The pilots 2021-09-10T08:49:18+02:00

Who will be your pilot?

30 years of passion!

Top Balloon was created by Stéphane Bolze, the most successful French pilot in competition since 1990. Today led by a team of enthusiasts with an impressive track record.

Having flown over all 5 continents, having won national and international titles, having flown over Mont Blanc at an altitude of 6000m, they have acquired an experience unique in France. Today, they have decided to share it aboard their new hot-air balloons.

In love with Touraine, they will have you discover it as you have never seen it. Read the article by Alain Teulère, sports journalist, who describes his flight from the Domaine de la Trigalière. Read the article >

Stéphane BOLZE

Stéphane acquired his balloon pilot’s license in 1990 after serving as a crewman and a student, and has been competing since 1992. He has accumulated 1700 of flying hours, 1/3 of which are in competition!


  • 6 times French champion (record) and 11 podiums.
  • 5 times winner of the European Cup (record)
  • European Champion in 1998 (Sweden)
  • 3rd at the 2008 World Championship (Austria)
  • N°1 French pilot for 8 years

More numerous podiums in these different championships. Similarly, he has won countless meetings throughout France.

Bruno Parey

Pilot since 1990, instructor since 1994, Bruno has trained more than 30 hot air balloon pilots. It has more than 3600 flight hours around the world. Organizer of meetings in the Loire Valley. He will help you discover the Loire Valley and its secrets.

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