Tuesday, January 16, 2007



They reckon there different! Sounds like a fun place to balloon.

Holidaymakers travelling to Geneva this spring might want to check out the Geneva Hot Air Balloon Fiesta between March 23rd and 25th.

This spectacular event, also known as Montgolfiades, sees eager crowds gaze upon dozens of colourful hot air balloons as they take to the skies above Geneva.

Visitors to the Swiss capital will be able to wander around the city and take in the city's numerous attractions against a backdrop of more than 30 massive balloons hovering high above.

This year's event is set to be extra special as for the first time all of the balloons will take off from various spots around the city at the same time, making for a truly jaw-dropping sight.

Travellers should make the most of these three days, as the event only takes place once every two years.

However, visitors who find themselves developing a passion for the balloons can make their way to similar events across Europe all year round, with some of the biggest taking place in Chateau-d'Oex, Switzerland and Rocamadour in France.

For more information, take a look at the Geneva Tourism website.

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