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Hot Air Balloon from Fontainebleau

I am considering a Hot air balloon ride out of Fontainebleau in June, and want to do mornings. They depart 6:00 am, but trains don't run that early out of Paris. Do you think it would be possible to get an Uber 5:00am to get there on time. Can always train back. Thoughts? Would a taxi be better?

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Frankly, if I were investing in the cost of a hot air balloon ride I would stay overnight in Fontainebleau. Too iffy to try to get to the launch location before dawn on the day of.

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Here is some show-off trivia, of no value to the topic (but it does involve a balloon, plus good beer.) One of the first manned balloon flights supposedly took off from a courtyard in the 11th, now marked by a pub known as Patrick's Le Ballon Vert. Nice mural inside commemorates the event. It's run by an Irish family.
33 rue de Montreuil, west of Nation. I can't find a website but here are Yelp comments:
https://www.yelp.ca/biz/patricks-le-ballon-vert-paris