Friday, August 16, 2013

high season for the montgolfières

In France, hot air balloons are known as montgolfières, named so for the brothers Montgolfièr who invented them in 1782.  The tourist businesses that fly them in and around Amboise are in full swing during this peak tourist season.  Balloons are generally launched in the early morning or late afternoon, weather permitting of course.  Here I caught one flying directly over the town at a pretty low level.  They must have gotten some great photos of the château.   Ahhhh, some day.

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