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Cheap Flights to France

Popular in December High demand for flights, 8% potential price rise
Cheapest in May Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price $1,416 Average for round-trip flights in August 2020
Round-trip from $1,426 From Melbourne to Paris
One-way from $619 One-way flight from Melbourne to Paris
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Cheapest prices for France flights by month

January
$1,233
February
$1,156
March
$1,145
April
$1,272
May
$1,134
June
$1,222
July
$1,334
August
$1,294
September
$1,295
October
$1,127
November
$1,152
December
$1,420
Currently, October is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to France. Flying to France in December will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to France?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
MEL - PAR
Price
$1,127 - $1,921
PAR
Temperature
8 - 25 °C
PAR
Rainfall
16 - 27 mm
The best time to fly to France is during October, but great deals can be found at other times. July sees the temperatures in France peak to their warmest. December tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to France?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to France, you should look to book at least 16 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to France?

The cheapest day to fly to France is usually Tuesday. At the moment, Friday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to France?

At the moment, flights in the afternoon are likely to offer the best value for money for your France trip. A flight at midday will more often than not be of higher cost.

About 80 million people took cheap flights to France last year, making it the world’s most popular tourist destination. As well as the hexagonal-shaped country in Western Europe and the island of Corsica, France has a number of overseas territories: Martinique, Guadeloupe, Reunion and French Guiana. 

For many, the mere idea of fetching fresh bread from the local boulangerie, seeing the Eiffel Tower up close or catching the scent of the lavender fields in the South of France is enough to spark travel to France. More than anyone else, it seems, the French know how to live, appreciating the value of simple fare and raising the production of bread, cheese and wine to near art forms. 

It’s a country of wonderful diversity, about 80 per cent of it is countryside. The beaches and fishing villages of the west coast, the small towns of the east, the towering snow-capped Alps in the south east, the densely forested and river-crossed Massif Central in the south and the Spain-bordering Pyrenees in the south west, not to mention the south of France – le Midi – that region of ritzy resort towns and historic cities. 

Paris, the capital, is one of the most enchanting cities. Its gilded streets, splendid buildings, stylish locals, and reputation as a city for lovers ensures its place on the visit-before-you-die lists. Lourdes, the small town in the foothills of the Pyrenees, welcomes more than five million religious tourists each year, while many Australians make a pilgrimage to the the key battlefields in France to pay their respects to the 48,000 men who were killed on the Western Front.

 

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France climate

France can be divided loosely into five regions. The north and northwest have a maritime climate. Winters are mild and summers are warm and rain falls year- round. In the southwest, winters are mild and summers are hot. Around the Pyrenees and along the border with Spain rainfall can be heavy. In the centre of the country, Paris for example, winters are cool and summers are hot. Along the Mediterranean Coast, the winters are mild and summers are very hot. Rain is scarce. The Mistral, a northerly wind, blows in the spring time bringing very cold weather. Corsica has a Mediterranean climate too, along the coast, that is. In the mountains, there’s plenty of snow in the winter. The Vosges in Alsace and Lorraine, the Jura and Alps along the borders with Switzerland and Italy, the Pyrenees in the extreme south, and the higher parts of the Massif Central get a lot of snow. 

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When is the best time to fly to France?

Peak Season: 

Mid-May to September (July and August in particular), the second half of October, Christmas and New Year’s, February, and Easter are the high season times in France. These follow the school holidays when French families and European tourists take to the cities and the resorts. 

Off Season:

November–February is the low season in the cities and at the beaches, but this is high season for skiers and snowboarders.

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Getting around France

The major cities – Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon, Nice and Strasbourg – have excellent public transport networks. Trains, buses and trams, in some cities, make it easy to get around. 

Air France, the flag-carrying airline, connects Paris with most of the big French cities. There are plenty of low-cost airlines operating in France too. EasyJet and Ryanair, to name just two well-known European no-frillers, both offer cheap flights around France. 

France’s rail network is best in class. The TGV trains, which travel at speeds in excess of 550kph, make getting between some cities faster than taking flights. The railway network runs to every corner of the country, but several routes radiate from Paris and cross-country routes and services are fewer and, sometimes, less frequent. 

Bus services augment the rail services especially in more rural areas. 

Hiring a car is a great idea, especially if you are travelling outside the major cities. In the bigger cities, traffic can be very heavy and parking can be difficult.

 

 

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