Up, Up, and Away - A Bird's Eye View of Paris from a Hot Air Balloon

I've been keeping an eye on the sky this week waiting for the weather conditions to be just right to go soaring 150 meters (492 feet) above Paris in the hot air balloon at André Citröen Park.  Fortunately, the wind was not too strong yesterday morning, so I went to the park, paid for my ticket, and was told that I should hurry to join the group of school children who were already on the balloon. 

With hindsight, it's probably a  good thing that I didn't have too much time to think about what I was doing because it was only after the balloon took off that I realized that there wasn't much between me and the ground.  It was, however, an exhilarating feeling to be up so high in the sky. 

The hot air balloon isn't only a form of entertainment, it also changes color once per hour according to the quality of the air in Paris.  The scale ranges from green (good) to orange (medium) to red (poor).

Helpful hints:  The balloon operates every day from 9:00 a.m. until 30 minutes before the park closes.  As the balloon does not operate during adverse weather conditions, it's advisable to call "Ballon Air de Paris" (01 44 26 20 00) right before you plan to visit.  The woman at the ticket desk speaks English, as do most of the other staff members.  Try to schedule your visit in the morning because it's less crowded and the wind is usually not as strong as in the afternoon.  The park, which is located next to the Seine, is a good spot for a picnic.


  1. Way to go, Mary Kay. Not sure I'm up for it, actually.

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Anne. It was your post about the balloon that inspired me to try it.

  3. Last but certainly not least on our list is the Ultra Cleanse Shampoo. We were most impressed by their money-back policy. When you buy the Ultra Cleanse Shampoo from Pass USA, they offer a 500% money-back guarantee. It’s the industry’s one and only, so they’re pretty confident in their product. Also, while it’s not the most affordable on our list, it does come close. Our second pick for the most budget-friendly option, the Ultra Cleanse Shampoo clocks in under 50 bucks. With easy-to-use instructions, it doesn’t get easier to use a detox shampoo. We recommend pairing it with other options, but it’s a top pick for a reason. We didn’t come to these four recommendations on a whim. Instead, we used a strategic buyer’s guide to narrow in on the best detox shampoos on the market. Let’s take a look at the strategies we used to narrow it down. Spray vinegar on your entire head and make sure you spray enough to saturate your entire head. Massage thoroughly into hair and do not rinse off, only pat dry. Wipe forehead and ears if necessary. Spray Clean and Clear Astringent over your entire head and make sure the hair is saturated with Clean & Clear and Massage thoroughly. You should feel a strong tingling sensation.


Post a Comment