The craziest drone race. Ever.

  • 04 Jun 2017
  • Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris, France


Supported by

International pilots




indoor/outdoor track

1 km

Partenaires officiels

Remembering 2017 Edition

  • 20:30

    180.000 visitors !

    Paris Drone Festival sets a new record of frequentation for a drone-related event : a total of 180.000 spectators visited the Festival throughout the day.

  • 19:00

    Thank you to our partners

  • 18:00

    Congratulations to all pilots

    36 pilots from 13 countries raced against each others to win the trophy. Congratulations to all !

  • 17:30

    Bravo Flyduino !

  • 16:45

    Drone Racers star on the Champs-Elysées

    « Close to the Arc de Triomphe, the giant screen broadcasts live video from onboard cameras. The exact same video used by drone pilots to control their UAVs from their bucket seats on stage. (…) “It’s vert impressive –comment a 12yo kid– fortunately for us, the screen allow us to follow all the action”.

  • 16:00

    Police drones are in !

  • 15:00

    Onboard with a pilot

    If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be in a drone pilot’s shoes, here is your chance to discover the Paris race track on board of a drone racer.

  • 14:20

    Well done Juli Müller

    Member of the IRC Racing team, the german pilot Juli Müller was the only female pilot among 36 talented professionals.

  • 13:15

    Drones fly up to 150 km/h on the Avenue

    « The Champs-Elysées Avenue welcomes the second edition of Paris Drone Festival. 36 among the best pilots in the world will compete on the track located both on the Avenue and underground. The show expects more than 150.000 visitors, record set from last year’s edition.”

  • 12:00

    Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo visits

    Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, came at the opening to visit Paris Drone Festival.

  • 11:20

    Dani Pacha is ready !

    Just like its team mates, Dani Pacha is all set for a fast-paced day. Returning from last year edition, the talented Spanish pilot is also a real joker in the paddock area. Thanks for bringing your funny touch Dani !

  • 10:20

    A drone-racing simulator

    Our partner Lugus Studios spent weeks to develop an exact copy of the drone racing exhibition performed live at the Champs Elysées. Anyone can try it out and race in this amazing location !

  • 09:30

    Goodbye cars

    Paris Drone Festival takes place in the public area, on the actual street of the Champs-Elysées. We’re shutting down traffic of the Avenue from 9am to 7pm approximately.

  • Drones are back !

    « In 2017 again, drones will take over the Champs Elysées on next Sunday. This new edition of Paris Drone Festival will take place on June 4th from 12:00 to 18:00 and is completely free to attend. The event will host 49 drone races as part of the first stop from the Drone Champions League. »

  • Sunday can't come soon enough

  • New edition announced

    New edition of the drone race on the Champs-Elysées Av.

    « Paris Drone Festival, co-produced by Ubi Bene, theChamps-Élysées comittee and JCDecaux, will also be organised with DCL as a partner (…) with a clear goal in mind : promote positif use cases of civilian drones in services, leisures, and cover the regulation in the Paris region. »