By Sylvie Peron 

To celebrate spring and April’s festive holiday season nothing compares to an unforgettable helicopter flight to a Michelin-star lunch in one of the best gourmet restaurants of the area. 

Monaco-based Monacair has carefully selected some of the most notorious addresses offering local cuisine in the French Riviera and Northern Italy for impressive culinary adventures. 

Chez Bruno, in Lorgues, Var is famous for everything truffle. The family restaurant founded by the ‘king’ of ‘tuber melanosporum’ is accessible by a 25minute helicopter ride from Monaco, landing directly on the lawn at Chez Bruno. The fare valid for an entire aircraft, from Monaco, with a capacity of 6 passengers starts at €3500.

Just 15 minutes away by helicopter from Monaco, landing directly at Chateau Saint-Martin, in Vence, the fare for a round-trip within the same day, with a chauffeur service in Monaco included, will start à €2100, again the fare is valid for an entire aircraft, from Monaco, with a capacity of 6 passengers.

In Alba, Italy, renowned for its exclusive white truffle, ‘tuber magnatum’ or ‘tartufo bianco’, harvested in the fall, Giovanni Rosso awaits you for a spectacular lunch, after a 35minute ride from Monaco. A round-trip fare within the same day starts at €5150.

In Tourrettes, Var, the Domaine de Terre Blanche, notorious among golf aficionados, with just not one but two golf courses, is a mere 15 minutes away from Monaco, landing directly at Terre Blanche. 

A little further west, the Chateau de Berne in Flayosc is home to a reputable vineyard. It will be reached after a 30minute flight. 

The round-trip fare starts at €3800. 

Not included are the gourmet lunches and private visits of the domains. 

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