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France's hot air balloon festival kicks off

Jul 31, 2019 15:33 IST

Over 400 hot air balloons covered the sky of Northeast France, marking the 30th year of the Grand Est Mondial Air Ballons festival. After starting last Friday, the festival will go on for 10 days where public can take flight in the balloons for a cost of 200-250 euros for an hour. Over 500 balloons, and balloonists from 50 different countries will participate in the biennial festival this year. The festival holds the world record for the most number of balloons, with 465 balloons in the air at the same time in less than an hour.