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The International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu is the biggest gathering of balloons in Canada. Now, with over 360,000 visitors, the event's popularity has risen steadily throughout the years and employs a strategy based on three essential elements: the enchantment of hot air balloon flights and night glows, free animation for the whole family, and major shows nightly. There are 125 hot air balloons, about twenty of which are special shapes, nearly 150 shows, and a huge site that hosts an incredible variety of animation activities.

LInternational de montgolfires de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu est le plus important rassemblement de ballons au Canada. Avec maintenant plus de 360 000 visiteurs, la popularit de lvnement na cess daugmenter au fil des ans et repose sur une stratgie qui regroupe trois lments essentiels : la ferie des envoles de montgolfires et des nuits magiques, lanimation gratuite pour toute la famille et les spectacles majeurs tous les soirs. Au programme, 125 montgolfires dont une vingtaine de formes spciales, prs de 150 spectacles et un immense terrain accueillant une varit incroyable dactivits danimation.

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