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Vulcania: amusement park in Auvergne

Ballon des Puys

The Chaîne des Puys seen from above!

Vulcania offers you a view from above aboard the attraction “Le Ballon des Puys”!
One of a kind in Auvergne, this balloon offers an exceptional panoramic view of the Chaîne des Puys volcanoes.
At more 100 metres above the ground, it’s the best observation post to understand this landscape shaped by volcanic activity and perhaps soon to be classified as a UNESCO world heritage site!
A 10-minute ride in a silent and eco-friendly balloon with a pilot guide.


Tethered helium balloon measuring 24 metres in diameter. 360° view of the Chaîne des Puys in 150 metres high according weather conditions
  • Duration
    10 min


This attraction is only for Vulcania visitors and requires an extra fee :

Price per pax
(inclusive of VAT)
Green period Blue period Yellow period
Adults €5.00 €6.50 €6.50
Children (ages 6 to 16) €4.00 €5.00 €5.00
Young children (ages 3 to 5) €3.00 €3.50 €3.50

Le Ballon des Puys in live

The flight of Ballon des Puys is subject to favourable weather conditions.
When the parc is open, flight information is provided in real time and can change during the day, depending on the weather change. Stay informed of weather forecast at Vulcania directly on the website.

Webcam du ballon des Puys

A green or red flag in front of the captive balloon gives you information on the flight of Ballon des Puys :
– Green flat : the balloon flies.
– Red flat : the balloon does not fly due to poor wether conditions.

Virtual 360° tour of Ballon des Puys

Le Ballon des Puys on the site map