Aix-en-Provence is the sub-prefecture of the Bouches-du-Rhône department and has a population of 143,000. It is part of the Aix-Marseille-Provence metropolitan area. This urban area, which includes the city of Marseille – which is only 30 km to the south – is the largest in the southern Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region and the third largest in France with more than 1.75 million inhabitants.
Aix-en-Provence is a thermal city founded by the Romans that has become a popular tourist and cultural destination. Its economy is essentially structured around the tertiary sector, education and administrative services. Aix is a young and student city and is certainly very dynamic! Its population is mainly composed of executives and intermediate professions.
Since our beginnings, 10 years ago, Drone-Pictures has put all its know-how at your service to produce aerial views by drone in Aix-en-Provence and its surroundings, such as the Sainte-Victoire mountain.
From audiovisual production to corporate films, or from the monitoring of construction sites to the broadcasting of live events, our services are adapted to the needs of our clients, local or international.
Aerial view of the City Hall of Aix-En-Provence, seen by Drone-Pictures
Since 2011, we have often flown our drones over the most beautiful streets and squares of the city, its emblematic monuments or some sumptuous private properties located in the Aix countryside.
Since 2014, we had the chance to be mandated by the Comité Régional du Tourisme PACA/Région Sud, for drone services in Aix-en-provence (and the whole Provence), and had filmed the Atelier de Cézanne, the Cloître Saint-Sauveur, the Pavillon Noir, the Pavillon Vendôme and the Grand Théâtre de Provence, as you can see in the video below.
Drone view of the Cours Mirabeau from the Roi René fountain, Aix-En-Provence, France
Based in Marseille, in the Bouches-du-Rhône, for so many years, we have accumulated a fantastic stock of videos and aerial photos of Aix-en-Provence and the whole department. Whether it is for real estate developers like OGIC, or for a landscaping company like Groupe Genre which allowed us to fly over the gardens of the very luxurious Villa Saint-Ange, a 5* hotel in the heart of the city (see the video above). Among our most memorable experiences in Aix-en-Provence, let’s mention the France 3 special, Midi en France, which was held live from the city center and for which we filmed the Place de l’Hôtel de Ville, the Place des Cardeurs, the Cours Mirabeau and the Roi René fountain, as well as the Rotonde roundabout and the Hôtel de Caumont, which opened its doors to us especially for the show!
Then, in June 2020, for SNCF Réseau and the NGE group, we made this film in Aix-en-Provence train station, as part of the modernization work on the Marseille – Gardanne – Aix-en-Provence line. This exceptional operation was also live streamed with images taken by drone.
But we have also often filmed Aix-en-Provence with our drones, for the HOsiHO aerial image bank. Here are some online drone views of this beautiful city, rightly called the Florence of Provence, with in addition to the sites already listed above the overflight of the Palace of Justice, the cathedral, the church of Saint-Jean de Malte, the TGV railway station of Aix-les-Milles, the bus station, the skyline of Aix, the surrounding countryside at the foot of the Sainte-Victoire Mountain, the fountains, …
As everywhere in France, taking pictures from a drone in Aix-en-Provence and in the south of France requires to respect very strict regulations, which first of all requires certified drone pilots registered with the French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) as well as the use of approved, insured and well maintained drones. Without forgetting the administrative authorizations in order to be able to make aerial captures by drone in all peace of mind.
For all these questions, creative, technical and administrative, Drone-Pictures team answers perfectly and will bring you an enlightened and reliable advice on what it is possible to do according to the specific criteria of your drone mission in Aix-en-Provence. Indeed, we have to take into account the presence of the helipad located in the city center hospital, and the Aix-les-Milles airfield, which sometimes requires the establishment of a protocol with the airspace managers, as well as a prior declaration of flight in urban areas, which we must file with the Prefecture, seven days before the launch of your aerial photography by drone.
Finally, our perfect knowledge of the terrain allows us to advise you on the most suitable locations for your objectives, taking into account not only the constraints of our activity, but also the best lights and the right angles to allow us to make sublime images by drone!
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