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Pictured: Police intercept a private plane full of billionaires trying to reach a villa in the South of France

This is the sight a group of billionaires greeted as they attempted to land in the south of France and travel to their £ 50,000 a night luxury villa during the coronavirus shutdown.

Video obtained by Mail Online – and filmed from the private jet – shows a dozen police waiting on the asphalt.

An official in a red high-vis jacket can see talking to a policeman just after the private jet has landed at Marseille-Provence airport.

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Video obtained by Mail Online - and filmed from the private jet - shows a dozen police waiting for the tarmac as it landed at Marseille-Provence Airport, south of France

Video obtained by Mail Online – and filmed from the private jet – shows a dozen police waiting for the tarmac as it landed at Marseille-Provence Airport, south of France

The businessmen and three female young women planned to fly a helicopter to a beautiful £ 60 million villa called Alang Alang, where they would stay during the Covid-19 pandemic.

But customs and police officers stopped them from getting off the jet and ordered them to return to the UK after a three-hour wait on the tarmac.

A member of the tour group told Mail Online that they were not vacationers, but three billionaires heading to the cliff-top villa to secure a business deal that would have created more than 900 jobs.

He claimed that the others in the party were bodyguards, a secretary and translators.

Shown: A 2014 file photo of the Embraer Legacy 600 jet, similar to the one flown from Farnborough Airport to Marseille last Saturday

Shown: A 2014 file photo of the Embraer Legacy 600 jet, similar to the one flown from Farnborough Airport to Marseille last Saturday

Shown: A 2014 file photo of the Embraer Legacy 600 jet, similar to the one flown from Farnborough Airport to Marseille last Saturday

The businessman did not want to give any further details, but said the trip had been booked days in advance with the airport authorities and blamed the French authorities for being ‘stupid’.

He said, “The problem was the stupid ignorance of Covid 19.

“This was not a holiday in France, but a major project and investment in France. But now and for the future it has stopped. ‘

The businessman claimed that failure of the project would mean that 994 jobs would not be created.

The businessmen and three female young women planned to fly a helicopter to a beautiful £ 60 million villa called Alang Alang, where they would stay during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The businessmen and three female young women planned to fly a helicopter to a beautiful £ 60 million villa called Alang Alang, where they would stay during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The businessmen and three female young women planned to fly a helicopter to a beautiful £ 60 million villa called Alang Alang, where they would stay during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The interior of the Alang Alang villa, a luxury eight-bedroom vacation rental in Cannes

The interior of the Alang Alang villa, a luxury eight-bedroom vacation rental in Cannes

The interior of the Alang Alang villa, a luxury eight-bedroom vacation rental in Cannes

The villa is often booked during the summer by the super-rich and a popular retreat for movie magnates during the Cannes Film Festival

The villa is often booked during the summer by the super-rich and a popular retreat for movie magnates during the Cannes Film Festival

The villa is often booked during the summer by the super-rich and a popular retreat for movie magnates during the Cannes Film Festival

Sting once performed at the villa at an impromptu concert for music managers attending a wrap party at the Cannes Lion festival

Sting once performed at the villa at an impromptu concert for music managers attending a wrap party at the Cannes Lion festival

Sting once performed at the villa at an impromptu concert for music managers attending a wrap party at the Cannes Lion festival

Police said the seven men who had flown from Farnborough Airport in Hampshire were in their forties and fifties.

They described the women in their twenties as escorts and did not reveal their name.

The party had flown to France on an Embraer Legacy jet that cost £ 5,300 an hour to rent from the Lonodn PrivateFly charter company

Three helicopters booked to fly the group to the accommodation were not allowed to take off.

The pilots were fined on the spot by the police for violating the lockdown rules imposed by the French government to prevent the spread of the corona virus.

Pictured: Flight tracker shows the route the wealthy businessmen and 'escorts' took from Farnborough Airport near London to Marseille last Saturday

Pictured: Flight tracker shows the route the wealthy businessmen and 'escorts' took from Farnborough Airport near London to Marseille last Saturday

Pictured: Flight tracker shows the route the wealthy businessmen and ‘escorts’ took from Farnborough Airport near London to Marseille last Saturday

The house is owned by a British property developer who bought the original plot from disgraced arms dealer Adam Khashoggi

The house is owned by a British property developer who bought the original plot from disgraced arms dealer Adam Khashoggi

The house is owned by a British property developer who bought the original plot from disgraced arms dealer Adam Khashoggi

Luxury real estate websites describe it as the 'ultimate setting' on the French Riviera

Luxury real estate websites describe it as the 'ultimate setting' on the French Riviera

Luxury real estate websites describe it as the ‘ultimate setting’ on the French Riviera

Since the UK group had not technically set foot on French soil, they were not fined.

Police said one of the super-rich men hired a private jet at the airport and flew to Germany.

The others, led by a wealthy Croat who lives in London and paid for the entire trip, flew back to the UK.

Others on the run were German, French, Romanian and Ukrainian, according to police.

The company was on its way to the most luxurious villa in the South of France, “Alang, Alang”.

It was estimated to be over £ 50 million a year ago when it was put up for sale and rented out for £ 360,000 a month during peak season.

In addition to eight bedrooms, it has its own cinema room and several terraces with beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea.

There is also a private beach, spa, steam room and an indoor and outdoor pool.

A private nightclub is located on the ground floor and the house has a gym and a gym.

French army soldier standing on the asphalt at Marseille airport. 18th of March

French army soldier standing on the asphalt at Marseille airport. 18th of March

French army soldier standing on the asphalt at Marseille airport. 18th of March

The villa is often booked during the summer by the super-rich and a popular retreat for movie magnates during the Cannes Film Festival.

Sting once performed at the villa at an impromptu concert for music managers attending a wrap party at the Cannes Lion festival.

The house is owned by a British property developer who bought the original plot from disgraced arms dealer Adam Khashoggi.

He knocked down the original house and built the new villa for rent.

Luxury real estate websites describe it as the ‘ultimate setting’ on the French Riviera.

The description says: Impeccably designed and decorated, the villa is the ultimate setting for an unforgettable holiday in the most glamorous resort in the French Riviera. As you enter the main house, you are welcomed to your home away from home by a spectacular living wall with a tropical water feature that sets the tone for the rest of your stay. Relax by the beautiful infinity pool and outdoor Jacuzzi, enjoy an after-dinner cigar in the custom wine cellar or sit back and enjoy the panoramic sea views from one of the villa’s multiple terraces. A stay at Villa Alang Alang is a truly unique holiday experience.

The group of ten had rented a jet from the London-based PrivateFly company.

Correspondence from Mail Online shows that the flight was booked on March 30 with the relevant documents sent to the French authorities.

The company had also arranged the helicopter transfer to the villa in Cannes.

While travelers are still allowed to enter France, the government tightened the seal last week, saying that only essential travel should be made.

A source at the French police said the organizer of the trip – a Croatian national working in the UK’s financial and brokerage business – had ‘paid for everything’.

He reportedly told the French police that “I have money, let’s talk” when they confronted him on the plane.

“He was looking forward to the break, with his friends and young female escorts,” said the source.

An undated photo shows the cityscape of the French Riviera with yachts in Cannes. The group of super-rich holidaymakers had booked three helicopters to transport them to the city

An undated photo shows the cityscape of the French Riviera with yachts in Cannes. The group of super-rich holidaymakers had booked three helicopters to transport them to the city

An undated photo shows the cityscape of the French Riviera with yachts in Cannes. The group of super-rich holidaymakers had booked three helicopters to transport them to the city

He said they would all go to the villa and close there, and there would be no problem.

“But it was clearly a leisure trip and under the containment measures, these are strictly prohibited.”

A PrivateFly spokesperson was not available for comment.

The death toll from the French coronavirus rose to 12,210 on Thursday, and there are now 7,062 people in intensive care units in hospitals across the country.

France has stalled since March 17 in an attempt to slow down the spread of the pandemic, allowing only essential trips to be justified with a signed piece of paper.

Health director Jérôme Salomon said the blockage worked: “Thanks to these measures, we are working to curb the epidemic.”

The lockdown, which would run until April 15, will be extended after that date, it was announced on Wednesday.

President Emmanuel Macron will discuss the coronavirus situation Monday in a live TV speech to the nation.

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