Classic basket flight in Ile-de-France over the Vaux-le-Vicomte region: Ticket for a flight for 1 person - Can be used on weekdays from Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
Hot-air balloon tickets or gift vouchers valid for 2 years to cover 2 flying seasons in the Fontainebleau and Vaux-le-Vicomte regions.
You can also place your order by mail with the purchase order option
To take a hot-air balloon ride:
No particular physical aptitude is required
Must be at least 6 years old. Minors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult during the flight. Parental authorization is required if parents are not present.
No minimum height. The baskets are about 1.20 m high.
You must be able to climb into the basket and stand for about an hour.
If you have any medical problems, please call us and ask your doctor for advice.
No vertigo or airsickness!
Bags are not allowed, but don't forget your cameras for great memories.
Allow about 1 hour for the flight and about 2h30 / 3H of activity in total.
Flights take place at sunrise or sunset to take advantage of the best weather conditions.
Wear casual sportswear and good walking shoes or tennis shoes. The temperature is the same in the air as on the ground.
TIMETABLE: Meeting times are chosen according to sunrise or sunset, when the air is most stable. In the morning, the lights are whiter, and this is a good opportunity to see animals. Evening colors are rosier and more romantic. Which do you prefer? It's up to you to decide what suits you best: day and flight slot. We'll send you all the details of your hot-air balloon flight: meeting address and all practical information as soon as the date has been confirmed by our reservations department.
TO MAKE A GIFT: Are you buying tickets to make a gift? No need to book a flight date! Give the tickets as a present and the lucky recipients will contact us later. That way, you leave them as many options as possible.
FLIGHT SEASON: The best flight seasons are spring, summer and autumn. In winter, hot-air balloons take a break to refresh themselves. Hot-air balloon flights take place every day from April to October, when the weather conditions are right.
TICKET VALIDITY: These tickets are non-refundable. In the event of bad weather, it's up to you to find another date. If you wish to take out a weather cancellation option when purchasing tickets, please contact us on 02 54 32 08 11.
RATE PER WEEK: The rate is calculated for one person. The basket can accommodate an average of ten people, depending on demand. Flight tickets can be used on weekdays from Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
Non-refundable hot-air balloon ticket or gift voucher valid for 2 years, covering 2 flying seasons in the Fontainebleau and Vaux-le-Vicomte regions.
Hot-air ballooning stages
A balloon flight over one of Ile-de-France's most beautiful châteaux
Be there: early in the morning or at the end of the day! The pilot and crew will be waiting for you at the meeting point. A final wind test and you're invited to climb into the 4x4s. The adventure begins! Ready to touch the clouds?
Leave everything superfluous in the vehicles. All you need is your camera, and you'll be able to take some great pictures as a souvenir.
We've arrived at the take-off site. Here you can watch the balloon being inflated and prepared. The pilot explains the instructions. Little by little, the envelope is inflated with cold air. Then, thanks to the burners, the air becomes hot and the balloon gently rises.
The balloonist invites you to climb aboard. A few strokes of the burners warm up the balloon, and you're off, gently, for a flight of around an hour.
It's like being on a cloud, with a 360° view. Let yourself be amazed by the spectacle of nature. Your first flight in a hot-air balloon gives you the opportunity for a real moment of contemplation. The winds carry us and steer the balloon. The pilot controls only the ascent and descent of the balloon. There's no feeling of vertigo; you simply enjoy the moment.
The flight comes to an end. The pilot is now looking for a place to land. He gives you the landing instructions a few meters from the ground. Are you in position? Hop, you've landed!
Depending on the strength of the wind, the balloon may stay upright or lie down. In any case, wait for the pilot to invite you to do so before descending.
The crew have followed you in their 4x4 and are now meeting up with you. We all pack up the balloon before sharing your emotions over the traditional balloonist's toast!
After the bubbles and the beautiful images in your head, it's off again for a ride in the 4x4 and a return to the initial rendezvous point.
Don't hesitate to share your best photos and memories with us!
The Classic Week Ticket:
A classic basket flight during the week
Do you prefer the calm of the week, forget traffic jams and take your time? Why not take advantage of a ticket with a lower fare? The weekday ticket is for you! This balloon flight ticket is valid from Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. You'll enjoy a privileged moment and share a magical moment with other passengers! A flight in a classic basket is the perfect way to experience a moment of zenitude and share your impressions, whether you're flying as a couple, with family, friends or on your own.
Discover the wonders of the Vaux-le-Vicomte region for an exceptional experience that will become one of your fondest memories. The crew will surround you so that you can enjoy a unique moment and an unforgettable adventure, with all the benefits of a weekday sail.
We look forward to seeing you, about an hour from Paris, to discover the wonders of the Ile-de-France region.
Vaux-le-Vicomte by hot-air balloon
Departure from the area of the château that inspired Versailles
An ideal location to share the joys of ballooning, just a stone's throw from Paris. The Paris region offers many wonders to discover from a hot-air balloon basket. We'll take you on a tour of the Vaux-le-Vicomte region! The unique architecture of one of France's most beautiful châteaux. Vaux-le-Vicomte even inspired the Sun King and his architects to build the Château de Versailles. With its characteristic 18th-century style and magnificent French gardens, this monument is a masterpiece of the Louis XIV era!
Take-off will take place as close as possible to the château, and always according to wind direction, so you can discover the region's most beautiful vantage points. It's a unique experience to enjoy together during your hot-air balloon baptism. Discover the region and the town of Maincy, whose bridge was painted by Paul Cézanne in 1879. Depending on the day's winds, your route will take shape in the air, creating a unique itinerary for every balloon ride!
Find all the details of a hot air balloon flight with Art Montgolfière and an explanatory video
Here are some answers to the questions you may have.
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