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Les Montgolfiades de Chalon-sur-Saône 2023

A spectacular ballooning event taking place on Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day in rural Bourgogne


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Les Montgolfiades de Chalon-sur-Saône is an annual hot air balloon festival held in Chalon-sur-Saône in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in eastern France. For over 30 years, the festival has been taking place on the beautiful Chalonnaise Coast in late June, around Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day.

During two days, Montgolfiades de Chalon-sur-Saône offers free entertainment on Prairie Saint Nicolas. The public can enjoy mass ascensions of dozens of hot air balloons, tethered balloon rides, mini hot air balloons. aerobatics, parachutists, microlights, and much more. The festive atmosphere of the festival, as well as family-friendly fun activities and sports competitions, attract thousands of visitors. Live music is also offered in the evenings. The festival usually concludes with a picnic from the bag and fireworks at 10:30 pm on the last day.

In addition to hot air balloon rides, visitors can indulge in wine tastings, exhibitions, demonstrations, shows, and much more. Bourgogne is famous for its wines, from Chablis to Mâcon, and the region's winemakers showcase their masterpieces at the hot air balloon festival.

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