Drones Over Paris

Drones Over Paris

Mysterious drones have flown over Paris for two nights, hovering over the Bois de Boulogne, Elysee Palace, Place de la Concorde, Les Invalides, U.S. Embassy, the Eiffel Tower and other landmarks. Reporters are having a field day speculating about the little unmanned aerial vehicles. Reporters from AJ made things even worse with their coverage, flying a camera drone over the City of Light for some POV footage before they were nabbed by panicky gendarmes.

The remote-controlled mini aircraft have been whizzing around France since October, over major roads and nuclear power plants, but these earlier drone flights were by hobbyists. It’s likely these Parisian ones were, too. Flying drones in French cities without a permit is forbidden, even in daylight, and there’s a steep fine. You can see why people would want to do it, though:


“Mysterious drones over Paris cause panic,” David Chazan, The Telegraph

“Paris landmarks targeted in French night drone mystery,” BBC News

“Mysterious drones loom over Paris for second straight night,” Sarah Kaplan, Washington Post

“Paris night drone mystery deepens,” BBC News

“French Hold 3 Journalists in Drone Episodes, but No Link to Earlier Flights Is Seen,” Mia de la Baume, New York Times


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