There is something otherworldly about seeing a hot air balloon drifting through the sky. They conjure up the spirit of adventure, romance and lots of old world charm.
Every last week-end in September, 30 balloons from all over Europe take off in front of the world heritage UNESCO site of Rocamadour. You are in for a captivating event as these magnificent flying machines take off in front of the medieval grandeur of the ancient city in a festival of flight.
Named after the French engineers who achieved the world’s first ever successful hot air balloon flight in 1793, the Montgolfiades of Rocamadour is a two day week-end celebration, every last Saturday and Sunday in September. Over 30 balloons take off, gracefully floating in front of the village, the sanctuary and castle towers of Rocamadour. Bring your camera because it’s picture-perfect and you will definitely get some great shots.