Unique in the world!

Morning and evening for 10 days, hundreds of hot air balloons are taking off to the air from Chambley aerodrome. On the ground, an ephemeral city is especially built for the occasion. Gathering people from all around the world in a warm atmosphere, and offering more than 50 animations and many surprises!

In the air, meetup 3.000 pilots and crew members coming from all over the world to share this extraordinary moment with you! Enjoy “the Great Line” and the brand new “Grand Exhibition” or make your First Flight and be one of the lucky one winning a virtual hot air balloon flight. GEMAB19 will make it unique in the world!

Ballonville Public ®

Here you are, the site largest area, free for visitors. Walk along the Boulevard, take a ride through the Balcony, go on the Esplanade, watch the pilots’ parade… Over 50 stands and animations await you at BallonVille Public: Air Workshops, Village des Sports (sports village), exhibitors, but also AéroMusée, Pavilion of the future, entertainment podium, Grand Est region Tourism area and 6 aeronautical hangars of the aerodrome which open their doors to you … Take a look here on all the animations you can find at #GEMAB19.

Select a section to discover the animations

  • The Sundial

    An impressive sundial shaped as a hot air balloon. It gives the schedule and announces highlights of #GEMAB19. An astonishing construction!

    The Esplanade is expanding!

    The Esplanade is the ideal viewpoint for all visitors wishing to admire hot air balloons mass ascents. In 2019, the Esplanade is expanding: it is now a 180° view of the flight area that is open to you!

  • Hot-air-balloon mass ascent

    One of the most unforgettable moments of each edition of Grand Est Mondial Air Balloos. Every day, morning and evening (except in bad weather conditions), hundreds hot air balloons take off and let themselves be carried away by the wind.

    Every day, from all the visitors who have participated in a drawn, 3 lucky winners are invited to board a balloon with a pilot and its crew. An incredible opportunity for the winner! 

    Air workshops

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 4pm to 9pm
    Wednesday from 11am to 9pm
    Saturday, Sunday from 2pm to 9pm


    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 4pm-9pm
    Wednesday 11am-9pm
    Saturday, Sunday 2pm-9pm
    Paid entertainment.

    Nocturnal animations

    To visit and discover

  • Free car park and entrance

    Information and tourism booth

    Access for disabled people

    First aid and security




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