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Montgolfiades de Saint-Émilion

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The Montgolfiades de Saint-Émilion are back for another edition from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th October 2021!

 

The success of this event is growing, thanks to the spectacle offered by the grouped flight of 18 hot-air balloons, to the generally favourable weather in October, and to the activities for young and old that accompany the flights.

 

Would you like to be part of this incredible event by booking a flight? A few places are still available.

To reserve your seats, you should go to the Parc Guadet (in Saint-Emilion) from Thursday 14 October in the afternoon (precise time not communicated by the organiser). Important: health pass required to participate in the flights.
 

4 flight slots are open to the general public: 

  • Friday 15 October - evening flight (meeting point for the briefing at 4:00pm)
  • Saturday 16 October - morning flight (briefing at 7:00am)
  • Saturday 16 October - evening flight (meet for briefing at 4:00pm)
  • Sunday 17 October - morning flight (briefing at 7:00am)
  • Sunday 17 October - evening flight (meet for briefing at 4:00pm)

Please note: allow 3 hours for the whole event.


Hot air balloon take-off

The balloons' take-off places are decided 15 to 30 minutes before the beginning of the flights according to the weather (especially the wind direction).

These places cannot be communicated to you in advance and will be announced a few minutes before the departure on the Facebook page of the event. See here >

 

 

Important safety information: 

  • Children are allowed on board from the age of 10 (or if they are over 1.30 m tall), accompanied by a responsible adult up to the age of 15. Minors must have written permission.
  • Pregnant women are not allowed to fly for their own safety. If you have any doubts about your health, please ask us for the self-assessment form, or contact your doctor.
  • Pets are not allowed on board.
  • Clothing: arms and legs covered, even in hot weather. Natural fibre clothing and headgear, long hair tied back. Wear closed sports shoes. Passengers who do not comply with these instructions may be refused access to the aircraft without refund.
  • Take-off time depends on sunrise/sunset. It is essential that passengers arrive at the meeting time indicated on their ticket. A delay of more than 15 minutes will result in cancellation of the flight without refund.
  • Only the pilot in command is entitled to assess the weather conditions and the feasibility of the flight.

 

 

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM 11:00 AM TO 5:00 PM (WITHOUT INTERRUPTION)

 

 

In the Parc Guadet


Pirate balloons:

Mini balloon creation workshop with families and exhibition of 2 balloons of 2 meters to decorate the GUADET space. 
Saturday and Sunday from 11am and all day until the balloons take off at 5pm.
Parents/children workshop accessible to young children (with and under the responsibility of parents) in groups of 15 people. No reservation required. Free of charge.
Sanitary pass required 

 

At Château Soutard

 

Arcs En Ciel 81 (Cervolist):
Kite making workshop with children. 
Loan of kites for initiation/discovery 
Wind garden (decoration of the space with windsocks, wind objects...)
Saturday and Sunday from 11am and all day until the balloons take off at 5pm
Accessible to young children (with and under the responsibility of parents) in groups of 15 people.
Duration: about 5 min/child.
5€ for the making of a kite.
3€ for the making of a "wind stick" (for younger children).
No reservation required.

 

Aeromodel Club of Blasimon:
Aeromodelling demonstrations and ground display of larger aircraft.
Saturday and Sunday from 11am and all day long until the hot-air balloons take off at 5pm (depending on the weather conditions). Free of charge.

 

 

 

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