- One of the most popular places in France for a balloon trip
- Admire the iconic Châteaux of the Loire from above
If there’s one essential you must remember for this gift experience in France, it’s your
camera. You can expect to be glued to the viewfinder as you travel gently through the sky
above one of France’s most iconic and spectacular landscapes - the Loire Valley. Known as
the ‘Garden of France’ for its fertile fields, vineyards and orchards, the valley is a UNESCO
World Heritage Site. It is also dotted with over 300 châteaux, many of which are magnificent
examples of architecture.
You’ll drift gently over the scenery, with a skilled pilot at the controls, as you join the ranks
of the ‘Aeronauts’. The Loire Valley is, of course, among the best-known wine regions in the
world, let alone France, and you may see people already at work among the vines in the
early morning, or maintaining the grounds of the fairy castle-like châteaux. After an hour of
sky-sailing, you’ll come to a gentle landing where you’ll be met with a complimentary glass
of champagne, before taking part in a traditional diploma ceremony. A wonderfully
romantic and peaceful way to see this spectacular part of France.