Mom’s Hot Air Balloon Photos

As promised, here are my Mom’s photos from our morning of hot-air balloon excitement during my parents’ recent visit to Burgundy.

By the way, if anyone has a hankering to try this themselves, the local company we always recommend to our vacation rental guests is Air Escargot. I’m pretty sure these balloons were theirs. The company has been around for a very long time and are their outings are reputed to be very safe, professional, and enjoyable.

For more info. just go to their website;

Here are the balloons coming over the village of MagnylesVillers, which will seem rather familiar to anyone who has stayed at La Maison des Deux Clochers...


Then they floated over the valley between us here in Villers-la-Faye and MagnylesVillers. Anyone who has stayed at either La Maison de la Vieille Vigne or La Maison des Deux Clochers will be familiar with this little chapel between the two villages. It was built to thank the Virgin Mary for sparing (relatively) the two villages during the Occupation in World War II.


WHOOSH! Goes the flame!

They float closer to our deck here at La Maison des Chaumes, which looks out towards the valley and MagnylesVillers.


They were flying so low I was worried they were going to collide with the round tower of Villers-la-Faye’s very own Chateau (or what’s left of it) on the bottom right hand corner of the photo.


Mais non! They merely glided above it as though they do this sort of thing every day, which they probably do – Air Escargot’s admirable track record remains unblemished for another day! Soon I’ll be posting my Dad’s photos, which are pretty amazing as well.

And n’oubliez pas, tomorrow is Frenchitude Friday again…