- 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.