Few people are thinking about it but visiting Paris on helicopter offers a breathtaking view of the city.
Helifirst, the air charter company delivers two different Parisian Tours from the Paris heliport of Issy-les-Moulineaux (one Saturday per month and one Sunday per month).
Are you fond of the Rive gauche and its prestigious Towers? Fly off to the Place du Trocadero and meet the Tour Montparnasse and the Eiffel Tower. Head to the East and get caught by the stunning view of the Palais Omnisport de Paris-Bercy, the National Library of France, the Château de Vincennes and the Hippodrome de Paris-Vincennes. Then, take off for the Bords de Marne, on the East residential suburbs of Paris. Experience a 30 minutes aerial “Discovery of Paris” for 150 euros per person.
Those willing to visit the west side of Paris can enjoy the “Luxury Tour”, a 50 minutes aerial excursion toward Paris and Versailles, for 250 euros per person. Look up to the Eiffel Tower and the Ile Seguin on La Seine, at Boulogne-Billancourt. Then head to the Château de Versailles and admire the enchanting French gardens. Take a turn to the Forest of Saint-Germain-en-Laye and get back to the center of Paris, above La Defense and the Arc de Triomphe. End up your visit on the North side of the city with a marvelous view on the Sacré Coeur.
Nathalia Bienvenu-Kapferer, January 2012
Translation : Laura Axel
Photo Credits : Helifirst