Chateau of Fontainebleau by Balloon

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Description

Rediscover the true meaning of nature, as once enjoyed by Alfred Sisley and his other impressionist friends. Fly above the emerald green forests, home to wild boar and deer and hunting ground to the Kings of France, above rivers and romantic little villages less than an hour away from Paris.

The advantage of flying a balloon as opposed to other types of aircraft is simply its diverse ability to literally skim over rivers, brush over the treetops and attain a height of more than 1000 meters whilst providing panoramic landscape views! Essentially, how high the flights go depend upon the climatic conditions at the given time as well as the disposition of the passengers.

There is no physical link between the balloon and the ground (like a ladder or a bridge) so there is no feeling of dizziness or vertigo. During the flight the basket remains stable and there is a feeling of incredible ease whilst taking-off.

Balloons go with the wind, the pilot can only control the altitude of the balloon by heating the inside of the envelope with the burners. Stability in the air is necessary as well as a slight wind and a mild temperature. The only way to get all these conditions is to take off just after sunrise or just before sunset. Happily dawn and dusk are the most beautiful moments of the day !

The total excursion time is three hours with a flight time of approximately one hour. This includes the balloon preparation and inflation, the flight, the traditional "toast aux Aéronautes" at the landing and the return by vehicle to the starting point.

Please indicate your weight upon booking in order for your reservation to be processed.

  • Weekday tickets are not valid for holidays.

  • Confirmation of weather and appointment: 24 hours before departure the passenger should call the base office indicated at the time of booking and to confirm the weather conditions, time and venue.

  • We do not fly children under 6 years. Child rates are applicable for ages 12 years and under and must be accompanied by an adult.

  • For non-residents with a invoice address overseas in the event of unsuitable flying conditions, your flight can be rescheduled or refunded, a handling charge per ticket refund will be retained.

  • Web map links and GPS coordinates will be sent with confirmation. These meeting points may be change by the pilot according to wind conditions. Other flight meeting points may be added periodically.

  • Bring a sweater or a fleece as it can be cool whilst the balloon is being set up and for after the landing. Temperature during the flight is approximately the same as on the ground. The fact that the balloon flies in the air mass means there is no air current aboard the basket. But don't forget the heat emanating from the burners. Also please wear comfortable footwear, something you would wear for a walk in the country.

  • If you have a cardiac problem and you're planning to fly in the mountains, it is better to ask your doctor about the maximum altitude you should go.

  • Flights may sometimes be cancelled even in good weather conditions. This is due to the strength of the wind - which isn't at the same strength on the ground as higher up. Flights are cancelled when the wind is more than 20 km p.h. for safety reasons.

  • In case of bad weather, partial refunds will be made.

Includes

  • 1 to 1.15-hour hot air balloon ride

  • Flight certificate

  • 1 glass of sparkling wine

  • Transportation fee
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Chateau of Fontainebleau by Balloon

Duration: 3:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: 1 to 1.15-hour hot air balloon ride Flight certificate 1 glass of sparkling wine Transportation fee

The balloon pilot was very friendly,informative,and did everything possible to make sure we had a good experience.He even dropped me off at the railway station,going out of his way to make sure I wasn't stranded.His helpers were great too,and it was all very professionally and safely done.The only downside was not being able to take off over the chateau due to the wind direction,but the drive up through the pretty village to the alternative field was lovely.





Rosemary

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Schedule

Starting time: 06:00 - 16:00 (Show more)
  • 05:30

    Check in at CSEM Car Park

  • 06:00

    Preparation and Inflation

    You will be picked-up from the check-in location and transferred to the take-off site. Upon your arrival, undergo pre-flight briefing and witness the balloon being prepared and inflated.

  • Hot Air Balloon Flight (1 ~ 1.15 hours)

    Fly over the scenic landscapes of Fontainebleau aboard a hot air balloon. See a panoramic view of the region including lush gardens, narrow-winding river, small villages, and the Château de Fontainebleau itself. Marvel at the splendor of the medieval castle that is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • Traditional Champagne Toast

    Upon landing, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and celebrate the once-in-a-lifetime experience with the Aeronaut's toast, deemed a French tradition every after a hot air balloon ride. Finally, receive your flight certificate; your very own tour souvenier.

  • 09:00

    Check out

  • 15:30

    Check in at CSEM Car Park

  • 16:00

    Preparation and Inflation

    You will be picked-up from the check-in location and transferred to the take-off site. Upon your arrival, undergo pre-flight briefing and witness the balloon being prepared and inflated.

  • Hot Air Balloon Flight (1 ~ 1.15 hours)

    Fly over the scenic landscapes of Fontainebleau aboard a hot air balloon. See a panoramic view of the region including lush gardens, narrow-winding river, small villages, and the Château de Fontainebleau itself. Marvel at the splendor of the medieval castle that is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • Traditional Champagne Toast

    Upon landing, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and celebrate the once-in-a-lifetime experience with the Aeronaut's toast, deemed a French tradition every after a hot air balloon ride. Finally, receive your flight certificate; your very own tour souvenier.

  • 19:00

    Check out

  • (For Check-In) Ecole d'Equitation Militaire (Ecole d'Equitation Militaire ) Time: 05:30:00

  • (For Check-Out) Ecole d'Equitation Militaire (Ecole d'Equitation Militaire ) Time: 09:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Ecole d'Equitation Militaire (Ecole d'Equitation Militaire ) Time: 05:30:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Ecole d'Equitation Militaire (Ecole d'Equitation Militaire ) Time: 09:00:00

  • (For Check-In) Ecole d'Equitation Militaire (Ecole d'Equitation Militaire ) Time: 15:30:00

  • (For Check-Out) Ecole d'Equitation Militaire (Ecole d'Equitation Militaire ) Time: 19:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Ecole d'Equitation Militaire (Ecole d'Equitation Militaire ) Time: 15:30:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Ecole d'Equitation Militaire (Ecole d'Equitation Militaire ) Time: 19:00:00

Price & Options

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • Flights may sometimes be cancelled even in good weather conditions. This is due to the strength of the wind - which isn't at the same strength on the ground as higher up. Flights are cancelled when the wind is more than 20 kilometers per hour for safety reasons.

  • In case of bad weather, partial refunds will be made.

  • If you have a cardiac problem, please ask your doctor about the maximum altitude you can go.

  • Children 6 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Walking shoes

  • Jackets

Requirement(s) - Others
  • Please call the activity provider 24 hours before your activity to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.

  • Participants 12 years old and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Additional Note(s)
  • Web map links and GPS coordinates of the check-in location will be sent alongside the tour confirmation. These meeting points may be changed by the pilot according to wind conditions.

  • In the event of unsuitable flying conditions, non-residents with an invoice address overseas can have their flights rescheduled or refunded. A 15€ bank handling charge will be retained per ticket refund.

  • Please note that the tour runs daily at 06:00 to 08:00 depending on the day's sunrise, and at 16:00 to 19:00 depending on the day's sunset.

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Reviews

The balloon pilot was very friendly,informative,and did everything possible to make sure we had a good experience.He even dropped ...me off at the railway station,going out of his way to make sure I wasn't stranded.His helpers were great too,and it was all very professionally and safely done.The only downside was not being able to take off over the chateau due to the wind direction,but the drive up through the pretty village to the alternative field was lovely.





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Rosemary

We took the train from Paris and the bus to Fontainebleau.We called because we could not find the place. We were picked up by car ...by the captain of the crew. We had a wonderful tour. Than we were taken back to the train station. Eh! Voila. It was a great experience. more

Michelle

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 3 business days of your activity (after 06:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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