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France Montgolfieres

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Address: 4 bis rue du Saussis, 21140 Semur-en-Auxois, France
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France Montgolfières is the result of two men's abiding passion for the...

France Montgolfières is the result of two men's abiding passion for the world of ballooning. For over 25 years, their experience, professionnalism, commitment and the skills of their crews have brought this company into the forefront of the top ballooning outfits in the world.Flying on average 7000 passengers a year from a range of locations, the fleet of balloons used are of the highest quality available today. Pilots and Ground Crew are recruited and trained personally by the partners.As well as flying people, France Montgolfières provides training and licences to would-be balloon pilots, designs and sells custom-made balloons, engages in special PR promotions and filming projects. France Mongolfières is always interested in working on new and interesting projects.

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Loire Valley Hot-Air Balloon Ride
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The HIGHLIGHT of my time in the Loire Valley

Did you know? Hot air ballooning was invented in France! Therefore, go hot air ballooning in France! And go with these guys. Painless excursion, breathtaking views of the valley... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
Rachel J
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Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Did you know? Hot air ballooning was invented in France! Therefore, go hot air ballooning in France! And go with these guys. Painless excursion, breathtaking views of the valley and Chateau Chenonceau, great staff, complete with a madeline and champagne toast once you land. My taxi driver was not a nice guy, so the staff DROPPED ME BACK OFF at... More 

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Challis, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is a truly one of those "once-in-a-lifetime experiences!" Though I/we would do it again, given the opportunity. France Montgolieres is a professional operation from beginning to conclusion. The staff was so friendly: we had the pilot (Adrian, who did speak English) and 2-ground crewmembers. There is a focus on safety and we never felt uncomfortable with the flight operations.... More 

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France M, Responsable commercial at France Montgolfieres, responded to this review

Bonjour, Thank you so much to have been there with us. An other one thank you for your testimony. Best regards France Montgolfieres Team More 

France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Great fun, professional pilot, impressive on every level. If it's your first time you can't beat France Montgolfieres for a safe and classy balloon ride. Beautiful way to see where you are.

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France M, Directeur général at France Montgolfieres, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to fly with you. Thank's a lot for your message. Regards More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

This was one of the best things we did on our vacation. Our pilot Adrian was excellent, professional and knowledgeable. We learned our flight was the first one of the season. The whole team operated flawlessly and efficiently even after a winter off. I would highly recommend this activity with this company.

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France M, Responsable commercial at France Montgolfieres, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your message. We are happy to share our flights with all the passagers. Best regards France Montgolfières More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

Hot air ballooning was on my mother-in-laws bucket list so what better place to do it than in France! We had to meet the balloon company near Fontainebleau which about an hour (maybe a little longer) outside of Paris. We hired a cab to take us and we had to meet them there at 6am. With the current wind conditions... More 

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France M, Responsable commercial at France Montgolfieres, responded to this review

Bonjour, Thank you so much for your message. We are so happy to share this magical moment with you ! Best regards More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

We booked a balloon ride through France Montfolgiere to fly above les Pyrenées-Orientales last week. Although our flight was cancelled due to windy conditions on the Wednesday, they were really kind to welcome us on the Thursday morning flight instead. After a 2 hour drive early morning from Perpignan in the mountains.... we finally arrived at the site. It was... More 

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France M, Responsable commercial at France Montgolfieres, responded to this review

Bonjour, Congratulations, we are really happy for you both ! Thanks a lot for your message. Best regards France Montgolfières More 

Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

This was amazing. Excellent service, it was going to rain on the day we had booked and they were great about changing our reservations at the last minute. Had great views of Chateau Chenanceau and vineyards everywhere.

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France M, Responsable commercial at France Montgolfieres, responded to this review
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Bonjour, Merci pour vos appréciations, nous espérons toujours faire au mieux en fonction des possibilités de nos passagers. Nous sommes... More 

Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

We booked a balloon ride with France Montgolfieres for the Loire Valley in September 2015, but unfortunately the weather was too windy and even though we rescheduled for the following day, the wind was still too strong and we had to cancel our flight. The tickets included a 15 euro pp insurance component and we were refunded the full ticket... More 

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France M, Responsable commercial at France Montgolfieres, responded to this review

Bonjour, We are so desapointed because of the meteo conditions but we hope that a next time we will make you fly. Thanks a lot for living your impressions. Best regards France Montgolfières' team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

fabulous experience! Definitely take the early ride in the morning, as the sun is at your back, so you are not blinded the entire time! Stunning views of the loire river, our balloon flew right over Chenonceau before any tourists were allowed in, so we saw it as it once was. a must-do in the loire valley!

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

This was my gift to my husband during our Paris/Le Mans trip. We originally booked for Ile de France, but due to weather issues, we changed to the Loire Valley. Due to travelling from Paris to Le Mans, rescheduling our balloon ride was difficult, but the personnel helped me to a solution, anove and beyond in their helpfulness. Once we... More 

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