Uncommon: a hot-air balloon in the heart of Paris

Published by Rizhlaine F. · Published on 18 August 2020 at 14h50 · Updated on 5 November 2020 at 10h21
Fancying a vertiginous and uncommon viewpoint on Paris? How about getting aboard a hot-air balloon in the heart of Paris? Head to the Parc André-Citroën where a gigantic balloon invites you to go up in the air.

You thought you have seen it all? And yet, Paris can still surprise you. For instance, have you ever thought of getting aboard a giant hot-air balloon in the heart of the city? We bet you have not!

And yet, this is an experience that is nothing new. Since 1999, the heart of the Parc André Citroën in Paris 15th arrondissement has been housing the Ballon de Paris inviting you to go up in the air, above the City of Lights. When the weather allows it, you can rise up to 150 meters above the ground, which is half the size of the Eiffel Tower! Or to put it another way, the view is vertiginous and for good reason: this is the third highest viewpoint on the French capital.

By the way, the giant balloon can fit up to 30 people and is not here for the sole purpose of showing you this incredible panorama. This is also a tool to assess the air quality in Paris and enables to raise awareness about the dangers of pollution. Therefore, this is the world’s least polluting aircraft.

Careful though, the Ballon de Paris depends on the weather. For safety reason, flights can be cancelled out of the blue. So, if you are ready for it, just call +33 (0)1 44 26 20 00 the day of your visit to make sure you can fly.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
Starts 2 June 2020



    Rue de la Montagne de la Fage
    75015 Paris 15

    Moins de 3 ans: Free
    parisiens de moins de 12 ans sur justificatif: Free
    3 à 11 ans: 8 €
    Adulte: 15 €

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