France: Airship Paris

 
 
Airship Paris zeppelin flies over Cormeilles-en-Vexin airport, outside Paris.
Airship Paris zeppelin flies over Cormeilles-en-Vexin airport, outside Paris.
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Tourists seeking an original way to take in France’s countryside have a new way to do it — in a helium-filled Zeppelin. Airship Paris’ 250-foot-long, 5-story airship this month began flights over the forests and villages northwest of Paris. The company says it’s received “lots” of reservations for flights. It says it’s the first commercial airship in the Paris region in 30 years. The Zeppelin has room for 12 passengers, who can move about the large-windowed cabin during the flight. On clear days, the Eiffel Tower is visible in the distance. Tourists can also see the Seine River and the Chateau de Versailles from 1,000 feet up.

Details: www.airship-paris.fr/en/.

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