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Ballon de Paris Generali

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The biggest hot air balloon in the world! Get a unique bird's eye view of Paris on board the world's biggest air-balloon, from an altitude of 150 metres, and discover the capital like never before! Flights depend on weather conditions. Please...more
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| Parc André Citroën, 75015 Paris, France
15th Arr. - Vaugirard
+33 1 44 26 20 00
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Reviewed 5 days ago

First time in a hot air baloon.Awesome view of Paris city.Very much recommended for entire family.Everyone enjoyed it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank soumyamallick80
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

We went there in 30.12 and we were lucky to get an enough clear day to look around. There is a site with updates that tells you if it’s open( could be closed due to wind or clouds). Easy to get to on Metro and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marius_Constantine
Reviewed 7 January 2019

We visited on a sunny Tuesday in October so we were pretty certain the balloon would be flying as whether or not it does so depends on the weather conditions on that day. The balloon is situated in Parc Andre Citroen, there are quite a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank labelleisle
Reviewed 12 December 2018

got make reservations ahead of time, fun activity, lots to do around as well...if you travel to paris ..is a must do

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Sandra O
Reviewed 25 November 2018

When I tell people that I went in a hot air balloon ride above Paris they all marvel at the adventure. You must absolutely check before you head to the Ballon to see if it is flying. It can't fly in wind or poor weather....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Litlsecret
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

If you would like to do something completely different whilst in Paris, this balloon experience is not to be missed. Situated in the Parc André Citroën and close to the Javel metro station, this balloon ride will give you a bird’s eye view of Paris....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Joelle G
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

What’s the sense of selling prepaid tickets to wait then in line with about 60 people who just came here on their promenade? You prepay the money, but you don have ticket — you should exchange it in ticket office, and before wait in line...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Nester88
Célia L, Resp. Com at Ballon de Paris Generali, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Hello Nester88, we are very sorry for the desagrement but it's impossible to sell reservations for this simple reason : the weather is the only flight condition for the balloon and we can not guarantee your passage. But finally, did you appreciate the view ?

Reviewed 20 June 2018

This was one of the highlights of my entire trip. It's a short journey - only about 15 minutes in total - but worth the price of the ticket. They open and close depending on the weather, so check their website often to confirm that...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank rbkplln
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Takes you up for like 5-10 min worth the $12 adult $6 kids great view of Paris location is in a nice park goes up about every 10 to 15 min

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Dee22321205
Reviewed 30 January 2018

My wife's great grandfather visited Paris in 1889 and was pleased by all accounts to have ascended in a captive balloon, not terribly dissimilar to the Ballon Genarli de Paris. At least he was impressed enough with the experience to purchase a comparative medallion which...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank GlenCollie
Célia L, Community Manager at Ballon de Paris Generali, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Thanks Glen, we are very happy to read your so great family's experience, thanks a lot having shared this with us!

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18 March 2019|
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Response from Litlsecret | Reviewed this property |
Always look online at the website to make sure that it's flying. It can't fly in wind or bad weather. It also shows the wait time. If the crowds are light, you may have to wait until there are enough people to fill the... More
23 June 2018|
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Response from rbkplln | Reviewed this property |
I did it around 3pm on a Saturday and stood in line for about 10 minutes or less. Not a very long line, but the balloon had been closed in the morning for inclement weather and just reopened after noon - I headed over from... More
Paul A
25 May 2018|
Response from effaelle | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but it's better to call before coming because it all depends on the weather conditions. On the website it is also indicated the conditions of flight in real time. For exemple for this morning : "No flights today, stormy... More
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