Embrace a new experience in the heart of Normandy, in the Vexin region (Pays de Bray). A sightseeing experience unlike any other... Take a balloon flight to discover this region.
Among all the possible activities, have you ever thought of hot-air ballooning?
Flight for 1 person: Ticket for a flight for 1 person - Can be used 7 days a week and on public holidays at all flight sites throughout France and Italy (except Brenne, Sologne and Chinon). Hot-air balloon ticket or gift voucher valid for 1 year.
...By offering you a wonderful experience, aboard the basket of a hot-air balloon, gently carried by the wind.
The tourist attractions of a region are sometimes more visible from the air.
You'll feel as if you're light as a cloud, gliding over the Vexin natural park. You'll be captivated by the breathtaking view of this green setting.
A balloon flight offers visitors breathtaking, gentle scenery.
In free flight, only the wind decides which direction to take. In the Pays de Bray, you can fly over the wooded hills of this typical Normandy bocage.
Discover Gerberoy, the perched village. It has been awarded the famous label of the most beautiful villages in France.
Contemplate the abbeys of Saint-Germer-de-Fly and Mortemer. The former is an ancient Benedictine abbey, the latter a charming place surrounded by woods, ponds and relics of the past.
The climate in Normandy and the Pays de Bray is ideal for hot-air ballooning, whatever the season. What's more, the weather is bound to be magnificent on the day of your departure, since a flight always takes place in perfect weather conditions. And don't worry: there's virtually no fear of heights aboard a hot-air balloon.
The ancient language of the Gauls is largely lost. But a few words have survived to this day. The word "bray" is one of them. In the language of our ancestors, it meant "mud".
The clay soil of this natural region makes for excellent grassy meadows, ideal for Norman dairy cows.
Clay has also given rise to the pottery craft, and is a natural material for the cob used in the half-timbered houses of this area.
This humid territory is crossed by several rivers: the Epte, the Andelle, the Béthune, the Varenne and the Eaulne. These waterways meander under the trees, between the meadows and down the green hills. In a balloon, your gaze moves from these silvery ribbons of water to the slate-covered steeples of the medieval churches of these charming villages.
From the air, you can admire the brick, or sometimes stone, castles that dot the rural landscapes of the Vexin.
For those who don't want to be burdened with material matters, Art Montgolfières offers flight packages with accommodation: we've carefully compiled a list of great places to stay.
With our equipment, we drive to the rendezvous point in an all-terrain vehicle.
Our team members start by laying the envelope on the ground.
Then they inflate it by blowing air into it. When it begins to take shape, the pilot can activate the burner, which heats the air contained in the balloon envelope. The flight is about to begin. Take-off takes place without a jolt.
Do you know why Claude Monet chose to settle in Giverny (in the Vexin Normand)? It was undoubtedly because of the extraordinary natural light available in this part of Normandy, whatever the season.