Hot Air Balloon Ride - Loire Valley
Take off from ChenonceauxThe Châteaux of the Loire Valley are some of the most popular tourist destinations in France. Now you can make your visit exceptionally memorable by seeing these magnificent castles from above in a hot air balloon. The area's favorable flying conditions combine with the opportunity to observe its magnificent architecure from above to make the Loire Valley a very popular ballooning base. Travel to the Loire Valley from Paris may require an overnight stay, so you may want to consider combining your balloon trip with a visit the Renaissance Château de Chenonceau.
The reason that the château is spelled Chenonceau and the city is spelled Chenonceaux, is that during the French Revolution, one Madame Dupin, who was the owner of the château, wanted to make a statement by removing the final 'x' in the name.
- Train (1 hour): From Paris Gare Montparnasse or Airport Charles de Gaulle: take the Bordeaux TGV train to Saint-Pierre des Corps (approx 45€) then transfer to the local train and get off at Chenonceaux. For a cheaper alternative, take the slower train from Gare d'Austerlitz to Saint-Pierre des Corps (approx 35€).
- Car (2 hours): 214km from Paris, take motorway A10 (known as the Aquitaine) to the Blois or Amboise exit.
Balloon Ticket Prices
- Adult Ticket: 217€
- Adults (2+): 199.50€
- Child (6 - 12yrs): 158€
- Groups: on request