We hosted our first drone flying and photography holiday in 2017.  This is still a relatively new venture in the 'activity holiday' market and we are very excited to be a part of this new development.  

The peacefulness and beauty of the surrounding countryside and the flexibility of the accommodation make Manzac the ideal location for drone flying holidays (as well as other activity holidays including painting, photography, etc).  

In addition, the Pyrenees mountain range is not far away and the opportunities for flying drones and capturing some unique images and video footage in such spectacular surroundings are enormous.  These include around the local Cathar Castles, mountain lakes and waterfalls, traditional mountain villages as well as the mountains themselves

As well as the gites, here at Manzac d'en Bas, we have a purpose-built studio which is in a spectacular location within the garden with glorious views across rolling countryside to the Pyrenees.  This light, airy, spacious, warm facility is perfect for the group to conduct post flight reviewing and processing of image and video footage.

Drone video footage showing the spectacular rural setting of Manzac d'en Bas with the Pyrenees in the distance

These holidays can take place any time outside the high season, ie during May and October which are often the best times to visit Manzac d’en Bas and the Ariege, as invariably, the light is at it's best (not too harsh) and the countryside is at it’s most beautiful. Holidays can start and finish on any day of the week, thus enabling participants to take advantage of cheaper mid week flights. 

The Youtube video produced by one of our guests in 2018 ....