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Discover the beauties of the Luberon in hot air balloon

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Discover the beauties of the Luberon in hot air balloon
Let yourself be carried away by the winds to tuft the clouds, and with a ray of sunshine fade the limits of the world. When the magic of the balloon operates, the beauty of nature is matched only by its calm. An immensity, where a miniature and silent life panic on its floor, appears.

Everything becomes different. This is the aim of the Luberon Regional Nature Park. Discover its territory, from Cavaillon to Forcalquier, with another eye.

A territory with a thousand points of view

Ballooning, paragliding, caving, climbing, mountain biking, climbing trees, horse riding, the park offers pleasant ways to "discover what you will never see alone!" and offers the 3rd edition of the guide "Luberon Rendez-Vous Nature".

From April to October, more than 1,000 dates are scheduled. 30 guides and professional guides offer 44 unusual, soft or sporting services from Vaucluse to the Alpes de Haute-Provence. The territory of the Park has 185,000 hectares to explore without restraint.

Under the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism, this 40-page program, created through the pooling of the Park's expertise, seven tourism offices and professional guides, makes it possible to select lesser-known activities for the general public to spend holidays . The added value is the lighting brought on the off-season part. For even those who live within a stone's throw sometimes ignore the richness of their terroir.

"This guide corresponds to a quest for meaning, with a tourism of respect, discovery and professionals" explains Christophe Castaner, Mayor of Forcalquier, a commune adhering to the charter of the park for two years. "Promoting all forms of gentle transportation is a will, a state of mind. Respecting the nature and welcome of visitors is the pride of this territory." Attracted by its authenticity, a million tourists visit, each year, the Luberon country and the 77 municipalities adhering to the values ​​of the park. The guide "Luberon Rendez-Vous Nature" will accompany them in the selection of outings framed by professionals, guaranteeing their safety and a knowledge.

Ask them the sky

The inexperience makes us thread pull and coat. Standing at 5 am, both feet in a field an hour later, the take-off is near. The ball comes to life, its 8,000 m³ swelling in a few minutes. No wind or rain, the flight conditions at Forcalquier are perfect. The aeronaut Fernando Mugh, from France Montgolfiere, takes place and the balloon rises. The sweetness of the flight contrasts with the surprising and noisy burner.

At 2,115 m altitude, we flirt with the airlines. We will not go higher. It does not matter. The panorama is grand. Forcalquier, Mane, Saint-Michel l'Observatoire, Apt, Mont Ventoux ... The Luberon opens before our eyes. At 10km / hour, we have time to enjoy every moment.

The return to earth in the garrigue is done in delicacy. The mastery and professionalism of the team of France Montgolfière are for many. Last year, they obtained the quality label tourism in the sector "Outdoor activities".

Partner of the Parc du Luberon, the company invested the territory of Forcalquier in 2005 with 500 passengers. Today, 2,000 yearly people are tempted by this one and a half hour trip. This impressive balloon seduces every year more and more tourists and Provençaux, lovers of new sensations.

You will find in the guide: "Les lavandes vue du ciel" with France Hot-air balloons in Forcalquier (0810 600 153) and "Les ocres vues du ciel" with Vol Terre in Roussillon (06 03 54 10 92).

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