During your stay in our luxury hotel in Paris 8 it is worth to go for a trip with a hot air balloon. There are many different tours to choose from and Paris has a history with hot air balloons.
The first hot air balloon that was carrying living things was sent up in 1783 in Versailles while Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette watched. The living things were a sheep, rooster and duck. The first trip including a human was taken in the same year from the largest public park in Paris, the Bois de Boulogne. So, for your first trip on a hot air balloon, Paris is the best place to be. After the success of this trip, hot air ballooning became a famous way of entertainment for the royals and the upper-class folk who could afford it. Nowadays it is still a perfect way to discover Paris and the nature around it.
There are many different tours possible with hot air balloons, but the Ballon de Paris Generali is the most famous. It is the biggest hot air balloon in the world, and it gives a unique bird’s eye view of Paris from an altitude of 150 meter. It is a perfect way to discover Paris. Flights are depending on the weather conditions. Also, the prices are affordable, for an adult you pay 15 euro and for children 8 euro. It is located in a small public park on the Left Bank of the Seine in the 15th arrondissement.
Another option is to take a trip with Aerfun Balloons in the surroundings of Paris. During this trip you can enjoy the beautiful nature, castles and villages. The costs are 220 euro a person and it needs to be booked in advance.
Also, there is a luxury trip from Viator Balloons that shows you the amazing landscapes and Fontainebleau Forest. Bring some binoculars to spot wildlife during the flight. This forest was known in history for its hunting grounds. During this luxury trip they serve Champagne and it is possible to book a full diner onboard. This trip will start from 300 euro a person and needs to be booked in advance. Both trips will only fly if the weather conditions are good enough. After this amazing experience to enjoy the beauty of Paris and its surroundings you can enjoy your stay in our 5 stars hotel in Paris 8.