Balloons Over Paris - Wooden Puzzle

Regular price $59.99

Puzzle Sizes

  • 280 pieces = 11" x 14"
  • 300 pieces = 16" x 20"
  • 500 pieces = 16" x 20"

Puzzle Story

In the late eighteen century Paris, France was the epicenter of experimental balloon flight. On 5 June 1783, the Montgolfier Brothers sent up the first hot air balloon. Jacques Charles launched the first hydrogen balloon 27 August*. The Montgolfier Brothers then sent up a sheep, a duck, and a rooster to see if living creatures could survive at a shocking altitude of 1500 feet (460 m). The first manned free flight in a balloon was taken by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and Francois d’Arlandes on 21 November 1783. Ballooning “took off”, teaching us about meteorology, geography, the atmosphere, and opening the doors to modern aviation. Take to the skies of P-AIR-is! and join the world of the early aeronauts.

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Dowdle Wooden Puzzles

Dowdle Wooden Puzzles are a great gift for the puzzle fanatic and lover of folk art. They feature a high quality giclée print that is mounted on wood. You have several options to choose from including a classic Dowdle box or a keepsake wood box; existing die-cut or a specialized unique die-cut; you can even be painted into a Dowdle painting! – See the list below. Discover the world through the eyes of renowned folk artist Eric Dowdle, known for his gift of capturing the character and traditions of each place he visits. Experience the personality and charm of these historic and scenic places with a one-of-a-kind wooden puzzle.

TYPES OF WOODEN PUZZLES:

Classic 280pc / 300pc / 500pc

$59.99 - $139.99
  • Dowdle Image of Your Choice
  • High-Quality Giclée Print
  • Mounted on Wood
  • Precision Laser-Cut Puzzle Pieces
  • Collectible Dowdle Cardboard Box
  • Available as Custom Images

Vintage 280pc / 300pc / 500pc

$300 - $500
  • Dowdle Image of Your Choice
  • High-Quality Giclée Print
  • Mounted on Wood
  • Precision Laser-Cut Puzzle Pieces
  • Velvet drawstring bag
  • 22K Gold-Leafed Logo
  • Premium, Collectible Wooden Box w/Giclée Inset

DELIVERY:

Classic Wooden Puzzles: Allow 1-4 weeks for production and delivery.

Vintage Wooden Puzzles: Allow 2-6 weeks for production and delivery.

Personalized Wooden Puzzles: Allow 2-6 weeks for production and delivery.

BE PART OF THE ART

All Dowdle Wooden Puzzles are eligible for “Be Part Of The Art”

Eric has painted hundreds of people into the art already. In fact, when you look at any of the stadium art, many of the people in those stadiums are real! They’ve commissioned themselves to be placed with their favorite teams. It’s so fun! The only thing better than owning Eric’s art is personalizing yourself into Eric’s art and custom puzzles. Trust me. I know. Check out these videos that spotlight some stories about people who’ve become part of the art.

Select “Customize” on the art print that you would like to be a part of, and upload your photo!

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