Paris from a bird’s eye view

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PARIS, 2 April 2018: Tour planners in Asia can now book their clients on FlyView a virtual reality attraction that presents  Paris from the sky taking in real-life 360° views of monuments and scenery.

Following its grand opening 31 March, the permanent attraction is open to tourists at its launch area at Place de l’Opéra in downtown Paris

Visitors enter the FlyView lobby that resembles an airport terminal with check-in counters, flight attendants and screens announcing upcoming flights.

The launch area has 50 jetpacks, making it one of the world’s largest virtual reality installations.

Once on board a jetpack (mounted on actuators), and equipped with a virtual reality helmet (HTC Vive), the visitor sees himself take off and rise above the rooftops of Paris. The flying sensations is as near to the real life experience as you can get.

The virtual airborne trip explores Paris’s main monuments in an exhilarating 13 minutes.  While everyone has the same itinerary, each person will see different things because of the immersive, 360° view.This sophisticated device synchronizes the platform with the jetpack’s movements-taking off, flying forward, stopping for panoramic views, moving sideways, and dropping down next to a monument-to create an immersive experience over Paris.

“I want to offer Parisians and visitors to Paris an exhilarating adventure that is both accessible and unforgettable,” said, FlyView founder Arnaud Houette, at the launch celebrations.

Open 7 days a week – hours and reservations at http://www.flyview360.com.

Single ticket: €15.

Accessible to visitors with reduced mobility.

30 Rue du 4 Septembre – Place de l’Opéra – 75002 Paris – Opéra metro station.

(Source: PRnewswire)