Préparez votre séjour Organize your holiday
  Discover the Valleys of Vienna and Manse
  Come to discover the Country of Saint-Maure de Touraine through its pedestrian hiking trails.
  > All walks
Consultez l'agenda Consult the diary
Infos pratiques Infos pratiques
Liens utiles Liens utiles

L'Office de Tourisme du Pays de Ste-Maure de Touraine
Le château - 37800 Sainte-Maure de Touraine
Phone number. : (0033)2 47 65 66 20 / fax : (0033)2 47 34 04 28
Open every day of the year - except saturday, sunday and public holiday - from 9 am to 12 am and from 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm
Communauté de Communes de Sainte Maure de Touraine
Air Tourism
Touraine Terre d'Envol

There are numerous sites where you can fly in hot-air balloon, but a flight in the Loire Valley, Valley of the Kings of France is one of 10 inescapable things to be made in this magnificent country.

Approved Public Passenger transport, we fly in hot-air balloon in Touraine since 2004, that is why we know perfectly the region. We offer you the biggest variety of sites of flight * to make you discover the beauty of castles and landscapes of the Val de Loire.

You will savor your flight in balloon over one of the most magnificent castles: Amboise, Azay-le-Rideau, Chenonceau, Chinon, Montbazon, Richelieu, Saumur, Villandry … All these sites are inseparable of the History of France and its Kings; these names evoke the history of Joan of Arc, Léonard de Vinci, the events of the Middle Ages and the prodigious period the Renaissance …

The flights in balloon take place every day, according to the conditions meteo. The best period to fly extends from April till October. However, we also fly in Winter. The flight in hot-air balloon takes place generally early in the morning (6 hours at 9 am in the morning) and late in the evening (5 pm to 8 pm). The flight lasts approximately 1 hour, but count approximately 3 at 4 hours all in all for the service. After the flight, you will be "baptized" according to the aerostatic tradition, you will receive your name and your title of Baptism, as well as your Certificate of First Flight. Then your pilot will lead you up to the site of takeoff  by 4x4.

The price includes a flight of approximately 1 hour duration, "baptizing" ceremony, Certificate of First Flight, wine, passenger insurance  and transportation back to a hotel or a meeting place.

At your service : hot-air balloons for 4, 6, 7, 8 or 10 passengers. Compulsory reservation by telephone in 00 33 6 20 55 40 70 or by email

* The exact take off place depends on the certain weather conditions

Compulsory reservation by telephone in +33 (0)6 20 55 40 70 or by email

Member in the tourist office

Tickets on sale in the tourist office of the Country of Sainte-Maure de Touraine
How to get Weather Map site Contact Legal Notices Download