THE « D » DAY at Annonay, Ardeche
Our France Montgolfières teams will meet you in the supermarket car park, opposite to the Parc de Déomas, rue Mathieu Duret in Annonay (07100).
Course of the experience :
- Meet for sunrise or sunset.
- You are transported to the flight site.
- You attend the installation of the hot air balloon and the pilot informs you of the safety instructions to be observed.
- You leave for an hour flight.
- On landing, you will enjoy the Toast des Aérostiers and the graduation ceremony from your pilot.
- After the envelope has been re-folded, we will take you back to the original meeting place. the original meeting place.
The experience lasts between 3 hours and 3 hours and a half.
Flights scheduled in the morning only at daybreak on weekends and public holidays, from April to the end of October / Every morning 7 days a week during school holidays.
Accomodation near Annonay, Ardeche
La Bonne Etoile in Beausemblant
Do you want an authentic stay where originality, comfort and softness are at the rendezvous? We invite you to take a break in our Estate in the heart of the Drôme des Collines. In the town of Beausemblant, 6 km from Saint Vallier, we offer original and unusual accommodation in gites, guest rooms, lodge tents and in our latest addition, the Woody cottage.
Au Hangar in Vernosc-Lès-Annonay
Hospitality pegged to the body… of the farm.
… Small agricultural farm which has been transformed over time.
The Hangar has been renovated into a “loft” with two guest rooms and the “SPAcieuse” suite.
Spa, sauna, terraces, calm, tranquility, discretion… are the ingredients to participate in your stay and your Well-Being.
Auberge du Lac in Saint-Marcel-Lès-Annonay
Charming 12-bedroom house with breathtaking views of the lake and the surrounding nature, less than an hour from Lyon, in the heart of the green Ardèche and the Côtes du Rhône vineyards.
At the gates of the Pilat Regional Park, the Auberge du Lac welcomes you between lake and mountain for a break, a dinner or a long stay in a warm and colorful atmosphere.
Near Annonay, birthplace of the Montgolfier brothers and the hot air balloon.
Rediscover the pleasure of a parenthesis for two…
Tourism Office of Annonay, Ardeche
Tourism Office of Annonay
Leisure Activities around Annonay, Ardeche
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Wine tastings and cellar visits
Are you visiting Annonay? Would you like to visit a cellar in Annonay and set off to discover the vines and wine around this town? Book a vineyard visit or other wine tourism activities in wine estates around Annonay.
The Mastrou, Ardèche historic steam train
Board the Mastrou, a historic steam train, and discover our entire line, from Tournon St Jean station to Lamastre. The railway is the only way to admire the wild landscapes of the Vallée du Doux, a river that it ascends for 28 kilometers by crossing bridges, viaducts and tunnels. From the Gorges du Doux to the Ardèche plateau, crossing orchards and chestnut groves, you will not miss anything of the green Ardèche!
Halfway through, a 15-minute stop allows the steam locomotive to refuel and at the terminus, the 44-tonne machine is returned by force of arms to the swing bridge.
The Palais Idéal of Facteur Cheval
“1879-1912: 10,000 days, 93,000 hours, 33 years of trials” Joseph Ferdinand Cheval
April 1879. Ferdinand Cheval, a 43-year-old postman, bumps into a stone so bizarre during his rounds that it awakens a dream. Self-taught, he will devote 33 years of his life to building alone, a dream palace in his vegetable garden, inspired by nature.
Traveling about thirty kilometers every day for his rounds in the countryside, he will pick up stones, helped by his faithful wheelbarrow. He inscribed on his monument “work of one man”. His dream palace was completed in 1912.
In the heart of a lush garden, he imagines an imaginary palace, populated by an incredible bestiary – octopus, deer, caiman, elephant, pelican, bear, birds… But also giants, fairies, mythological characters or even waterfalls , architectures from all continents. An architectural work as unclassifiable as it is universal.
Unique in the world, the Ideal Palace has inspired artists for more than a century. Independent of any artistic trend, built without any rules of architecture, the Ideal Palace was admired by the surrealists. It was classified in 1969 as a Historic Monument by André Malraux, then Minister of Culture, under the title of naive art.
The City of Chocolate
Installed on the historic site of the Chocolaterie Valrhona, the Cité unveils the backstage of Grand Chocolat to the general public and to professionals. During a gourmet and surprising stroll in the heart of the city, you will discover all the secrets of chocolate making and the range of know-how of Valrhona and its customers. Gourmets and gourmets, amateurs or professionals, come and live a magical experience with this exceptional ingredient that is chocolate! From cocoa beans to the creations of great chefs, come explore, smell and taste chocolate in all its forms…
Canson & Montgolfier Paper and Stationery Museum
In the birthplace of the Montgolfier brothers, in the heart of the Manufacture royale, the Canson and Montgolfier paper mills museum brings paper mills from the 17th century to the present day to life. It is the magic of the leaf that we see being made in the ancient vat, the sound of the machines coming to life…
This museum is the only one in the world to present a real size paper machine in motion.
The museum is also about the history of paper, the marvelous calculations of the Montgolfiers, the inventions of the Cansons, the paternalistic organization and… attentive guides to meet the expectations of visitors.
The Chauvet 2 Cave
Chauvet 2 cave, successful restitution, guaranteed thrill, guaranteed emotion!
Unique in the world, this site offers you a moving approach to the decorated cave of Pont-d’Arc, known as the Chauvet cave, through a restitution of ancient parietal paintings more than 36,000 years old. The largest cave replica in the world, the Grotte Chauvet 2 extends over 3,500 square meters its true-to-life facsimile for maximum immersion in Ardèche prehistory.
Let yourself be guided during the visit and discover the way of life of our Paleolithic ancestors. To become knowledgeable on the subject, the site also offers a visit to the Aurignacian gallery, a fun museum space, as well as activities for all audiences during school holidays and weekends. Spread over twelve hectares of a forest of holm oaks typical of southern Ardèche, the site is open all year round.
Still museum, Jean Gauthier distillery
A must-see tourist spot. You are invited to the antechamber of the Jean Gauthier distillery to discover the still museum. Through a lively museography, with very realistic reconstructions, you relive the epic of the itinerant boilers, traveling the countryside with their copper pipe machines and discovering the magic of the flavors drawn from the heart of the fruit. The visit ends, as it should, with a free tasting of the products of this house.
Via Fluvia, the Ardèche by bike
A link between the Loire and the Rhône, Via Fluvia is a cycle route laid out on an old railway line. Between the volcanoes of Velay and Ardèche, this cycle route offers a collection of atmospheres. In the heart of unspoiled nature, you slalom between the “Sucs”, these ancient dormant volcanoes, overlook valleys and wild gorges, cross the green hills of the Monts du Pilat.
Safari of Peaugres
The “Safari of Peaugres” animal park in Ardèche is the largest in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region. It welcomes you to a wild territory dedicated to the preservation of rare and protected species. By crossing 4 continents over 80 ha, from Madagascar to the poles, you will meet the most unusual species and caress the most familiar animals, such as those from the farm. 900 animals representing 120 species have taken up residence in this Noah’s Ark: from giraffes… to big cats, including lions, bears, or little red pandas, there is something for everyone.