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France Montgolfieres

Semur-en-Auxois, France
About France Montgolfieres
The sun is shining and you would like to take advantage... why not go for a unique experience : a hot air balloon flight. Choose one of our take off sites : - Chenonceaux in the Loire Valley - Fontainebleau in Ile de France - Vézelay or Beaune in Burgundy - Forcalquier in Provence - Bourg Madame in the Pyrénées Once your flight is booked, join us at the meeting point. You will have the opportunity to help inflating the balloon, and once in the basket just relax and enjoy the view. After landing you will get to share your impressions with the team during the traditional aeronaut's toast. You will need to plan about three hours for the hole activity including an hour for the flight.
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Alex D wrote a review Aug 2020
Antwerp, Belgium63 contributions50 helpful votes
We booked a trip for a Montgolfière trip over Chenonceau and the Cher. GETYOURGIDE mentions that the maximum of participants is 10 persons for each ride. Upon arrival to our surprise we were 14... our surprise grew when hearing that we had to embark in two Jeeps to go to the departure ( 7+the driver per car ! = packed one against another ) When mentioning that this didn’t respect current measures for Covid, we got the answer that also in the gondola we would be stuffed one against another as well. And that therefor we had to wear a mask as desinfect our hands. Unsure if the montgolfière had been desinfected ( we could’nt see anyone doing this, the cars weren’t in any case . When telling that GETYOURGUIDE mentioned that the trips were limited to 10 participants, Mister France Montgolfière told us not without arrogance that the could write what they wanted but that it was not the problem of France Montgolfière ...When asking if we could take our own car for transfert ; that was impossible. Common sense would limit the number to 8 participants and foresee a transfer in mini-bus. We have been following strict hygienic rules by keeping distance at all times : the lack from the side of France Montgolfières is unacceptable and we didn’t want to participate under these circumstances. We asked full refund from Getyourguide... and we are fully entitled to get one.
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Date of experience: August 2020
2 Helpful votes
Christine T wrote a review Oct 2019
Thornton, Colorado91 contributions52 helpful votes
We flew directly over the Chateau de Chenonceau...amazing! The crew are very professional! We had a cloudy morning ride we were kept lower for better visibility. We flew over trees, heard the roosters crow and saw the horses restlessness when the pilot ignited the flame. Worth the long drive from Marne La Vallee to knock this off the bucket list!
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from France M, General Manager at France Montgolfieres
Responded Sep 30, 2020
Thank you for your kind message, we are pleased to know that you enjoyed the experience. We hope to see you again! Sincerely, France Montgolfières Team
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chaplains wrote a review Jun 2019
Rome, Italy113 contributions53 helpful votes
As a graduation gift, I hosted this family to Fountaine Blue for a hot air balloon excursion. Our pilot Adrian and his wonderful ground crew made the experience pleasurable, put even the nervous at ease and comforting. It was a grand conclusion to a wonderful family vacation in Paris
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2 Helpful votes
Response from France M, Responsable commercial at France Montgolfieres
Responded Jun 15, 2019
We are very happy to see that you enjoyed your flight with Adrian and the team in Fontainebleau !! Come back soon :)
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SROVirginia wrote a review Oct 2018
Virginia339 contributions163 helpful votes
Unfortunately, two hot air balloon rides that I booked were canceled due to afternoon breezes, but the company was communicative (in two languages) and easy to work with. I was disappointed, true, but I will try again during my next visit to Bourgogne, and definitely will try to go with France Montgolfieres. Very good service, just some bad luck.
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Date of experience: October 2018
VickyUrien wrote a review Sep 2018
31 contributions2 helpful votes
My boyfriend and I took the balloon flight around the Loire Valley... I have no words to describe how amazing it was. I knew it would be great but the experience exceed my expectations. For those of you who would love to try it but are afraid, let me tell you that there's nothing to be afraid of. The balloon is very stable and the passengers' basket is soooo gentle! Moreover, Thierry the pilot is wonderful. After landing, we made a toast and shared a nice conversation. I absolutely recommend France Montgolfières. Thanks guys! Thank you Thierry!
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Date of experience: September 2018
Response from France M, Responsable relations publiques at France Montgolfieres
Responded Oct 2, 2018
Hello, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are very pleased you enjoyed the flight this much! Maybe we'll see you some other day on board our balloons ;) Kind regards, The French Hot Air Balloon Company
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