About us

It is here in Burgundy that France Montgolfières Balloon Company was created more than 30 years ago. This wonderful area renowned for its gastronomic delights, its fine wines and chateaux, Burgundy gives every visitor a taste of the soul of France. We fly you over the celebrated vineyards of the wine area, the spectacular medieval hilltop town of Vezelay and the villages of the Parc du Morvan Nature Reserve.

Flying on average 7000 passengers a year from a range of locations, the fleet of balloons used are of the highest quality available today.

As well as flying people, France Montgolfières provides training and licences to would-be balloon pilots, designs and sells custom-made balloons, engages in special PR promotions and filming projects.
France Mongolfières is always interested in working on new and interesting projects.


your pilot

Fredéric Thevenot Carlos

1108 hours
Carlos started ballooning in the Portugese Army which makes him one of the few real "Aérostier" in the world. After leaving his regiment he started globe trotting flying balloons in Spain, France, Turkey and Kenya. He is the Burgundy base manager.