Soar over the Southern Alps…

in a hot air balloon!

Magnificent flora and fauna offer up wild and free landscapes that thrive throughout the year in the four corners of the Southern Alps. To make the most of the breathtaking views, climb aboard a hot air balloon and get ready for a 360° experience!

Published on 6 April 2020

Follow the course of the Drac river

Glide over the curves of Champsaur Valley

The Drac high valley, better known as Champsaur valley, offers a mesmerizing playground for lovers of the great outdoors. Just 20 kilometres to the North-East of Gap , enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Hautes-Alpes. If you’re already familiar with the mountains, a hot air balloon ride is a great way to get a new angle on things – and you’ll see the area is just as beautiful whichever way you look at it! Climb aboard between Orcières and Pont-du-Fossé: the balloon is inflated thanks to a hot air fan and takes to the air over the Drac river, playing with the high peaks of the Écrins mountain range. You can opt for a range of packages including a maiden flight offering 360° vistas over Champsaur valley or exclusive duo package for a romantic moment for two. And to wind up your adventure in style, Hautes Alpes Montgolfière pampers its guests with a country breakfast…

Take to the air in Serre-Ponçon

Choose your lake experience: at the helm or in chill mode

B²O Montgolfière hosts exhilarating hot air balloon flights over Serre-Ponçon lake – a one-of-a-kind perspective on France’s largest reservoir you won’t forget in a hurry. If you fancy taking the helm of a resolutely-different kind of toy you can even opt to be captain. As the sun rises, it’s time for a final weather check before take-off: clear skies and a few puffy clouds playing with the sunlight offer ideal conditions for discovering Serre-Ponçon lake and its thousand and one shades of blue seen from the sky. A team of qualified pilots accompanies your adventure – some have been flying since they were children -, guaranteeing the best possible flight conditions and a unique, bespoke airborne experience.

Get up close and personal with the sunny peaks

Gap Tallard airfield: ready for the big jump!

Famed worldwide, Gap Tallard airfield is the perfect pick for a flight over the Alpine mountainscapes. Located just 1¼ hours from Aix-en-Provence, the airfield’s gentle, sunny climate promises to be on course too – the Southern Alps enjoys an impressive 330 days of Mediterranean sunshine a year! Fervent flyers benefit from a range of options, including a romantic flight for two over the valley or an unforgettable team adventure with friends. Savour the gentle and serene pleasures of hot air ballooning as you relax and contemplate the view – a genuinely magical moment in the masterful hands of professional pilots!


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Floating between clouds, valleys and forts

Ready for take-off? Briançon here we come!

Discover the Hautes-Alpes area in a hot air balloon and enjoy a unique angle on the Briançon area and its mountains courtesy of Airplus Montgolfière in Briançon. Soar over the stunning and protected Névache valley before meeting up with the Durance river. As you continue your flight, the valleys around Serre-Chevalier ease into view, suddenly seeming so small… A gripping sight. How about a hot air balloon ride for two? There’s no better place to declare your undying love or even get down on one knee. The heritage flight is also a real must-do and includes a guided tour of Briançon’s famous fort from the sky – perfect for revising your French classics and gaining a closer insight into the architectural secrets of Napoleon’s military engineer, the extraordinary Vauban.