3 helicopter experiences during your stay on the French Riviera
Unique landscapes, unspoilt nature, gastronomic delights, excellent sports facilities, all brought together in the same area: the French Riviera has many faces. To undertake the discovery of this exceptional territory, the helicopter is a means of transport that allows you to travel in style and save time. Excellence gives you three must-see experiences on the Côte d'Azur by helicopter:
Heli-Gastronomy Chez Bruno
Combining a helicopter transfer with gourmet dining turns a simple transport into a sensory experience. Instead of choosing to spend hours in a car, dependent on traffic on the roads of the French Riviera, you fly over the landscapes of the Var highlands, guided in flight by your experienced pilot, before landing in the world of an emblematic Var chef, in Lorgues, land of prestigious Var vineyards.
Chez Bruno is indeed more than a restaurant, it is an ode to the land, and is renowned as the temple of the truffle. For more than 30 years, the chef Clément Bruno has been honouring this noble product so appreciated by all the great chefs, delicate and fragrant, rare and authentic. It is in a world dedicated to epicureans that you will discover a Provençal decoration, where the wrought iron veranda licks the floor tiles to form a harmonious, warm decor, in the image of the master of the place, Clément Bruno, who has just passed the torch to his sons Benjamin and Samuel.
By choosing the helicopter transfer, Chez Bruno is only 10 minutes from the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, 15 minutes from Cannes-Mandelieu airport and 25 minutes from the Monaco heliport.
Heli-golf to Terre Blanche
On the French Riviera, a few golf courses compete for the prize of excellence, but the trophy goes to the Terre Blanche golf course, in Tourrettes, in the Pays de Fayence. It is the golf course that not only offers two 18-hole courses in a rich and preserved natural setting but also has infrastructures that put technology at the service of performance.
By choosing to fly to the Terre Blanche golf course and its domain, you will embark on a day of sporting pleasures or absolute relaxation. You will land among forests, lakes and hills to fully enjoy this magical place. The architect Dave Thomas has sculpted two courses, the Château and the Riou, which follow the relief and natural vegetation of this remarkable site. Golfers can either chase these courses or join the Albatros Golf Performance Center, a performance centre that attracts the international golfing elite and where a golf academy adjoins the biomecaswing centre to perfect your swing.
Non-golfers can also take a helicopter flight to Terre Blanche, as the estate has several restaurants, a hotel and a sublime 3200m² spa where you can spend the day in the expert hands of therapists, masseuses and other sports coaches while the golfers hit the green.
At lunchtime, all passengers can join together for a gourmet break at Les Caroubiers Clubhouse.
Halfway between Cannes and the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, the Terre Blanche golf course is only a 12-minute flight from Cannes-Mandelieu airport and 15 minutes from Saint-Tropez. Even travellers on a stopover in Monaco can enjoy Terre Blanche by choosing to book a helicopter, which puts Terre Blanche just 20 minutes from the Principality, compared to over an hour by car. After such an intense day, the comfort of the helicopter is welcome.
Heli-discovery, the panoramic flight
Helicopters are undoubtedly the ideal choice for exploring the wonderful landscapes of the Côte d’Azur.
From Monaco’s heliport, you can fly over the promontory of Roquebrune Cap-Martin, catch a glimpse of the Menton Riviera, marvel at the village of Eze, perched on an eagle’s nest, and begin to walk along Cap Ferrat and its more than one hundred year old palace before discovering the bay of Villefranche and its waters with their thousand shades of azure and turquoise.
From Cannes, you can catch a glimpse of the Lérins Islands, watch dolphins in the wild surfing the small waves of the Mediterranean, discover the beauty of the Estérel, the glowing massif that originates at Théoule-sur-Mer, before following the coastline to approach the Gulf of Saint-Tropez.
From Saint-Tropez, you are instantly captivated by the remarkable preservation of the coastline, by the wild beauty of Cap Taillat and its sandy isthmus, even more stunning from the air. You cannot resist the charm of the lakeside town of Port-Grimaud, otherwise known as the Venice of Provence. Finally, if you have the time, you can admire the Golden Islands, the heart of the Port-Cros National Park, whose marine biodiversity is admirable when seen from a helicopter.
Throughout these experiences, you can count on the professionalism and experience of seasoned pilots, the first to succumb to the charms of their aerial workplace. They know how to guide you throughout your flight and transform a transport into a moment of pleasure, revealing to you the secrets of the French Riviera, invisible from the ground. These experiences, made possible by helicopter, have the advantage of saving you precious time on your holiday, revealing the French Riviera in a different way, and allowing you to enjoy a luxurious and comfortable transport during the whole flight time.