Friday, September 13, 2013

Up, up, and away - le décollage de la montgolfière

We have seven friends from the States visiting us this week and one brave soul decided to take a hot air balloon ride over the châteaux.  As a result, I got to see the launching up close.  Below is a series of shots showing the balloon and its basket being unloaded and then the balloon being inflated, first with two large fans and then with the burners.  It's a fascinating and exciting process.


  1. I tried it once. Never again unless I have to escape!

    1. Our friend's ride went without problems and she really enjoyed it. But it's not for everyone!