The Microsoft Flight Simulator team is delighted to introduce the free City Update II: France, which captures five beautiful cities: Amiens, Angers, Nantes, Nîmes, and Reims; and to celebrate the Paris Air Show, the update also includes the famed Paris–Le Bourget Airport (LFPB) in both standard and festival configurations.
Some highlights from each city:
- Amiens, located in France’s northern region, is home to the Amiens Cathedral, the largest gothic cathedral in France.
- Angers, in the western region, is renowned for the towering Angers Cathedral and its black- and white-walled castle.
- Nantes, near the Atlantic coast just west of Angers, invites aerial exploration of its myriad architectural displays along the Loire River and of the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany.
- Nîmes, in southern France, offers an incredible collection of Roman-era architecture, including the Arena of Nîmes, an amphitheater that still hosts live shows for vast audiences.
- Reims, located 80 miles northeast of Paris, claims some of the best examples of French Gothic architecture, notably Reims Cathedral.
- Paris–Le Bourget Airport (LFPB), the landing site of Charles Lindbergh’s historic solo transatlantic crossing in 1927 in the Spirit of St. Louis and the current host to the Paris Air Show 2023.
City Update II: France is now available FREE to all owners of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Ensure that your simulator is updated to version 188.8.131.52, download City Update II, and experience some of the very best sights that France has to offer.
Local Legend 09: Latécoère 631
To celebrate the proud history of French aviation, the Microsoft Flight Simulator team is also releasing today Local Legend 09: the Latécoère Model 631, an all-metal, high-wing, six-engine flying boat designed and manufactured by France’s Latécoère Corporation. This aircraft represents a great source of French national pride. The large, elegantly shaped Model 631 first took to the sky on November 4, 1942.
The Model 631 was the largest flying boat in the world for several years. Only the American Hughes H-4 Hercules “Spruce Goose,” which flew just once on November 2, 1947, and the British Saunders-Roe Princess, which took its maiden flight on August 22, 1952, were larger. As the last of the great trans-oceanic flying boat airliners, the Model 631 flew until the mid-1950s.
The Latécoère Model 631 will be available for $14.99 and comes with 16 liveries.
Check out City Update II: France and the newest Local Legend airplane in Microsoft Flight Simulator today. The sky is calling!
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