Microsoft Releases City Update II France & Local Legend 09 Latécoère 631

June 19, 2023
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The Microsoft Flight Simulator team has unveiled an exciting new update through a video on their youtube channel.

City Update II: France is here, and it brings with it the breathtaking beauty of five iconic French cities: Amiens, Angers, Nantes, Nîmes, and Reims. To add to the excitement, this update coincides with the prestigious Paris Air Show and includes the highly renowned Paris–Le Bourget Airport (LFPB) in both standard and festival configurations. Each city featured in this update has its own unique charm and historical significance. Let's take a closer look at what makes them so special.

City Highlights

  • 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.

To further celebrate French aviation heritage, the Microsoft Flight Simulator team is launching the Local Legend 09: Latécoère Model 631 aircraft. This impressive flying boat, designed and manufactured by France's Latécoère Corporation, represents a source of great national pride. The Model 631, an all-metal, high-wing, six-engine aircraft, took its maiden flight on November 4, 1942, and held the distinction of being the largest flying boat in the world for several years. Its elegant design and significant role in trans-oceanic travel make it a must-have addition for aviation enthusiasts.

The Latécoère Model 631 comes with 16 liveries and will be available for purchase at $14.99. With its unique blend of beauty and historical significance, this aircraft perfectly complements the City Update II: France.

To embark on this virtual journey through France and experience the wonders of City Update II, ensure that your Microsoft Flight Simulator is updated to version Once updated, download the City Update II for free and prepare to be amazed by the stunning sights that France has to offer.

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