Cheap Flights to France

 

cheap-flights-to-franceLocated in Western Europe, France spans 640,679km² and has borders with Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Spain. France comprises tranquil villages, medieval and port cities, beaches, mountains and is renowned for its wines and sophisticated cuisine.

With more than 70 airports around the country, Charles de Gaulle in Paris is the busiest. Visitors to France from South Africa can fly with a number of airlines offering cheap flights to France, some of which include KLM, Air France, Etihad and South African Airways.

The capital city Paris, famous for the Eiffel Tower is a major European city and the heart of fashion houses, classical art museums, culinary art and culture. The cityscape is crisscrossed by boulevards and the River Seine and eminent for its designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

With a rich history, present day Marseille was founded in 600 BC by Ionian Greeks initially from Phocaea, making it Frances oldest city. Lyon in the Rhône-Alps region, situated at the convergence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, has a city centre that reflects 2,000 years of history. Bordeaux in south-western France is a port city on the Garonne and focal point of the wine-growing region. It’s well known for its numerous fine and contemporary art museums and 18th/19th century mansions. The river quays are lined with public gardens and the city is home to the Bordeaux Cathedral, Musée dAquitaine and the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux.

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Cheapest One-Way Flights To Paris, France

Route Airline Price Trip dates Search date
Flights from Cape Town to Paris Metropolitan Area Ethiopian Airlines R2 994 31 May 7 Aug 12:10
Flights from Durban to Paris Metropolitan Area Ethiopian Airlines R3 114 10 Jun 4 Aug 17:27
Flights from Johannesburg to Paris Metropolitan Area Egypt Air R3 194 15 Mar 25 Nov 06:10
Flights from Cape Town to Paris Metropolitan Area Kenya Airways R3 199 26 Sep 11 Dec 06:10
Flights from Johannesburg to Paris Metropolitan Area Saudi Arabian Airlines R3 319 7 May 4 Aug 17:29
Flights from Johannesburg to Paris Metropolitan Area Kenya Airways R3 394 25 Mar 10 Dec 06:10
Flights from Johannesburg to Paris Metropolitan Area Air Frace R3 454 15 Feb 11 Dec 20:48
Flights from Johannesburg to Paris Metropolitan Area Ethiopian Airlines R3 454 1 Apr 24 Oct 06:10
Flights from Durban to Paris Metropolitan Area South African Airways R3 594 21 Jun 11 Aug 12:10
Flights from Johannesburg to Paris Metropolitan Area Etihad Airways R3 709 18 Feb 11 Dec 20:48
Prices based on live searches up till 11 Dec 00:00 and are subject to change.


Cheapest Return Flights To Paris, France

Route Airline Price Trip dates Search date
Flights from Cape Town to Paris Metropolitan Area Ethiopian Airlines R5 989 31 May 7 Aug 12:10
Flights from Durban to Paris Metropolitan Area Ethiopian Airlines R6 229 10 Jun 4 Aug 17:27
Flights from Cape Town to Paris Metropolitan Area Kenya Airways R6 399 26 Sep 11 Dec 06:10
Flights from Johannesburg to Paris Metropolitan Area Saudi Arabian Airlines R6 639 7 May 4 Aug 17:29
Flights from Johannesburg to Paris Metropolitan Area Kenya Airways R6 789 25 Mar 10 Dec 06:10
Flights from Johannesburg to Paris Metropolitan Area Ethiopian Airlines R6 909 1 Apr 24 Oct 06:10
Flights from Durban to Paris Metropolitan Area South African Airways R7 189 21 Jun 11 Aug 12:10
Flights from Johannesburg to Paris Metropolitan Area Etihad Airways R7 419 18 Feb 11 Dec 20:48
Flights from Cape Town to Paris Metropolitan Area Iberia Airlines R7 499 3 Feb 21 Oct 06:10
Flights from Durban to Paris Metropolitan Area Egypt Air R8 739 16 Jul 23 Aug 06:10
Prices based on live searches up till 11 Dec 00:00 and are subject to change.


Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, France

Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), 95700 Roissy-en-France, France

Orly Airport, France

Orly Airport, 94390 Orly, France

Nice Airport, France

Aéroport Nice Côte d’Azur, 06206 Nice, France

 

Weather In Paris, France

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High 9°/Low 6°
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Frances climate
Spring            : March to June

Summer         : June to September

Autumn          : September to December

Winter            : December to March

France experiences cold winters with mild summers but along the French Riviera and south-west of France, summers are hot with mild winters. The mountainous regions of the Alps, Pyrenees and Auvergne have plenty of snowfall during winter.

When to fly to France
The ideal time to visit Paris in spring is from 21st March to 21st June with temperatures during May around 20°C and rainfall every third day. Accommodation over this period is expensive.

A popular summer month to visit Paris is June when average temperatures reach 25°C with rain every fifth day. Being the high season its expensive.

If you dont mind wet, overcast and windy weather, visiting during autumn is more relaxed with fewer tourists but the most inexpensive time for Paris is during winter, its cold and wet with daytime temperatures rarely falling to below freezing and occasional snowfall.

Getting around France
The best way to get around France, other than in a hired vehicle is by rail. With an excellent train network run by the national operator SNCF, its’ a popular mode of travel with ticket fares varying according to comfort, class and time of departure. The TGV (Train de Grande Vitesse) is a high speed train that travels at a speed of 300km per hour, taking just three hours from Paris to Bordeaux. When purchasing train cards, travellers save up to 60 per cent, beneficial for large families. Ouigo is a low-cost train that runs between Paris and the south of France but there are also other slow overnight trains with fairly comfortable 6-bunk compartments, clean sheets and blankets. Purchasing your train tickets early gets you cheaper rates including purchasing via Voyages-SNCF, the official online ticket distributor.

France – insider information

  • In Paris, visit the Louvre Palace, stroll through manicured lawns in the Luxemburg Gardens or relax under towering trees at the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont.
  • Historians cannot miss the Roman theatre in Lyon or the enormous Palace of Versailles.
  • The Parc du Château affords a stunning view of Nice, the port and the Baie des Anges, with its location on a rocky outcrop above the city. The Cascade Donjon, an artificial 18th century waterfall with a viewing platform and children’s playground is ideal for picnics and pop over to the Russian St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral that opened in 1912.
  • In Bordeaux, enjoy opera, dance or music at the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux that opened in 1780 with La Fille Mal Gardée premiering in 1789, and a must is the Église Sainte-Crois, a Roman Catholic abbey built in the early 11th/12th The Basilica of St. Michael built between the 14th and 16th century has its pulpit symbolising Saint Michael slaying the dragon.
  • Have a sweeping view of the Rhine River in Strasbourg while visiting the 12th century Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral.
  • Take in the 15th century Château des Ducs de Bretagne in Nantes, home to the Dukes of Brittany and the Nantes Cathedral that opened in 1891.
  • Fourvière in Lyon offers the site of the original Roman settlement of Lugdunum and Lyon offers historians a Roman amphitheatre, medieval and Renaissance architecture in Vieux Lyon.
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