Guided tour

From Chenonceau: Hot Air Balloon Ride above the Loire Valley

4.6 / 5

14 reviews

From Chenonceau: Hot Air Balloon Ride above the Loire Valley

From US$ 288.89 per person

Experience a hot air balloon ride over the Loire valley. Marvel at the amazing landscapes from the air and enjoy a ride at sunrise or sunset when the winds are calm, and the air is cool and stable.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3.5 hours
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English, French


  • Discover the Château de Chenonceau from the air
  • Enjoy the amazing landscapes while listening to the guide sharing their knowledge about the region
  • See the Loire Valley rivers, villages and châteaux from a balloon basket
Full description
The Châteaux of the Loire Valley never ceases to enchant visitors from around the world. Just imagine drifting slowly over the architectural masterpieces in a hot air balloon guided by the winds. The Loire Valley has become one of the most popular balloon ride bases. Enjoy discovering these amazing landscapes while listening to the guide sharing his knowledge about the region. The total excursion time is 3 hours with a flight time of approximately 1 hour. This includes the balloon preparation and inflation, the flight, the traditional "toast des Aéronautes" at the landing and the return by vehicle to the starting point. Balloon flights take place at sunrise or sunset when the winds are calm, and the air is cool and stable. Join this tour today for an unforgettable experience.   
  • Round-trip transfer from the meeting point to the launch site
  • Drinks at the landing site
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

The winery La Gourmandiere, 24 rue de Chenonceau, Francueil 37150

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Important information

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Balloon rides in the Loire Valley are scheduled every day in the morning and evening when the weather conditions are optimal, seven days of the week, including national holidays, from April to October
  • Please wear practical walking shoes and trousers
  • The flight can be enjoyed by everyone, there are no age or physical requirements
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 14 reviews

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Despite the heat (added to the flamethrower shots to heat the air in the balloon), the ride is very pleasant. We especially regretted that there were not 1 or 2 more castles. The flight time is relatively short (an hour) whereas we believed that a longer flight time allowed to see more. The preparation is long ....

August 13, 2020

The staff very professional. The trip excelent!!!

September 16, 2019


August 30, 2019

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