October 22, 2014
PARIS (AP) - Tourists seeking an original way to take in France's famed countryside have a new way to do it - in a helium-filled Zeppelin.
On Sunday Airship Paris' 250-foot-long, 5-story airship began flights over the forests and villages northwest of Paris. The company says it's received "lots" of reservations for flights. It says it's the first commercial airship in the Paris region for 30 years.
The Zeppelin has room for 12 passengers, who can move about the large-windowed cabin during the flight. On clear days like Sunday, the Eiffel Tower was visible in the distance. Tourists can also see the Seine river and the Chateau de Versailles from 1,000 feet up.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.