A hot air balloon ride is an amazing experience ! It is very peaceful and relaxing. From the balloon, you will discover many properties, gardens and landscapes you can't see from the ground.

hot air balloon ride

These are few tips we'd like to share with you :

1. Nobody can tell you in advance where you’ll land. It means that you can't be guaranteed to see this castle or this town. Depending on the winds, in 1 hour ride, you can travel over 5 miles or 12 miles. A car from the balloon company will follow the flight and pick you up at the arrival point to take you back to your car at the departure point. 

2. Balloons are very sensitive to weather conditions: a little wind and the ride can be postponed.

3. It gets very hot when the pilot turns the gas jets on. We warmly recommend you to wear a cap or a hat. It is usually about 6°C (42°F) warmer in the gondola than on the ground.

If you understand and agree in all these points, you’ll have a great time !!

What FRANCE JUST FOR YOU can do for you?
As a hot air balloon ride is subject to weather conditions and can be postponed or cancelled, we take care of the booking for you and organize a ride with a very friendly English speaking pilot. Then you'll pay directly the pilot, so you do not have to advance the funds if by any bad luck, you could not get on the balloon.

If you have any question about the hot air balloon ride, please do not hesitate to ask us: emilie@france-justforyou.com

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Tony
The organisation and friendliness of the places we stayed was outstanding. We travel a lot and this was a delightful experience that we can't wait to do again. I could not recommend more highly the professionalism in the booklets which are a long term reminder of a most memorable time. We travelled from NZ a long way for just two weeks but it was …
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When planning my 60th birthday celebration, my sister and I stumbled upon France Just For You, which saved us from the potential nightmare of traveling with 40 strangers on a bus. As a result, my sister and I, along with our husbands, experienced a trip of a lifetime! From the beginning, Emilie was extraordinarily responsive, informative, and more …
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This is the third year in a row that we have traveled to France, as part of a two country vacation. Because of our positive experiences with Emilie's help in the past, and our desire to be relatively independent, we chose to have her craft our French trip again this year. In a word, she is incredible! We have such a high level of confidence in her …
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