The International Montgolfiades

A unique event in the Pays du Mont-Blanc on the weekend of 13 and 14 January 2018!


PRAZ-SUR-ARLY has become famous for its hot air balloon flights.

About 20 hot air balloons with French, Belgian and Swiss pilots will be present at the 28th Montgolfiades in Praz sur Arly.

On the programme:

4 long distance flights during the weekend.

2 free fixed-line flights open to all.

2 days’ of entertainment with the mini-hot air balloons from the Lilliput Balloon Club of Reims, family workshops for making balloons, kites and gliders.

 


Saturday, 13 January 2018


>9.00 BRIEFING, PREPARATION AND TAKE-OFF OF THE HOT AIR BALLOONS

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS: making of illuminated hot air balloons with the Ballons Pirates Company. Belles Leisure Park or Salle de la Montagne in the village.

>10.30 DEMONSTRATION OF RADIO-OPERATED MINI HOT AIR BALLOONS

With the Lilliput Balloon Club of Reims.

>14.00 BRIEFING, PREPARATION AND TAKE-OFF OF HOT AIR BALLOONS

Flight or initiation flight – 14.30 to 16.30

>CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS: making of illuminated hot air balloons with the Ballons Pirates Company. Belles Leisure Park or Salle de la Montagne in the village.

>15.00 FIXED-LINE HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHT

Inscriptions on the spot (reception chalet) – free.

DEMONSTRATION OF RADIO-OPERATED MINI HOT AIR BALLOONS with the Lilliput Balloon Club.

The Club House (reception chalet at the Belles Leisure Park) will be open, offering drinks, snacks and children’s games.

 


Sunday, 14 January 2018


>9.00 BRIEFING, PREPARATION AND TAKE-OFF OF THE HOT AIR BALLOONS

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP: making of illuminated hot air balloons with the Ballons Pirates Company. Belles Leisure Park or Salle de la Montagne in the village.

>10.30 DEMONSTRATION OF RADIO-OPERATED MINI HOT AIR BALLOONS

With the Lilliput Balloon Club of Reims.

>14.00 BRIEFING, PREPARATION AND TAKE-OFF OF HOT AIR BALLOONS

Flight or initiation flight – 14.30 to 16.30

>CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP: making of illuminated hot air balloons with the Ballons Pirates Company. Belles Leisure Park or Salle de la Montagne in the village.

>15.00 FIXED-LINE HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHT

Inscriptions on the spot (reception chalet) – free.

DEMONSTRATION OF RADIO-OPERATED MINI HOT AIR BALLOONS with the Lilliput Balloon Club.

>16.00 Snack offered by ST MICHEL Biscuits.

The Barabelles Club House (reception chalet at the Belles Leisure Park) will be open, offering drinks, snacks and children’s games.

>18.00 WELCOME DRINK – Church Square.

Presentation of the week’s programme of entertainment and activities with a “Hot Green” (Chartreuse), hot chocolate or mulled wine offered by the Union of Economic Partners of Praz sur Arly.

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The Pilots and Crew Members


Alain PARIS Flight Director
Bastien LE FRANCOIS Deputy Flight Director
Gérard ISSARTEL PRAZ SUR ARLY MONTGOLFIERE
Benoît OSCAR ALPES MONTGOLFIERE
Christian POUPINAIS ALPES MONTGOLFIERE
Gérard COLIN ONYX INFORMATIQUE-VILLE DE YUTZ
Sébastien REY BALLON SEB
Janine MAIROT ARLEQUIN
Brigitte et Bernard DE COLIGNY MARELAU 2
Christophe/Benoît TILLY/LOUYOT VILLE DE METZ
Jean-Philippe ODOUARD CERISE
Didier COCCO REGION AUVERGNE RHONE ALPES
Gilles ROULET AIR AGENCE IMMOBILIERE RENAUD
Patrick POUSSARDIN PRIMAGAZ
Constant ZUIN AIRSHOW
Guy CINQUIN MERCUREY
Gauthier HAYT PRINCESSE CLAIRE DE BELGIQUE
Michel BONNET EURE
Charles GOURMET BELGIUM BALLON
Alexis BEJAT PETIT PRINCE

 


Our Partners


 

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Why a hot air balloon meeting in Praz-sur-Arly?

In 1990, professional air meeting organizers came to Praz and discovered a large flat area devoid of any construction at the entrance of the village. For them it was the ideal spot for hot air balloons to take off. A year later, the first meeting took place with 12 balloons registered for the event. As of the following year the staff of the Tourist Office organized the event themselves.

 

In the last 27 years, we have had many well-known Flight Directors for this event: Guy Garcia, Daniel Dupuis known as “Papy”, Alain Paris and Jo Roulet.

"THE" place for hot air ballooning in the mountains in France

With its ideal aerological conditions, in just a few years the resort of Praz-sur-Arly has become THE place for hot air ballooning in the mountains in France.

 

Hot air balloon flights are possible year-round, thanks to the Alpes Montgolfière team.

 

But, for one weekend in January, a real ballooning festival awaits you in our little village.

54 Route du Val d'Arly, 74120 Praz-sur-Arly, Haute-Savoie, France Open Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 12:00 pm and from 14:00 to 17:30