Balloons & Paragliding

Ecole de Vol Libre des Carroz
Flying school for hanggliding and paragliding. Some English spoken. Located Les Carroz (74).
Tandem paragliding flights for adults and children all year round above the lake at Annecy. Office open winter 10:00-17:00, summer 10:00-19:00 at 30 allee de la Nubliere, Doussard (74).
Aire de vent
Paragliding and hiking in the Pays de Gex with a professional, certified mountain guide. Located at 1 avenue Albert Camus, Bellegarde sur Valserine (01).
Ecole Les Gets Parapente
Paragliding school as well as discovery flights with an instructor. Some English spoken. Opens July and August. At au pied du Mont Chery, Les Gets (74).
Les Vents du Globe
Paragliding school with courses and initiation sessions including tandem flights. Operates 1 April to 31 October. Office and shop open 09:00-12:00 and 13:00-19:00 at 178 route du Pont Monnet, Doussard (74).
Cameleon Production
Hot air ballooning over Mont Blanc with a one hour journey to an unknown destination although return to point of departure is included!
FBI Flying Brigade (Laurent Sauphanor)
Qualified paragliding instructors with over 15 years experience. Take a tandem flight with an English speaking instructor over the lake at Annecy. Flights run from April to October weather permitting. Office located at 36 avenue de Chambery, Annecy (74).
Parapente les Arcs en Ciel
Paragliding school which also offers introductory tandem flights. Based at Rond-Point de la Gare, Bourg St Maurice-Les Arcs (73).
Air Saleve
Paragliding school offering lessons and discovery days (including a tandem flight). They also offer mountain hiking and canyoning trips. See the English version of their site for more information. Located at Etrembieres (74).
Gap-Tallard Aerodrome
This active aerodrome, 14 Km south of Gap, enjoys the particularly good meteorological conditions. It is very popular for gliding and parachuting. Tours by plane and helicopter. Based at Maison de lAir, Gap (05).
Balloon flights over the mountains and local area departing from Courchevel. They also offer paragliding and snow-bike riding. Some English spoken. Located at le Forum, Courchevel (73).