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Up Up and Away Hot Air Ballooning in Provence

By Ashley Tinker:

Hot Air Ballooning in Provence

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. 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. 

…Continue reading here for Ashley’s Curious Provence post and beautiful photographs of their (early) morning floating in a hot air balloon above the tranquil Luberon Valley. Discover the thrill of being carried by the wind, completely untethered.

Hot Air Balloon Flight Details

AeroProvence (website)
Route de Moustiers
04410 Puimoisson
Tel:+33 (0)6 70 20 43 96
email: tom@aero-provence.com

Flights are available all year, by appointment only, and dependant on weather conditions. Suitable for anyone above the age of six (6).

Tom the owner/operator has logged over 6000 flight hours in gliders, ultra-lights (aéronef) and hot air balloons (aerostats).

Are you interested in gliding in Provence? Read: St Remy Things to Do Try Gliding at Aéroclub des Alpilles and Taking Flight in Provence Gliding over St Remy

      

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Ashley Tinker

Ashley Tinker

Ashley was born and raised in Montréal, Canada. She has always been drawn to the history, way of life and beauty of Europe. Her feelings for Europe were reconfirmed while studying art in Florence, Italy. Ashley says that stone buildings, colourful shutters and terra cotta tile rooftops fill her dreams and now her days.

Ashley moved to Provence in 2014 with her partner Robin (he also shares her Francophile passions). They are in search of the French joie de vivre, which they find at every turn in the local markets and natural beauty of Provence. This couple are indulging in local olives and wine as the Provencal sunshine changes craggy rocks into things of beauty.

You can see all of Ashley's blog posts on Curious Provence.

Take a look at Ashley's beautiful fine art photography on her Photographer in Provence website.

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