Gaining height, in silence and in the air, it's an unforgettable experience that you can enjoy in the Dordogne, with family or as a couple! You admire the beauty of this region of France by discovering the castles of Castelnaud, Beynac or Hautefort, the village of Eyzies, Bugue or Limeuil during a flight at sunrise or sunset... A dream that we offer you to enjoy live during your next stay with us, in the Périgord Noir. And why not offer this gift to your loved ones? It’s one of travelers’ favorite activities.

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How is a hot air balloon flight organized in the Vézère valley, in Dordogne?

These hot air balloon flights to discover the beauties of Périgord require a little organization. But the teams on board the balloon and on land are keen to reveal to you all the gems of our valley, during of a baptism flightEg.

The weather to get in the air above the Vézère valley 

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So that this balloon and its basket rise into the air, precise climatic conditions are required.


Indeed, flights hot air balloons cannot take place if there is, for example, a wind greater than 20 km/h. You should know that the speed on the ground and in the air is not the same: it is your pilot who will make the decision to maintain the flight in a hot air balloon or postpone it to a later day. The hot air balloon team validates the location and time of the flight, 24 to 48 hours before departure.

What to wear for a hot air balloon flight in the Vézère valley?

Even if you are just flying, it is necessary to wear good shoes aboard the hot air balloon: forget heeled shoes or bare feet, opt instead for hiking boots ou of tennis. The reason ? You go land in a meadow ou a field but rarely on a golf course! This activity is an experiment, which in our opinion, you will not forget. But rest assured, all safety conditions are respected.

No draft during flight since you follow the wind but a sweater see a coat at the time of landing or preparation may be necessary, especially when it is early in the morning. On the other hand, in the nacelle, the burners serve as heating.

One last thing to know: you don't have no need for a parachute during your flight! 

What sites in the Dordogne can you admire from the hot air balloon?

Throughout the duration of the flight, depending on the direction of the wind, you will be able to see in the distance Sarlat ou the villages of the Vézère valley. But do you know that Milandes castle is one of starting points of trips in a hot air balloon? A good way to visit this unique place.

The Dordogne castle valley

You will have the chance to contemplate the wonders of the Vézère valley in Dordogne and in particular its emblematic monuments, aboard a hot air balloon. Commarque Castle which has the castle of Losse ou the Monrecour castle, near Roque-Gageac! 

The gardens of Marqueyssac

What a pleasure to gaze from the sky also the gardens of Marqueyssac during a balloon flight. In our opinion, it is such an original experience and activity for admire these gardens from Périgord, from the top !

Breathtaking landscapes of Périgord Noir

Beyond the castles, this baptism is also an opportunity for passengers to admire the valleys, the perched villages of this little piece of New Aquitaine. There is no doubt that as you gain altitude, you will be amazed by the beauty of the Dordogne and the Vézère valley.

The different categories of hot air balloon flights in the Vézère valley in Dordogne

You want to contemplate the castles which has the landscapes of Périgord ? There is only one question left to ask yourself: which flight do you want to book? 

These trips in the air can be offered in duo with your lover above the Commarque website.

You can also prefer that the basket is more spacious and reserve it for your family and loved ones a private flight. The pilot is there to inform you about the different landscapes and castles that you fly over but can also be more discreet and let you drift into daydreams...

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