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Experience the most beautiful helicopter flights with Funbooker. Discover the most beautiful spots in France with flights over mythical places like the Loire castles. The ideal adventure for yourself or as a gift.

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All You Need to Know About Your Helicopter Ride Experience

Ever dreamt of flying over stunning landscapes, enjoying the wonderful views and discovering breathtaking vistas? Well, a helicopter ride is for you! This is a really original gift idea, perfect for adrenaline junkies or people that love a view.

Once in the air, you'll be able to admire the stunning aerial views of the French coastline, mountains, hilltop villages, castles and other marvels around this beautiful country. With Funbooker, you'll find flight experiences on offer at some the most beautiful spots in France.

The flight

Generally speaking, a helicopter flight involves a number of different steps:

  • As soon as you arrive on the tarmac, you’ll be in the care of a team of committed professionals. They will explain the flight plan and how the aircraft works.
  • Then you’ll board the helicopter equipped with a headset and microphone, so you can easily communicate with the pilot during the flight. Furthermore, the headset will allow you to benefit from information about the region you are flying over. You’ll also get the chance to discover the different components of the cockpit.
  • Finally, lift off! As you soar over the region, you’ll enjoy a wonderful panoramic view and discover the different tourist spots and natural spaces down below. The flight time varies between 10 minutes and a few hours, depending on the flight plan you have chosen.
  • If you have booked a pilot introduction flight, the flight instructor will let you take the controls at some point during the flight. You'll learn the basics of flying the aircraft, with all the extra thrills that go with it!

Contra-indications and other safety rules

The flight only takes place if weather conditions are suitable, so as not to put you in danger.

This activity is not recommended:

  • for people suffering from certain heart or cardiovascular diseases;
  • for people suffering from a respiratory disease;
  • for people who have recently undergone an operation;
  • for pregnant women in their final 4 weeks of pregnancy.

Finally, to ensure the smooth running of your flight experience, a few safety rules must be followed, including: switching off mobile phones, not smoking near the choppers, not touching the controls, and not putting anything on the dashboard.

Our selection of the most beautiful spots for a helicopter flight in France

Mont-Saint-Michel: a Norman jewel in the middle of the sea

Discover this 80-meter-high abbey built on a rocky islet surrounded by water, a real French icon. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mont-Saint-Michel is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful spots to fly over in a helicopter!

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The Châteaux of the Loire Valley: an unmissable flight experience

During your stay in the Loire Valley, why not grab the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent Loire castles from the air: Chambord, Chenonceau, Blois and Cheverny! This sensational aerial tour will also give you a breathtaking view of the region's vineyards.

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Paris: discover the city of light from the sky

Book a helicopter flight in the Ile-de-France region and visit Paris without getting overwhelmed by the hordes of tourists around the city.. You'll be able to catch a glimpse of the capital's iconic monuments: the magnificent Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées, Montmartre and Notre-Dame Cathedral on the Île de la Cité.

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Mont Blanc: France’s highest peak

On vacation in the Alps? Well this is the perfect opportunity to try out an exciting helicopter flight experience! At 4,810 meters above sea level, Mont-Blanc is one of the most beautiful sites in France to experience this unique flying activity, whatever the season! Its snow-covered peak is considered the rooftop of Europe!

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Fort Boyard: a place of dreams

Take a trip over the beautiful Charente archipelago! Fort Boyard, famous for the TV game show of the same name, is an imperious 19th-century fortress built out on a sandbank. Its oblong shape covers 2,065 m², and the surrounding walls stand 20 meters high.

The Gulf of Morbihan and Vannes: Brittany from the air

From your comfy cockpit seat, you’ll take off from Vannes and fly over the beautiful stone houses of this magnificent medieval Breton city. You’ll then head to the coast, and explore the Gulf of Morbihan, and beautiful sea dotted with little islands

The Calanques of Marseille: treasures of Bouches-du-Rhône

During your stay in Provence, don’t miss out on the best spot for a helicopter ride: the Calanques, just outside of Marseille. Discover their steep coves surrounded by magical turquoise waters. The Calanques of Sormiou, Morgiou and Sugiton are just as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside!

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Saint-Malo and the Emerald Coast: a spectacular spot

Discover the Emerald coast from a helicopter during your visit to the north of Brittany! You'll fly along the Ille-et-Vilaine and Côtes-d'Armor regions, taking in the Pointe du Grouin, the Rance estuary and the fortified town of Saint-Malo, surrounded by the Grand Bé, Petit Bé and Fort National.

The Dune du Pilat: the pride of the Girondins

This magnificent dune, 102 meters high, overlooks the Landes de Gascogne forest and the Bay of Arcachon. Every year, thousands of tourists flock to the area to take in its charming beauty. An aerial flight over the Dune du Pilat will leave you with some truly wonderful memories.

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Biarritz and the Basque Country: soaring over the South-West

The Basque Country is just a wonderful area to fly over in a helicopter. As you glide between moors and cliffs, your eyes will be lost in the immensity of the beauty of the Atlantic cost. You'll catch a glimpse of Biarritz, an emblematic seaside resort on the Basque coast at the gateway to Spain!


Frequently asked questions

💸 How much does a helicopter flight cost?

Helicopter flights on Funbooker start at €78 per person. On average, you should expect to pay around €120 for a flight.

⚖️ What are the weight restrictions?

Aucun poids minimum n’est demandé. En revanche, pour des raisons de sécurité, beaucoup de prestataires fixent un poids à ne pas dépasser, généralement pas plus de 90 à 100 kg.

👶 How old do you have to be to take a helicopter tour?

In general, providers accept very young children, from the age of 2 years old.

🎁 Can I offer this activity as a gift voucher?

Exactly! When you order the gift voucher, no date is required. It's up to your loved one to choose the date of their flight. The gift voucher is valid for 1 year from the date of purchase.

👂 Is helicopter flight noisy?

A helicopter flight is quite noisy, but you'll be equipped with a headset so you can communicate with the pilot and other members of the flight.

🤰 Can I fly while pregnant?

It all depends on the stage of your pregnancy. The vibrations felt during flight can increase the risk of premature delivery. Ask your doctor for advice before you fly.

🚁 Could I take control of the helicopter?

It all depends on the package you choose. If you'd like to try your hand at driving, you'll need to opt for an introductory helicopter flight. The rest of the flights are for sightseeing.

😱 Can you get dizzy in a helicopter?

Rest easy, because there's no such thing as vertigo aboard a helicopter, as there's no connection to the ground. So you can fly with complete peace of mind.