Every year, the Rassemblement de Montgolfières (gathering of hot air
balloons) brings balloonists from all over the world to partake in a
three-day ballooning celebration in Le Puy-en-Velay (in central France in
Auvergne) during the Armistice holiday.
Le Puy en Velay, is a perfect venue with ideal conditions for ballooning and
is world renowned for its picturesque volcanic rocks. The 40 or so
balloonists gather for this non-competitive event but everyone is invited as
spectators. You can watch the colorful puffy balloons while sipping local
wines and sampling the yummy cheeses that makes France France.
Hot Air Balloon Festival
November 10-12, 2006
Le Puy-en-Velay, France
For more information contact Jean-Marc Guerain
Telephone: 33) 04 71 02 73 18 or 33) 04 71 09 38 41 (Le Puy en Velay Tourist