Ballon de Paris - GENERALI

  • Plane and helicopter sightseeing flights
  • Tourist transport

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 www.ballondeparis.com

Opening and closing times

From 01/03 to 31/03, daily between 9 am and 7 pm.

From 01/04 to 30/04, daily between 9 am and 8 pm.

From 01/05 to 31/08, daily between 9 am and 9 pm.

From 01/09 to 30/09, daily between 9 am and 8 pm.

From 01/10 to 31/10/2021, daily between 9 am and 7 pm.

From 01/11 to 28/02, daily between 9 am and 5.15 pm.

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

Rates

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

From 01/05 to 31/08/2021
Adult: 14 €
Child : 7 € (3 to 11 years old)
Group adults: 11 €
Group children : 5 €.

From 01/09 to 30/09/2021
Adult: 14 €
Child : 7 € (3 to 11 years old).

From 01/10 to 31/10/2021
Adult: 14 €
Child : 7 € (3 to 11 years old)
Group adults: 11 €
Group children : 5 €.

From 01/11/2021 to 28/02/2022
Adult: 14 €
Child : 7 € (3 to 11 years old)
Group adults: 11 €
Group children : 5 €.

From 01/03 to 31/03/2022
Adult: 14 €
Child : 7 € (3 to 11 years old)
Group adults: 11 €
Group children : 5 €.

From 01/04 to 30/04/2022
Adult: 14 €
Child : 7 € (3 to 11 years old)
Group adults: 11 €
Group children : 5 €.

Free entry for children < 3 years.
Child entry valid for 3 - 11 years.
Group rate available for > 20 people.

Free for Parisiens of less than 12 years old on presentation of proof adress an age. An adult attendant for 2 free children maximum.

Reception

Types of customers

  • Children

Groups

  • Minimum number of people : 20

Visits

Types of visits available

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

Average length of visit

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

Languages

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

Accessibility

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

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

1 weehlchair max per flight

Access

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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