Tourists seeking an original way to take in France's famed countryside have a new way to do it - in a helium-filled Zeppelin. On Sunday Airship Paris' 76 metre-long, 5-story high airship began flights over the forests and villages northwest of Paris. The company says it's received "lots" of reservations for flights. It says it's the first commercial airship in the Paris region for 30 years. Tickets start at €250 (R3 257 at R13,05/Euro) and the Zeppelin has room for 12 passengers.