Coupe d'Europe de Montgolfières et son meeting aérien : Le Nouvel Aquitaine Air Show

The Thursday 01 August
Mainfonds 16250 Val-des-Vignes
The 24st European Balloon Cup will be held from 1 to 4 August 2024!
A major event of international renown, this event will bring together about sixty hot air balloons from fifteen countries for a breathtaking event.
The best crews will compete in the art of directing… a non-dirigible craft!
The official competitions will be punctuated by aerial demonstrations, hot air balloon baptisms and shows. A large air show hosting collector aircraft will close the event as always, on Sunday, 1st August in Mainfonds.
For 25 years, the Montgolfières Cup in Charente has attracted nearly 1,500 hot air balloons, major air shows (Christian MOULLEC and his geese, world champions of aerobatics, acrobats on aircraft wings, airplanes legends and air patrols: patrol of Morocco and patrol of France) and half a million spectators.

Hota air balloons will take off at different moments during the competition:
The event will end on Sunday in Mainfonds and throughout the day you will admire the air meetings (from 10am), the flight of balloons (from 6pm) with also a cabaret and fireworks in the evening.

The event takes place every 2 years.


  • Aerial sports
  • Hot-air balloons

All dates and times

Opening hours from 01 August to 04 August 2024


Admission is free to attend the balloon flights from Wednesday to Saturday at different locations. There is a charge for entry to the closing day of Sunday.

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16250 Val-des-Vignes
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