France Montgolfieres organizes and operates exceptional sightseeing air tours in France.
Today, France Montgolfières is one of the nation’s leading Hot Air Balloon Companies delighting over 7000 passengers a year.
France Montgolfières offers a variety of ballooning packages. There are daily flights scheduled in 9 regions of France from March to November.
It is one of the few hot air balloon companies in France fully certified for passenger transport by the Civil Aviation Authorities.
Let our team of dynamic and experienced bilingual pilots welcome and assist you during this wonderful balloon flight over the Loire Valley.
The Châteaux of the Loire never cease to enchant visitors from around the world. But can you imagine drifting slowly over these magnificent architectural masterpieces in a hot air balloon?
The Loire Valley has become one of our most popular ballooning bases, offering breath-taking take-off sites such as Chenonceau, Blois or Chaumont to name but a few.
Imagine floating majestically and effortlessly over châteaux, medieval
villages and the picturesque countryside of rural France...
- Loire Valley Castles -
Fine wines, world-renowned mustard, superb châteaux... Burgundy is a melting pot of the best France has to offer for the discerning traveler.
France Balloons has been present in Burgundy for over 18 years, and has its main ballooning operations base there.
Fly gently above the vineyards and medieval villages of the magnificent countryside surrounding Vézelay and Chablis, and the Morvan National Park ...
- Burgundy -
Are you coming to Paris for a short visit? Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and drive out towards Fontainebleau or take a train: from MORET-SUR-LOING - where Alfred Sisley and his Impressionist friends took to painting - you will be taken aloft in one of our balloons to discover rivers and villages, châteaux and century-old forests teeming with wild boar and deer...
All less than an hour away! If you do not have a car, you can easily access the meeting place by train from the Gare de Lyon (approximatly 45 minutes from Paris downtown 12 Euros) and we will come to pick you up at the train station.
- Paris area -
We take off with the gentle breezes in the morning, approximately one hour after sunrise, or with the calm and stable winds in the evening two hours before sunset.
Our pilots will notify you of the weather forecast one day prior to your reserved flying date.
Our flights can be enjoyed by everyone. There are no particular age or physical requirements.
Because a balloon floats along with the wind there is little change in temperature; nor is there a wind chill factor. No special clothing or equipment is necessary, only your camera or video cam and plenty of film!
The adventure begins at the take-off site with the inflation. Once aboard, you float away for approximately one hour.
The ground crew, who remain in radio contact with your pilot during the flight, will greet you at the landing for the traditional « toast des aéronautes ».

Special price for the readers of Paris Insider Guides:
Refundable Ticket 230 Euro, 145 Euro for Children.
If there is bad weather and we have to postpone your flight, that change will be free.
Early in the morning or late in the afternoon
Approx. 1 hour for the flight;
but the total excursion lasts about 3 hours.

Special for the Paris Insider Guides readers:
Hotel prices have been negotiated for you.
All of the following "Flight and Accommodation" packages include a flight plus half-board accommodation (including dinner, one night in a double-room accommodation and breakfast, beverages not included).
You are free to choose the day and date. Please note that for the two Châteaux Hotel options the accommodation can not be canceled or changed.
Charm Hotel: 310 Euro
Prestige Hotel: 410 Euro
France Montgolfières' mission is to provide customer satisfaction of the highest caliber.
We are therefore continuously striving to perfect our services to attain the quality of service you deserve.

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