Château du Lude in a hot air balloon
Fly over South Sarthe, a region of true charm: "the Loire Valley", with its lush green riverbanks, its pretty little villages, its Châteaux…
We’ll meet you at Château du Lude or the lake in Marçon* at sunrise or sunset, the best times of the day, when the weather is at its calmest!
You’ll share 3 hours of adventure with our team:
You’ll be there when the hot-air balloon is inflated, and enjoy the thrill of seeing the envelope unfold and take shape.
A flight borne on the wind, providing the most beautiful panoramic views over the Loire Valley.
After landing, you’ll help fold up the balloon, a truly convivial experience.
And then, to help you regain your composure, your pilot will offer you a steadying glass of Champagne
You’ll return to your departure point by 4-wheel drive.
+ Château de Lude
The first of the Loire Châteaux coming from the north. Le Lude, a historic Château, an inhabited, living residence.
Midway between Tours and Le Mans, at the gateway to Anjou, the Chateau du Lude and its gardens are on the great Loire Châteaux itinerary. High in the air, this flight will enable you to discover one of the few great Châteaux that is still inhabited, the object of all the care lavished on it by a family that has occupied it for the last 260 years.
+ The lake in Marçon
One of Sarthe’s most beautiful watersports centres, located in the south of the département near La Chartre-sur-le-Loir!
+ Sarthe, nature destination
Discover Sarthe in all its diversity:
Sports destination: The city of Le Mans is famous for its motor sports and its famous 24H du Mans, perfect for thrill seekers.
Nature destination: Recharge your batteries in Bercé National Forest or the Mancelles Alps, explore the magnificent La Flèche zoo with your family...take to the skies and discover Sarthe in a hot-air balloon! Heritage destination: Whisking you off in discovery of Sarthe’s heritage: L’Epau Abbey, Château du Lude, etc.
+ Practical information for your Sarthe hot-air balloon flight
- The meeting place for your maiden hot-air balloon fight in Sarthe is Château du Lude or the Marçon leisure centre, where our team will take you in hand.
If you choose Marçon as your departure point for your maiden hot-air balloon flight in the south of Sarthe, you’ll be flying over the Loire Valley.
The hot-air balloon flight over Château du Lude, only possible from there
The meeting place is indicated on the flight schedule.
- Number of passengers on board: maximum 12 people
- Weather: the activity is weather dependent, your flight may be postponed if conditions are unfavourable. You will be informed by SMS a maximum of half a day beforehand
- Public: Hot-air balloon rides require good physical condition. You cannot fly if you have a serious medical condition or have just had surgery. We are not in a position to judge your physical condition, so we advise you to ask your doctor for advice if you have any doubts. We do not accept pregnant women or people with lower-limb prostheses. Children are accepted from 6 years old as long as they are over 1m20 tall
- Clothing: Wear comfortable clothes, closed-toe shoes and headwear
- Registration: Upon arrival, present your boarding pass and ID to our pilot in order to check in
After your hot-air balloon flight, you will receive an email requesting feedback on our services along with your flight certificate
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+ Privatize your balloon
Enjoy quality time with your loved ones by privatizing your hot-air balloon:
- With a capacity of 4, 8 or 12 passenger seats
- Choose your flight date (flights possible all year round)
- Take off from the location of your choice: hotel, home, Château, etc.
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+ Terms and Conditions of sale, postponement and cancellation
- Payment terms:
Full payment is requested at the time of order (by credit card or holiday vouchers)
You can pay in 2 instalments at no extra charge, by credit card via our secure platform
- Extended Validity Option:
If you would like to extend the validity of your ticket, choose the and get an additional year in which to make your flight
- Deferral and cancellation option:
You can subscribe to acancellation option when ordering or booking a date, enabling you to postpone your flight or be reimbursed in case of definitive cancellation on your part (see terms and conditions)
Book your flight: two possible options
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