Isère Tourism

Coupe Icare

The world's largest festival of free flying and aerial sports - paragliding, hang-gliding, ultralight and more - the Icarus Cup has been running for more than 40 years. Eight days, 10,000 pilots, 90,000 visitors, the costumed Icarnaval, Icape expo exhibition, Icare Show: discover a whole aerial universe on the Plateau des Petites-Roches accessible by funicular from Saint-Hilaire-du-Touvet.


The Coupe Icare (Icarus Cup) has grown over the years to become the biggest international gathering for paragliding and ultralight aerial sports, and one of the major events in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Discover the joys of ultralight and free flying of all kinds: hang gliding, paragliding, paramotor, ultra-light, gyroplane, hot-air balloon, kites and even model aircraft.

Entrants dress up and customise their machines to add a bit of colour and pzazz to the party!

Held annually in mid-September, the programme includes:

• aerial displays

• international trade show

• international film festival

costumed carnival

• activities for young and older children