Fontainebleau Hot-Air Balloon Ride

Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours in Roussillon

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Tour description provided by Viator

Fly above the Fontainebleau Forest on a hot-air balloon ride that provides aerial views of the French countryside outside of Paris. During a morning or evening flight, look down on rivers, villages, and the vast forest, which was once the hunting ground of French kings, home to wild boar, deer, and pheasant. The ride takes place either just after sunrise or at the end of the day, when winds are calm and the air is cool and stable. The total adventure is about three hours, including balloon inflation, a 1-hour flight, a traditional toast upon landing, and return to the start point. When booking, you have the option to upgrade to a private tour for just two passengers and a pilot in the basket.
Your hot-air balloon experience takes place in Fontainebleau, a town about 45 minutes outside of Paris, home to the Château de Fontainebleau. You'll start with balloon preparation and inflation, watching as it rises into the air. Then hop aboard the basket and take off on your 1-hour flight, admire views of town, the castle, and the forest. When you land, enjoy a glass of Champagne for the traditional toast des aéronautes, and then return by vehicle to the starting point.Please note: When booking, please specify if you prefer the morning or evening tour, or you may contact the local operator after booking.

What’s included

  • Glass of Champagne
  • Light refreshments
  • Driver/pilot
  • Live commentary on board
  • Round-trip shared transfer

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Paris


  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Qualified and professional pilot
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point