Saturday and Sunday September 26 and 27 took place like every year since 1985 the “Montgolfiade” or “Hot Air Balloon Festival” of Rocamadour in the beautiful Haut-Quercy region of the southwest of France.
As usual it was a feast for the eyes to see the 30 multi colored balloons take to the skies including, and the last one to take off, the “Wishcake” the 30th anniversary cake shaped balloon, invited here from US.
The balloons’ final one hour smooth glide show completely rewarded the patient onlookers who found all the roads to Rocamadour blocked as of 8am during the two days of the festival (if you want to see the whole show from their preparation to their take off and be entertained by other animations you need to be in Rocamadour before that time!).
As a closing note I would like to add that the hot air balloon was invented by the French Montgolfier brothers, Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Étienne in 1782.
Hi, I am Carla. I am living and working in the beautiful city of Toulouse, France.
I like history, travel and... the southwest of France and try to share through this blog information about events that might be of interest to the travelers to this part of the world!