- G. Bourgoignon
- 18 Septembre 2018
A delightful aerodrome in the centre of France
In the heart of France nestles the small aerodrome of Lurcy Levis (LFJU) where a positive and friendly ambience prevails. Its 650 meters grass runway can receive Ultralight aircraft (ULMs) and most light aircraft. On site, two ULMs, type G1, are available to visit the region. A welcome in English can be arranged.
Lurcy Levis is in the Bourbonnais area at the northern extremity of the Auvergne . The region boasts many tourist attractions with the valley of the Allier River and its many castles. Some are available to visit but seen from the air they reveal their secrets. At the crossroads of the Cher, Allier and Nièvre regions lies the village of Apremont, ranked among the most beautiful villages of France.
In the 17 th century, Jean Baptiste Colbert ordered the creation of the famous forest of Tronçais covering around 11,000 hectares.
Renowned as one of the largest and most beautiful oak forests of France, it offers walks, horseback riding and cycling as well as the possibility to spot some of its many wild deer and boar. Fishing enthusiasts can test their skills at one of the several lakes within the forest.
Located at the nearby Beguin Castle is “Street Art City”, a small community dedicated to Street Art with more than 70 stunning murals by artists from around the world. A real discovery plunging visitors into the rapidly developing world of street art.
Adjacent to the aerodrome is the Lurcy Levis motor circuit where it is possible to arrange a “baptism” in a high powered sports car.
The ULM flying school organizes one week training courses with the possibility of accommodation at the aerodrome in a well-equipped mobile home for up to six people. There are also numerous small hotels, bed and breakfast and camp sites around Lurcy Levis and the forest.
Visitors to the aerodrome will be made very welcome and further information can be had by telephone: