French Riviera, Photo Credit: TheRitters via Flickr
Whether it’s sun-kissed beaches, world-class art, beautiful countrysides, or glitzy casinos, the South of France has something for everyone. It’s no wonder this region of the world is considered a playground for the ultra wealthy. Regardless if you’re visiting for business or pleasure, many consider traveling by helicopter the best way to see the French Riviera.
When flying into Nice, you can charter a luxurious private helicopter to any town along the French Riviera or to your chalet in the mountains. Towns like Monaco, Cannes, and St. Tropez stretch along the coastline of the Cote d’ Azur, and while it’s great to drive through to enjoy the sights or charter a yacht and coast along the water, there’s nothing like an aerial view of this magical region. The crystal blue water, white sandy beaches, Mediterranean architecture, and rolling green hills are all captivating to see.
Monaco, Photo Credit: Nora A via Flickr
If you’re visiting the French Riviera in May, during the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix, the roads can become very busy with tourists. The typical drive time from Cannes to Monaco is a little over an hour, but if you take a helicopter from Cannes to Monaco, the flight time is only about 15 minutes. Who wants to deal with the headache of crowds and paparazzi?
After the Monaco Grand Prix, why not take a trip to St. Tropez? Trains do not go to St. Tropez, so you will need to travel via car, boat, or helicopter. A helicopter from Monaco to St Tropez is about 25 minutes, and you’ll experience breathtaking views of the Mediterranean landscape. While locals are leaving for summer getaways, foreigners from all over the world flock to this luxurious resort town to experience the glamour, catch sight of a celebrity or two, and partake in the various festivals and parades.
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