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Pete and son gliding in Fayence

Discover the Thrill of Gliding at the Fayence-Tourrettes Airfield

Location: Fayence-Tourrettes Airfield

For an unforgettable experience during your stay at Château du Puy, we highly recommend a discovery flight in a glider at the Fayence-Tourrettes Airfield. Just a short drive from the château, this renowned airfield offers a unique opportunity to soar gracefully above the stunning landscapes of Provence. Check this website

Why Gliding?

Gliding is an exhilarating and serene way to experience the beauty of the region from a completely new perspective. The quiet, engine-less flight allows you to truly connect with the natural surroundings, offering breathtaking views and an unparalleled sense of freedom. The thrill of gliding at the airfield !

What to Expect

  • Discovery Flights: Whether you’re a first-time flyer or have some experience, the airfield offers discovery flights tailored to your level of comfort and interest. Experienced pilots will guide you through the basics before taking you on a memorable flight.
  • Scenic Views: During your flight, enjoy panoramic views of the rolling hills, vineyards, and picturesque villages that make Provence so enchanting.
  • Safety First: The Fayence-Tourrettes Airfield is known for its high safety standards and professional staff. You’ll be in good hands with experienced and certified glider pilots.

Our Connection to Tourrettes

We are fortunate to live part of the year in Tourrettes, drawn to this charming village because of the exceptional gliding opportunities. For decades, the Fayence-Tourrettes Airfield has been home to some of the world’s most renowned glider pilots. The strongest among them sometimes achieve flights of over 1500 km in a single day, all without an engine, showcasing the incredible skill and dedication that define this sport.

How to Prepare

  • Comfortable Clothing: Wear comfortable clothes and sturdy shoes. A light jacket is also recommended as it can get cooler at higher altitudes.
  • Sunglasses and Sunscreen: Protect yourself from the sun while enjoying the clear skies and bright sunlight.
  • Camera: Don’t forget your camera to capture the stunning aerial views and the thrill of your flight.

Booking Your Flight

It’s best to book your discovery flight in advance to secure your spot. The airfield staff will provide all necessary information and ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience. Please call in advance + 33 (0) 4 94 76 00 68 to secure your spot. The discovery flight typically takes 25 minutes

From your terrace on Chateau du Puy, you’ll see the gliders passing in front of your terrace in the late afternoon. Great to take pictures

Getting There

The Fayence-Tourrettes Airfield is conveniently located and easy to reach from Château du Puy. Just drive down the hill. Enjoy the scenic drive through the Provencal countryside before arriving at the airfield for your adventure.

Embark on a soaring adventure at the Fayence-Tourrettes Airfield and make your stay at Château du Puy truly unforgettable. (that’s me, Pete, and our son on the picture some years ago when I was soaring at Fayence airfield. My love for soaring brought me to this region many years ago)

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