Ballons et Bastides en Rouergue : 13ème édition

Friday July 05
Graves Aerodrome 12200 Villefranche-de-Rouergue
Biennial gathering of 20 hot air balloons, from all over France, departing from Villefranche de Rouergue and Najac to offer a unique, colorful show, a magical and unforgettable memory!

Ballons et Bastides is the meeting of two extraordinary worlds. On one side the Bastides of Rouergue, these medieval towns dating from the 13th century, and on the other, these enormous multicolored bubbles which float for a weekend in the Rouergat sky. It is around this original concept of discovering heritage by flying over bastides in hot air balloons that the association brings together around twenty crews every two years.

NEW for 2024: The Dolly the Shepp balloon piloted by Neil EDMUNDS (GB) will be our mascot!

. Friday July 5:

18:30 p.m.: Briefing

19:00 p.m.: Takeoff from Graves Airport

. Saturday July 6:

07:00: Hot air balloons take off, Villefranche de Rouergue aerodrome

19:00 p.m.: Hot air balloons take off in Villefranche de Rouergue

. Sunday July 7:

07:00: Hot air balloons take off from the place called La Rivière in Najac

All dates and times

Opening hours from July 05 to July 06, 2024



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Graves Airfield
12200 Villefranche-de-Rouergue
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