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Paris and Versailles from Above: New Zeppelin Takes Off

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You've done Notre Dame. You've walked the Hall of Mirrors. And, if you're like me, you've eaten every croissant in sight—hopefully one of the city's best. But don't check Paris and Versailles off your list quite yet. You haven't seen them by zeppelin...

Airship Paris is hoping to change that. This month, the company launched its inaugural flights around France's Ile-de-France region, and it predicts a bright future for the historic mode of transportation.

Up to twelve passengers sit (or stand) in the main cabin, which has massive panoramic windows, while the helium-filled balloon glides 985 feet in the air. The tours, ranging from a half-hour jaunt over the chateaus near Vigny to a 1.5 hour Versailles excursion, start at $265 per person.

Peter Schlesinger is a Research Assistant at Travel + Leisure, and a member of the Trip Doctor news team. Follow him on Twitter at @pschles08.

Photo courtesy of Zeppelin for ZLT

 

 

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