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Fontainebleau Hot-Air Balloon Ride

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Fly above the Fontainebleau Forest on a hot-air balloon ride that provides aerial views of the French countryside outside of Paris. During a morning or evening flight, look down on rivers, villages, and the vast forest, which was once the hunting ground of French kings, home to wild boar, deer, and pheasant. The ride takes place either just after sunrise or at the end of the day, when winds are calm and the air is cool and stable. The total adventure is about three hours, including balloon inflation, a 1-hour flight, a traditional toast upon landing, and return to the start point. When booking, you have the option to upgrade to a private tour for just two passengers and a pilot in the basket.

Your hot-air balloon experience takes place in Fontainebleau, a town about 45 minutes outside of Paris, home to the Château de Fontainebleau.

You'll start with balloon preparation and inflation, watching as it rises into the air. Then hop aboard the basket and take off on your 1-hour flight, admire views of town, the castle, and the forest. When you land, enjoy a glass of Champagne for the traditional toast des aéronautes, and then return by vehicle to the starting point.

Please note: When booking, please specify if you prefer the morning or evening tour, or you may contact the local operator after booking.

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Versailles Helicopter Tour from Paris

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Take to the skies above Paris on a helicopter tour to Versailles! Soar over the Seine River, Bois de Boulogne and incredible Versailles Palace before landing near Versailles to enjoy a complimentary drink, take photos in front of your helicopter and learn about flying from your pilot. On your return flight to Paris, enjoy bird's-eye views of Trocadéro, Montparnasse, La Défense and the Eiffel Tower in the distance. 

* In the case of bad weather, the flight may need to be rescheduled for an alternative date. Please book your flight for one of the first days of your stay in Paris in order to allow for possible rescheduling.

Head to the heliport in the 15th arrondissement in southwest Paris for your 1.5-hour helicopter experience where you will be welcome by our friendly staff in French, English or Chinese. After being greeted by your expert pilot, board a 6-passenger Ecureuil helicopter and take to the skies above Paris, an unique way to see the Eiffel Tower from the sky.

Flying just west of the Seine River, look for sights including Parc de St-Cloud, Parc des Princes Stadium and Longchamp Racecourse on the edge of Bois de Boulogne. After about 15 minutes in the air, you'll find yourself flying over the handsome town of Versailles, passing directly above its star attraction: Versailles Palace.

Touch down at an airfield just outside Versailles at Saint-Cyr and head inside the base station to enjoy a drink. During your 1-hour stopover — required by French law for all Paris helicopter tours — pose for photos in front of your helicopter, spend time with your pilot and watch a video to learn about flying helicopters.

Re-board your helicopter for a 10-minute flight back to Paris, this time enjoying amazing views of La Défense, Trocadéro, Montparnasse and the stunning Eiffel Tower from the west side of Paris.

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Helicopter Tour to Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte from Paris Including Champagne Reception

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Fly over Paris on a daytime helicopter tour to Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, where you'll be treated to a Champagne and macaron reception. On your 35-minute flight, gaze out at the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Palace of Versailles before veering toward the French countryside and landing at the stunning 17th-century castle. Sip Champagne and nibble on tasty macarons — the quintessential French confection —admire a 360° view around the estate from the dome which is 25 meters high, and explore the castle and gardens at your leisure. Travel back to Paris in a luxury limousine, or upgrade to enjoy a round-trip helicopter flight.

Your helicopter tour departs from Héliport d'Issy-Les-Moulineaux in southwest Paris in the morning. Aboard a state-of-the-art helicopter, take to the skies over Paris on a 35-minute flight, admiring aerial views of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and the nearby Palace of Versailles before heading to the Château.

Touch down at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte in Maincy, about 37 miles (60 km) southeast of Paris. Soak up views of the beautiful 17th-century château and gardens, and step inside to enjoy a welcome reception. Enjoy the sumptuous surroundings as you sip Champagne and savor macarons. This light, tasty treat — comprised of two flavored meringue biscuits with a ganache, buttercream or jam filling — is one of the most popular pastries in France.

Grab your audio guide for an informative self-guided tour of the château, filled with original furnishings, lavish gilded walls, impressive stone statues and tapestries. One of the most beautiful, stately and significant French castles, Vaux-le-Vicomte was the inspiration behind Versailles and is a testament to the architectural prowess of Nicolas Fouquet, Superintendent of Finances of notorious King Louis XIV. Climb to the top of the dome and admire a 360° view around the estate from the dome which is 25 meters high.

Wander the beautifully manicured gardens at your leisure, or hop in a golf cart and ride around the grounds in style! Perhaps visit the château's restaurant to enjoy more snacks or refreshments (own expense).

At the end of your visit, hop in a luxury limousine and relax on the drive to your Paris hotel, or upgrade to enjoy a round-trip helicopter flight. Re-board the helicopter, lift off and soar back to Paris at golden hour. Have your camera ready for these views! Land at Héliport d'Issy-Les-Moulineaux to conclude your tour.

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Vaux-le-Vicomte Evening Helicopter Tour from Paris With 3-Course Champagne Dinner

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Take to the skies on this evening helicopter tour from Paris to Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, a stunning 17th-century castle that invites you for a visit followed by a dinner. Soar past the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and Versailles Palace on your 35-minute helicopter flight to the French countryside. Landing at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, cruise around the gardens in a golf cart, take an audio guide tour of the castle and savor a 3-course dinner with Champagne and wine. Your luxury limo will then ride back to Paris.

This will be an evening you will never forget! Your private limousine will take you to the magnificent 17th century Chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte where you will visit the Chateau and its gardens before enjoying a gourmet candlelit dinner. At Vaux-le-Vicomte you can drive your golf cart to discover the wonderful gardens for up to an hour. You can also visit the inside of the Chateau at your leisure.
As the sun sets the gardens and Chateau become illuminated by over two thousand candles while you listen to classical music being played in remembrance of Louis XIV and the 17th century festivities that were held there. Next, a 3-course gourmet candlelight dinner will be served in Les Charmilles restaurant in the château grounds including a glass of champagne and two glasses of red, rosé or white wine. The chef only uses seasonal products from the local markets to prepare your high quality dishes. Vegetarian and alcohol free options are available. And finally you can dream of all you have seen and admired as your limousine drives you back to your hotel (or drop off point of your choice in Paris).The grandiose and awe-inspiring Château de Vaux-de-Vicomte is one of Europe's most influential and most important architectural landmarks. Vaux-le-Vicomte is the inspiration behind the Palace of Versailles. It was built from 1658 to 1661 for Nicolas Fouquet, the superintendent of finances of King Louis XIV. The architect Louis Le Vau, the landscape architect André le Nôtre, and the painter-decorator Charles Le Brun worked together on a large-scale project for the first time. Their collaboration marked the beginning of the "Louis XIV style" combining architecture, interior design and landscape design.This unique and enchanting visit includes the amazing interior of the chateau with its exquisite private apartments and sumptuous state rooms. The interior is lavishly decorated with stunning gilded walls, statues, tapestries, and the era's finest furnishings.Another of the château's wonderful features is its amazingly beautiful Le Notre designed gardens, perfect for a moderate stroll or a golf cart ride. Complete with fountains, canals and stone curbs, the gardens contain a fascinating optical illusion, distorting its distance depending on from where you look at it.The Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte is famous, among many things, for being the venue chosen by Mittal or Eva Longoria and Tony Parker for their wedding reception. It was also Drax's Chateau in the James Bond Moonraker and was used as the backdrop more than 60 movies such as Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette.This breathtaking Chateau is run by the fifth generation family owners and you may well bump into Ascanio, Jean-Charles or Alexandre de Vogue during your visit as they are regularly on the grounds.