THE « D » DAY at Vezelay, Burgundy
Our France Montgolfières teams will meet you Place du Champ de Foire, in front of the hotel de la Poste, in Vézelay (89450).
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 are scheduled daily, in the morning at sunrise and at the end of the day 2 hours before sunset, from April to the end of October.
Accomodation near Vezelay, Burgundy
Le Moulin des Templiers in Pontaubert
Come and cultivate the pleasure of the moment at the Moulin des Templiers. “Slow Life”: the art of living that invites you to take the time.
Contrary to the frenetic rhythm of our “modern” lives, so connected and yet disconnected from the essential link that connects us to Nature.
Here, in our valley, at the gates of the village, we take care of of you like Nature. And it makes us well. The seasons are real and beautiful, the local cuisine and mainly organic…
Hôtel SY Les Glycines in Vézelay
Set in a building dating from the 17th century, SY Les Glycines is a boutique hotel offering accommodation in the heart of Vézelay, a short walk from the central square and the basilica. Founded in 1763 by René Martin, surveyor of the king, the beautiful mansion with the facade drowned in wisteria has seen the gratin of writers scroll for more than two centuries. Inside, it is the charm of the old woodwork, waxed tiles, chandeliers with tassels and ceiling moldings that immediately charms the visitor.
Tourism Office of Vezelay, Burgundy
Tourism Office of Vézelay
Leisure Activities around Vezelay, Burgundy
Château of Bazoches
Overlooking the hills of the Morvan, discover the Château de Bazoches which, since the Renaissance, has held the secrets of one of the most illustrious figures in French history.
Vauban’s home opens up to you and tells you its story. Like Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, walk through the alleys of the castle and the top of the bastion, observe the landscapes of the Morvan. It is Bazoches that you contemplate, immersed in a panorama rich in color. By following the path which leads you to the castle you will discover the nicely maintained gardens.
Village of Saint Pere
Saint-Père, by the diversity of its landscapes, with its fields, its hedges, its groves, its meadows and its vineyard, by the richness of its history attested by its monuments, has a tourist attraction of the first magnitude.
The caves of Arcy-sur-Cure
The Arcy caves are classified as a Historic Monument. They are, by their testimony to the activity of Paleolithic men, unique in the world. Your journey through the Great Grotto will immerse you in an astonishing universe of limestone concretions formed by the patient work of water, to reach a room with walls adorned with rock paintings still charged with emotion after 28,000 years. Don’t forget to walk the pretty trails along the river!
The Cure Valley
The Cure Valley, one of the most beautiful in Burgundy, winds downstream from the Crescent reservoir for more than 45 kilometers to Vermenton. It escapes from the granite Morvan at Pierre-Pertuis to cut into Arcy, by spectacular meanders, the limestone sedimentary cover. It is a set of extremely rich natural environments, where various types of forest and dry limestone lawns stand side by side. This mosaic of environments is conducive to many species of flora and fauna.
The presence of vines in Vézelay dates back to Gallo-Roman times. At its peak, in the 18th century, the vineyard covered 500 hectares. But the arrival of phylloxera in 1884 caused terrible damage and the vineyard was almost completely destroyed.
By the end of the 1960s, there was only one or two hectares left under cultivation. Relaunched in 1973 by a dozen volunteer winegrowers, Vézelay then experienced a renaissance that developed over the years. Thanks to the work of the winegrowers and their shared passion, the area currently planted is of the order of 100 ha. This now recognized vineyard was awarded the Village designation in 2017. It therefore has everything a great! Visits and tastings are possible.
Church of St Jacques-le-Majeur d’Asquins
On a rocky escarpment locally called “Le Moutier”, the parish church dominates the village, La Cure and the main road. Neighboring Vézelay, it was the starting point of one of the four great routes of St Jacques de Compostela, listed by Unesco as a world heritage site.