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Reach for the sky with the Montgolfiades of Saint-Émilion


Get ready for a trip out of time in a balloon carried at the speed of the wind ...   



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, President of the Tourist Office of the Grand Saint-Émilionnais, 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...







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