Enjoy an exciting tour over the Napoleonic bastion with this Fort Boyard Helicopter Ride. During the flight, you'll also fly over other defensive enclaves in the area.
Fort Boyard Helicopter Ride
At the appointed time, we'll take off from Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron aerodrome. As the helicopter takes off, we'll contemplate from the aeroplane the beautiful landscapes of the island of Oléron. A postcard image!
Off the coast of this French island of New Aquitaine stands an impregnable bastion in the middle of the Atlantic. Fort Boyard, built on the orders of Napoleon Bonaparte to protect the Rochefort arsenal. While we fly over this area we'll also get to know some curiosities of the television programme Fort Boyard, which made this fort popular all over the world.
We'll continue the helicopter ride over the island of Aix, whose walls are less than three kilometres from Fort Boyard. We'll also have a bird's eye view of La Pointe de La Fumée: a large peninsula in the town of Fouras. From its port, the boats that connect this town with the island of Aix, located a few kilometres away, set sail.
Just at the end of La Pointe de La Fumée we'll see another defensive enclave, called Fort Enet. This bastion is located just one kilometre from Fort Boyard and, like this one, its function was to protect the access to the Charente River. Its riverbed, which flows next to the nearby Madame Island, was vital for defending Rochefort's arsenal.
After 20 minutes flying over Fort Boyard and its surroundings, we'll finally land at the Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron airfield.
What are the helicopters like?
The tour will take place on board an Airbus H125 Ecureuil single-engine helicopter, which has a maximum capacity of 5 passengers. This type of aircraft reaches a cruising speed of up to 220 kilometres per hour, making it one of the fastest in its class.
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Children under 2not permitted
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Tours or activities will not consist of more than 6 people per group.
The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.
Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
Alcoholic drinks are not available.
The activity takes place with a pilot that speaks in english and french.
English speaking pilot.
Boarding fees: € 24.50 (US$ 29.20) per passenger
When to book?
You can book up until 3 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.
Frequently asked questions
Q - What happens in adverse weather conditions?
A - In case of adverse weather conditions, the tour will be suspended and we'll offer you the possibility of carrying out the activity on an alternative date.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.