A Bird’s Eye View of Paris Aboard a Zeppelin

A Bird’s Eye View of Paris Aboard a Zeppelin

For visitors to Paris who’ve already gaped at the cityscape from the top of Montmartre, climbed the Eiffel Tower, and dined in style on the top of the Montparnasse Tower at Le Ciel de Paris, there’s a new way to appreciate sky-high views. Over the summer, Airship Paris launched as the first passenger zeppelin in France. Departing from the Aeroport de Pontoise northwest of Paris, the zeppelin offers a few different itineraries flying over nearby chateaux (royal domains like Chantilly and Versailles) with Paris in the background.

Needless to say, the panoramas—from the altitude equivalent of the Eiffel Tower’s height– will take your breath away. The cabin can host just 12 passengers, and the large glass windows provide ample opportunities to snap photos of Paris’s famous monuments. Zeppelins may be old school, but this one is decidedly high tech, with quiet engines and minimal environmental impact. Prices start from 250 euros per adult. The Royal Flight, flying over Versailles in one hour and 30 minutes, is 650 euros per person.

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