There’s no denying the beauty of the French Riviera. But have you ever thought of seeing its beauty from above?
Well, you’re in luck! As well as offering helicopter transfers from Nice Airport to Monaco, many companies also offer helicopter tours that fly high in the skies above the delightful coastline of the Cote d’Azur.
Nearly all companies offer transfers from Nice Cote d’Azur to multiple locations along the Riviera including Cannes, Saint Tropez and of course, Monaco with a free shuttle to your hotel on arrival included.
Heli Air Monaco is a very well known company offering airport transfers for those who’d like to arrive in Monaco like a true rock star style!
The cost of the flight starts from around 140€ p/p and last just 7-minutes – it’s the fastest and most spectacular way of travelling from the airport to Monaco (and can you just imagine the Instagram stories!)
The flights leave every 30 minutes, so very frequent. A much more glamorous way to arrive in Monaco compared to getting the bus or the train, that’s for sure!
Heli Air Monaco, Nice Helicopters and Monacair (just to name a few) all offer scenic flights over the French Riviera.
The scenic flights are offered at a variety of lengths, with 20 minutes being the shortest and 40 minutes being the longest. It’s the most sublime way of discovering the beauty of the coastline along Cannes, the Lerins Islands, the Southern Alps, the Gorges du Verdon and Saint Tropez.
Scenic flights with Heli Air Monaco are quite reasonable, starting from 60€ per person based on five people flying.
The flights depart from Monaco, at the heliport. The helicopter tour begins the ride by sweeping across the rock of Monaco, the Princely Palace, the Cathedral of Monaco (where Prince Rainier III married his Grace Kelly) and the famous Oceanographical Museum, to name but a few. Of course, you’ll see the world-famous Monte Carlo from a bird’s eye view, witnessing the hustle of the tourist clamour to get the best shot of the latest Rolls Royce or Bentley whizzing through the streets.
Now, if you want to experience the best of the best, and see more than just Monaco from above, we’d recommend the 30-minute flight.
For just a little more, costing 150 per person based on five people flying, you can experience so much more of the French Riviera.
After departing from Monaco, the helicopter starts its rise over the city. Following this, you’ll be able to admire Roquebrune’s ancient castle, the Cap Martin, the incredible town of Menton famous for its citrus fruit.
The helicopter then moves towards Peille; in the distance, you will have a splendid view of the Alpine range and the valley of wonders.
You’ll then fly on to see the exquisite towns that frame the diverse coast of the Cote d’Azur. From Beaulieu, Villefranche, Juan les Pins, Cannes, the Islands of Lerins, l’ Estérel and Cap Ferrat.
On your return to Monaco, you’ll witness the heights of Eze village, and Turbie with the famous Trophy of Auguste before going down again to Monte Carlo with an unforgettable view of the Principality of Monaco. Yes, this flight is a little more expensive, but it’s worth it! If you’re staying in Nice, the flights also leave from Nice Airport.
Not only will you experience the whole of Monaco from above, but the best spots along the French Riviera in all their glory!
It’s an incredible experience and one we’d highly recommend. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of a helicopter tour. From the sounds to the views, it’s an experience of a lifetime. And what a better place to do it than on the French Riviera, a place renowned for its beauty, nature and of course, it’s glamour.
Don’t forget your camera! You’ll want reminders of this memory forever. When you land on the ground, think about joining our walking tour of Monaco – the best way of experiencing and learning about this fabulous city-state!
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