FRANCE RHONE VALLEY LOIRE Le Crêt de l'OeillonParc naturel régional du Pilat lies east of St-Etienne; close enough to the Rhone Valley to provide remarkable views of its rolling hills. The park is a medium-sized mountain range that spans over 650km² and its highest peaks are- Crêt de Eillon (1370m) and Crêt de la Perdrix (1432m). This park was where the first-ever hot-air balloon demonstration was held, by the Montgolfier brothers (inventors of hot-air balloons) and is surrounded by some notable appellations.