The course of the flight with meal on board the balloon
Preparation of the balloon
After confirming the flight, and having indicated all the details, we meet at the take-off base. The pilot is with you all along the preparation and takes pleasure in talking to you about the balloon and answering all your questions. He will then give you a short briefing on the operation of the balloon, the course of the flight and the safety position to adopt on landing.
The flight with dinner on board
Once the balloon has taken off, only the wind will decide the direction of our ride. You will then be able to defy the laws of weightlessness, gently, just by the breath of the burner. Soon enough, you will become aware of the total safety, the absence of vertigo and the lack of discomfort due to the altitude. You will be comfortably seated at a beautiful dinner table.
You will feel the touch of the trees, a few hundred metres away, and have plenty of time to discover the villages, the patchwork of fields and meadows, and the many unsuspected wonders on the ground. During your balloon ride, while enjoying your dinner, it will also be possible to catch a glimpse of the local wildlife activity by observing roe deer, hares and wild boars. It is not uncommon to share the sky with herons, buzzards and partridges.
You will enjoy a full dinner, prepared by the caterer Les Impériales, while admiring the breathtaking scenery. As everyone’s taste in food is different, you can choose between 3 menus: a classic menu, a vegetarian menu and a vegan menu. During the flight you enjoy dinner and champagne while watching the sunset: a unique moment.
It is time to land, the pilot defines a suitable field (a field, a path or a road) which is easy to access. After landing, it’s time to get in the car and return to the departure point, the take-off base, with a lot of memories!
When to fly in a hot-air balloon ?
To fly in a hot-air balloon in good conditions, ballooning can only be done with a maximum wind speed of 18 km/h, without precipitations or turbulences. The best time for a balloon flight is early in the morning (at sunrise) and at the end of the day (2 to 3 hours before sunset). We therefore take off a few hours before sunset to be able to admire it during the dinner on board.
Prices for a dinner on board a hot air balloon
The price of a flight with dinner on board a hot air balloon is 520 € per person and it can be done for a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 16 people.