Hot air balloon flight in Provence


10 March 2021  |  Holidays, Tourism, Transport

Hot air balloon flights in Provence

Treat yourself to Provence seen from the sky in a hot air balloon. More than a trip, feel the soul of an adventurer during the time of Jules Vernes.

The Montgolfièr brothers

Joseph-Michel and Jacques Etienne Montgolfier are the first inventors in France in 1782 of the first aerostat (an apparatus which is maintained in the atmosphere due to gas being lighter than air).

In 1783, a flight was organized in Versailles for King Louis XIV. On board the airship, a rooster, a sheep and a duck climbed to 480m of altitude.

The first human flight took place a few months later.

Five weeks in a balloon

The famous book by Jules Verne! This was his first novel and dates from 1863. It recounts the adventures of an inventor, Doctor Samuel Ferguson, who goes with two friends to explore parts of Africa, from Zanzibar to the Nile in a balloon.

Provence in a hot air balloon

Are you spending your holidays in Provence? A hot air balloon flight is an experience that will leave you with unforgettable memories.

The hot air balloon base is situated near the pretty village of Forcalquier, in the Alpes-de-Hautes-Provence department.

We fly over Forcalquier and the surrounding hilltop villages. And the magnificent lavender fields! They are in bloom from mid-June to mid-July.

Allow 3 hours which includes the preparations, take-off, flight, landing and toast of the balloonists.

Hot air balloon flights take place in the morning.

Hot air balloon flights take place from April to October.

Hot air balloon flight in Provence


Hot air balloon flight in Provence


A group or a private basket flight

You can take a seat in a basket with a small group.

But you also have the possibility of taking a private flight and renting it for 2 people or up to 8 people.

For more information, visit the France Balloons website:,haute-provence.php

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Virginie Erre

After gaining a Masters Degree from the Panthéon Sorbonne, I worked as a real-estate agent for luxury properties and now am a manager with Pure France high quality holiday rentals. I am also a yoga instructor.

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