Hot air balloon flight
Try before you die, in a quiet way
Quite a happening that you can experience a good hour before sunset or right after sunrise from April until the end of October. The rest of the day the risk of large thermics is too big. Apparently people with fear of heights do not suffer those when flying in a hot air balloon since there is no direct connection with the ground.
Brigitte Favre of Montgolfière 33 had three different areas for take off depending the direction of the wind (in view of the landing). At her home at less than a mile from camping La Motte, at the Safari Park Haute-Saintonge (10miles) or the airfield at Chalais (10miles).
Below several pictures of the preparations, the flight and after the landing that were taken during some flights in the summer of 2014. Brigitte retired at the end of 2016. Flights are still possible with an association in Jonzac (25 miles), but they depend on volunteers.