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Montgolfiades de Saint-Emilion 2023 cancelled due to bad weather



The 2023 edition of the Montgolfiades de Saint-Emilion


will take place from the 20th to the 22nd of October !





The story of the Montgolfiades in Saint-Émilion

The idea of flying over Saint-Émilion in a balloon was born from a meeting between Guy-Petrus Lignac, owner of the Château Guadet, Grand Cru Classé in Saint Emilion, Joëlle Manuel, the Deputy Mayor, and Patricia Lamy, pilot and air events organiser.


Born in 2011 and successful for their first edition, the Montgolfiades have become one of the must-see events of the year. 

Every year since its first edition, 15 hot-air balloons gather during the third week-end of October to take off in Saint-Émilion, just after the grape harvest.

Activities for children and adults accompany these festive days such as workshops and demonstrations of kites and conferences.     



We are waiting for you to come to watch the balloon inflating show followed by the flight of 15 balloons dashing above the medieval city!

Be prepared for takeoff and fly over the village of Saint-Émilion and its hilly surroundings a few hundred meters high...



A multitude of activities will complete the programme of this weekend: model making and kite making workshop, photo exhibition, pirate balloons... and food trucks to eat! Other activities will be added between now and October.






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