Ballon de Paris - GENERALI

  • Tourist transport
  • Plane and helicopter sightseeing flights

Come and enjoy the unique experience of flying over Paris in the largest tethered gaz balloon in the world!

Installed since 1999 in the Parc André Citroën (15th arrondissement), the Ballon GENERALI has already initiated more than 700,000 people to the joys of tethered gaz balloon flying, which is also the world record in passenger numbers.

The balloon with its basket, its envelope and its net weighs around 2 tonnes. Thus, the balloon can lift up to 30 passengers (about 2.5 tonnes), making it the largest captive balloon in the world. This balloon measures 35 metres in height and 22.5 meters in diameter and rises up to 150 metres in altitude. It is the least polluting aircraft in the world since it is powered by an electric winch. This balloon changes colour depending on the quality of ambient air in Paris.

Tickets available in bulk

Other distribution channel :

Online booking possible at

Opening and closing times

All year round between 9 am and 5 pm.

Subject to favorable weather. Postponed in case of bad weather.


Free entry for children < 3 years.
Group rate available for > 20 people.

Adult: 18 €
Child (3-11 years): 12 € (Children's rate from 3 to 11 years).

Free entry for children < 3 years.
Group rate available for > 20 people.

Disabled persons: Adults 14 €, Children 10 € (one accompanying person free of charge)
You can get on board with your manual wheelchair, however, for accessibility and safety reasons, you will not be able to get on board with your electric wheelchair.


Types of customers

  • Children


  • Minimum number of people : 20


Types of visits available

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Unguided group tours available permanently

Average length of visit

  • 10 minutes (individual)
  • 10 minutes (groups)


Spoken languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Documentation languages

  • English
  • French

Visit languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Languages of educational signs

  • English
  • French

Additional information

External guide not allowed


  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Visual disability
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs

An access ramp onto the balloon is provided for people with impaired mobility. Manual wheelchairs only.

1 weehlchair max per flight


Metro :
Javel-André-Citroën (Line 10)
Balard (Line 8)

RER : Pont du Garigliano (Line C)

Tramway : Line 3a

Bus : 62, 88, 42, 169, 39

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Contact information

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