's Parc National des Écrins.  The park covers about 900 square km (about 350 square mi) in the Dauphiné Alps, a subchain of the greater Alps Mountain system.  The park includes the Barre des Écrins, the highest peak in the range at about 4.1k meters (about 13.5k ft).  The park is a short distance from Grenoble and Albertville, the sites of the two Winter Olympics held in France.  

Mighty Fortress of the French Alps

Citadel of Sisteron - France

freeway prod
freeway prod
2.3k VŪZ 48 34
2 years ago

Top contributor Freeway Prod used a DJI Inspire 2 drone to create this stunning aerial video of the Citadel de Sisteron, a very well known fortification in the foothills of the French Alps.  The town of Sisteron is located in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, which is just to the south of the Hautes-Alpes department in the heart of the French Alps.  The citadel was built to take advantage of Sisteron's strategic location in the middle of a gap between two mountain ridges.  

Flying through Bossons Glacier

Drone Flight Through A Glacier

dronealps
dronealps
6.3k VŪZ 70 47
2 years ago

Top contributor Dronealps created this spectacular video by flying a drone through the Bossons Glacier in the French Alps.  The glacier was formed from the snows of Mt. Blanc, and it flows about 7.5 km (around 4 mi) past the iconic Aiguille du Midi mountain and ends around Chamonix.   This is a flying maneuver not for the faint of heart, as you'll see from the video one wrong turn and the drone would be completely irrecoverable from the vast glacial field.  

Briançon: Alpine Fortress Town

Fortress

Morgan Prod
Morgan Prod
292 VŪZ 10 9
6 months ago

The fortress town of Briançon in the French Alps bears a number of distinctions.  First of all, it is the highest town in France with at least 2,000 inhabitants.  Second, its strategic position relative to a key mountain pass made it one of the most heavily fortified cities in Europe after the current structures were built in the 17th century to protect against invasion from the (then) Holy Roman Empire.  Famously, the town withstood a long seige in 1815, near the end of the Napoleonic Wars.  

Drone Tour of France's Haute-Savoie

MAVIC 2 PRO | January 2019 Video

ANTHONYVLOG
ANTHONYVLOG
127 VŪZ 9 7
4 months ago

In this video, contributor ANTHONYVLOG puts the DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone to good use showing the beauty of the French Alps.  The video was shot in the Haute-Savoie department, which is part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.  Haute-Savoie is in the heart of the French Alps; Lake Geneva lies immediately to its north and Mt. Blanc to its south.  This video will take you on a ride through this magical region, including shots of its snow-covered forests, frozen lakes, bridges, stunning lakeside towns, and more.  

Hyperlapses of Val Thorens

Dronehyperlapses of Val Thorens | France 2019

Rein Martens
Rein Martens
1.0k VŪZ 9 12
a month ago

Check out this stunning dronelapse video of a famous ski resort in the French Alps, compliments of contributor Rein Martens.   It's called Val Thorens, and it's situated in the Tarentaise Valley in Savoy, in the heart of the French Alps.  The resort is linked to two other resorts through valleys. Val Thorens has the distinction of being the highest ski resort in Europe.  It's also the most-visited ski resort in France, and its cable car to the top of Cime de Caron is one of the world's largest.  

Grand Montets: Mont Blanc Resort

🗻 Grands Montets, Chamonix (French Alps) 3300m 🗻

dronealps
dronealps
3.5k VŪZ 50 28
3 years ago

Grand Montets is a resort in the Chamonix Valley in the French Alps.  It's known for its particularly challenging runs down the Aiguille d'Argentière.  It lies immediately to the north of Mt. Blanc, the tallest mountain in the Alps.  It is especially well known for its cable cars, which whisk skiers to a restaurant at the peak.  In this video by top drone piloting company dronealps, you'll get a bird's eye view of the very top of Grand Montets during the height of the winter ski season.  

Drone Tour of the French Alps

Alps by Drone / Zoe Durrant - Need To Feel Loved

Wilman
Wilman
2.7k VŪZ 59 35
a year ago

Prepare to be blown away by this grand aerial tour of the French Alps, compliments of contributor Wilman.  Here are the well known spots 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. 

France's Contamines Valley

Views from the Contamines Valley in the French Alps

Capchure.ch
Capchure.ch
3.8k VŪZ 38 23
2 years ago

Capture.ch created this stunning drone valley from the Contamines Valley in the French Alps.  It sits between two of the best known ski resorts in the region: Chamonix and Megève.  The valley is just a short distance from Mt. Blanc, the highest mountain in all of Europe west of the Caucasus.  The slopes of the valley host skiers in the winter and mountain climbers in the summer.  Ride along in this video through this stunning snow-covered alpine valley in the heart of the French Alps.

Arve River in the French Alps

Arve Valley and the Mont Blanc

Franlac-Channel-France
Franlac-Channel-France
857 VŪZ 9 11
4 months ago

The Arvey River is a relatively short waterway in the Alps.  It flows mostly through France before joining the Rhone over the Swiss border.  On its way there is snakes through the village of Chamonix in the shadow of Mt. Blanc.  Unfortunately, the level of human activity has degraded the quality of the river.  In this stunning drone video by Franlac-Channel-France, you'll see the still stunning alpine valley and the mighty mountain which towers over it.   

Hiking Near Mont Blanc

Trail face au Mont Blanc, sur la crête du Mont Joly, filmé en 4k au drone DJI Mavic Pro

pierrethiaville
pierrethiaville
1.4k VŪZ 41 28
2 years ago

Get a good long look at the highest mountain in the Alps, compliments of contributor pierrethiaville. He used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to film a pair of runners taking on a ridge with Mt. Blanc in the background.  The "White Mountain" is probably France's greatest natural treasure; it's the highest mountain in Europe west of the Caucasus.  Chamonix, which sits in its shadow, is probably the single best known ski resort in the world.  Sit back and enjoy the view of this magnificent mountain peak.

Grenoble: Capital of the French Alps

Grenoble Alpes

lempreinte-STD
lempreinte-STD
911 VŪZ 25 16
2 years ago

Contributor lempreinte-STD created this beautiful drone video of Grenoble, the most important city in the French Alps region and host of the 1968 Winter Olympics. It's actually in the foothills of the great mountain chain, surrounded by two sub-ranges of the the so-called French Prealps to its north and south and the Alps proper to its east.  In the video, you'll see the city from the vantage point of all three ranges: the Chartreusse (north), Vercor (south), and Belledonne (east) mountains.  

Chartreuse: French Prealps

Grenoble Chartreuse

lempreinte-STD
lempreinte-STD
2.8k VŪZ 43 21
2 years ago

Contributor lempreinte-STD created this beautiful drone video of France's Chartreuse Mountains, one of the ranges that make up the French Pre-alps chain.   The highest peak in th Chartreuse, Chamechaude, reaches an altitude of just under 2.1k meters (just over 6.8k ft.), and most of the mountains are accessible by hiking.  The mountains extend north from Grenoble, the 1968 Olympics host city and the city generally regarded as the capital of the French Alps region as a whole.  

France's Famous Lake Bourget

Lac du Bourget Part II - DJI MAVIC PRO

Najibk
Najibk
1.7k VŪZ 19 14
2 years ago

Najibk used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this beautiful aerial view of a famous lake and spa town in the French Alps.  Lake Bourget (Lac du Bourget) is an alpine lake in France's Savoie department.  With a maximum depth of 145 meters (around 475 ft.) it's the deepest in France, and with a surface area of 17 square mi (around 45 square km.) it's either the largest or second largest depending on the season.  The video also captures  Aix-les Bains, a famous spa town on its eastern shore.  

Annency, Haute-Savoie

In The Clouds - Annecy by Drone [Dji Mavic Pro] 2018

Didge
Didge
882 VŪZ 13 13
a year ago

Contributor Didge used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this beautiful aerial view of the area around Annecy in the French Alps.  Located a half hour drive south of Geneva, Annecy is the largest city in the Haute-Savoie department.  The city is situated at the northern end of Lake Annecy, the third largest in France.  Variously called "The Pearl of the French Alps" and "The Venice of the Alps", it appeals to both outdoors-seekers and skiers as well as travelers interested in its long cultural history.  

Grand Pic de Belledonne, Dauphiné Alps

Puy Gris 2908m, Massif de Belledonne, Savoie.

Valentino
Valentino
1.2k VŪZ 29 23
2 years ago

The Belledonne Mountains are part of the Dauphiné Alps, itself a western subchain of the greater Alps range.  Their highest peak, Grand Pic de Belledonne, has an altitude of just under 3k meters (around 9.9k ft.).  The mountains lie just to the east of Grenoble, and were used for the skiing events when that city hosted the 1968 Winter Olympics.   In this drone video from Valentino, you'll get an awesome aerial view of the Belledonne from the vantage point of Puy Gris, one of its peaks.

Professional Showreel from the French Alps

Drone Alps 2016 Showreel

dronealps
dronealps
77.3k VŪZ 118 86
3 years ago

If there's a spot worth capturing in the Alps, particularly the French Alps, we're pretty sure DroneAlps has conquered it.  In this elegantly produced reel, they show us the best of nearly 30 locations, including Mer de Glace, Aiguille du Midi, Sion, Beaumont-Hamel Memorial, Thiepval Memorial, Pozieres British Cemetery, Les Praz, La Tania, Argentiere,  Meribel, Lake Geneva, St. Gervais, Val Thorens, Verbier, Courchevel, Megeve, Lac de Montriond, Col des Montets, and more.

Flying over France's Mont Blanc

fly over the cloud

SoukOner
SoukOner
830 VŪZ 11 12
5 months ago

Skiing is a right of passage in some parts of the world, especially in the Alps Mountain range. Mont Blanc, or "White Mountain," is the highest in the Alps and the tallest in Europe outside of Russia's Caucasus peaks. At 15,781 feet, its size and grandeur are truly breathtaking. See skiiers, hikers, snow-covered trees, billowing clouds, and of course Mont Blanc in this piece by SoukOner.  This video was shot with the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom drone and shows off its impressive capabilities.  

Les Arcs: Resort in the Tarentaise Valley

LES ARCS | 4K

M_C_Black
M_C_Black
917 VŪZ 16 23
a year ago

Contributor M_C_Black created this phenomenal aerial video of one of the biggest ski resorts in France.  Using a DJI Mavic Pro, he filmed the Le Arcs resort.  It's one of the mega-resorts of the Tarentaise Valley in Savoy, in the heart of one of the world's great ski regions.  The resort features over 100 runs and over 50 lifts; the highest skiable peak is  Aiguille Rouge, which offers a drop of over 2k meters (about 6.7l ft.).  It's part of the Paradiski system which includes two other resorts in the valley.  

Lac Vert: French Alpine Lake

Lac Vert, Passy, Mont blanc Chamonix France

Capchure.ch
Capchure.ch
2.2k VŪZ 45 34
2 years ago

Check out this drone video of a stunning alpine lake in the French Alps, compliments of contributor Capchure.ch.  Lac Vert is an iconic looking mountain lake near the town of Passy.  It's located just west of Chamonix, the famous ski town, in the shadow of Mont Blanc, France's (and the Alps') tallest mountain.  The lake is part of the Upper Savoy (Haute-Savoie) Department (province) in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of the country.  

More

3:25 click to play video

Pyramids of Euseigne

wjmdronie
3:07 click to play video

F R E E N E S S

Menga FPV