Hot Air Ballooning in Provence: The Ultimate Day Out?
A couple months ago we were invited on a hot air balloon ride with AeroProvence. I think Tom, the owner, felt obligated with my enthusiastic likes and comments on all his instagram posts of fields and fields of lavender. His little hot air balloon business has become quite well known now from all of his instagram posts, he told me he’s had to get an instagram manager now so they can manage his account whilst he takes people on trips. Experiencing a ride in a hot air ballon has always been a dream of mine.
We slept for about 3 hours after a crazy week before driving the 1.5 hours to our liftoff spot. We arrived, amazingly early, and ate croissants in the car in the pitch black parking lot while watching the others arrive, equally a little confused in the darkness.
The experience is only possible if you leave very early in the morning. This is to take advantage of the best meteorological conditions. I can say it doesn’t hurt either that as soon as you’re in the sky you’re treated to the sunrise from behind the mountains. If you are interested in taking balloon rides, you might be interested in trying something like Napa Valley Balloons as the ultimate day out.