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L'Office de Tourisme du Pays de Ste-Maure de Touraine
Les Passerelles - 77 avenue Général de Gaulle - 37800 Sainte-Maure de Touraine
Phone number. : (0033)2 47 65 66 20 / fax : (0033)2 47 34 04 28
Opening : from january till june and september till december, from monday till friday, from 9:30 am to 12 am and from 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm - july and august : everyday from 9:30 am to 12:30 am and 2 pm to 6 pm
Communauté de Communes de Sainte Maure de Touraine
Air Tourism

Air balloon flight

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 …

From march the 1st to october the 31th. The flights in balloon take place every day, according to the conditions meteo.  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.
Rates : the flight from monday to friday : €179 - the flight included the week-end : €199

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

France Montgolfière

The flight in hot-air balloon in Val de Loire and Cher Valley is a real air historic journey: castles, manor houses, abbeys around the Loire, the last one savage river of France.
Which sensation of immense pleasure that to rise above one of the wonderful castles of the Region or to stroll over the top of trees.

The flights in hot-air balloon in Val de Loire are planned every day early in the morning and late in the afternoon when the weather conditions are optimal.

Two sites of flight in Val de Loire: Chenonceaux and amboise

Activity flights in Hot-air balloons from the beginning of April at the end of October. Rise or sunset.

158€ child, 191€ adult during week, 217€ week or weekend, 399€ 2 adults

Contact :
France Montgolfiere
4 bis rue de Saussis
21140 Semur en Auxois
Tel : 03 80 97 38 61                                               


Glider flight

Touraine Planeur

Come to discover the gliding with an instructor or with a federal pilot organizer.
Touraine Glider is the only club of gliding in Indre-et-Loire; it is one of the most important clubs of the region Centre-Val de Loire.

►Discovered with Winch
For amateur of sensations, spectacular take-off with the winch for a flight from 5 to 10 min, only the weekend in the morning
Rate: 30€

►Flight of initiation
A flight of about 30min to discover the sensations of the flight in glider
Rate: 95€

►Discovery day
A day to take off and take advantage of the pleasure of your first flight. Supervised by a federal pilot, you will attend and will participate: presentation of the club and the activity, briefing, session of flight in simulator, lunch (plan the picnic), a flight of about one hour.
Rate: 160€

Open all year long, flights according to the weather report
Less 10 % for the groups of more than 10 people.

Do not miss the cup of hundred castles: from July 20th till August 6th, 2016, the pilot of the glider has to go without engine to overfly and to photograph castles of the Loire appearing on a list !

Aerodrome of Tours(Ballots,Towers) - Louroux 37240 Louroux
Phone: 02 47 65 42 44 / 06 43 04 56 69
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