Amongst several companies proposing air balloon trips, I have decided to recommend Air Escargot because they have a very professional approach, they speak English, they offer very safe conditions and they take care of transfers.
Enjoy this extraordinary pioneer's sensation. The "Montgolfière" or hot air balloon was invented in France in 1783, and was the first machine allowing a "human flight".
Burgundy with its magnificent scenery is a perfect place to enjoy this romantic overlooking experience. From the balloon you discover the picturesque and ancient villages, medieval castles, and world famous vineyards.
Air-balloon flights take place from April until November. The flight itself lasts between an hour and 90 minuts. Taking into account the time for installing the balloon and your return in mini-bus to the chateau you need to plan half a day.
The " Air escargot team" come to blow the balloon as close as possible to our chateau, in the village. Therefore you can come onboard without having to take your car.
Because of the wind, take-offs are only possible early in the morning or late afternoon depending on the season.
You will see the installation and the blowing of the balloon. Then everyone is invited to take place onboard!
The "nacelle" is appropriate for10 persons, but if your group is bigger than 10 people a second balloon will be brought, included in the "per person" price!
At the end of your trip, when the balloon lands, an aperitif will be welcoming you to celebrate your trip. Then a bus will drive you back to the Chateau.
The "nacelle" is 1m30 high, a small chair is provided so that children under this size will have no difficulties to see the view.
The pilot's comments during the tour can be done in English language if you wish.
You have to reserve this kind of experience a long time in advance as much as possible, because Air Escargot does not take many groups in a week time. They count on only a few days appropriate meteo conditions in a week. The date fixed a long time in advance can be changed by Air-Escargot on the day before depending on last minute weather conditions, in case of cancellation because of meteo conditions there is no charge.
From 1 to 4 persons: 240 euros per person.
From 5 to 8 persons: 220 euros per person.
From 9 persons: 200 euros per person.
Children below the age of 12 are invoiced half price.
The price includes the transfer by bus from the landing point of the balloon back to your Chateau and the landing aperitif.
Christiane & Pierre
Tel 00 33 3 85 87 12 30
Email : email@example.com. English spoken and understood.
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