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Flights to France in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 13% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price$1,871Average for return flights in December 2021
Return from$1,153From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Paris
One-way from$427One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to France

Cheap flights to France in December, January 2021

The best prices found for PAR flights for December, January
21 Dec. - 29 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CDG

Paris Charles de Gaulle

3 stops

45h 55m
CDG

Paris Charles de Gaulle

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

47h 35m
$1,153

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 7/12/21

22 Dec. - 26 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CDG

Paris Charles de Gaulle

3 stops

52h 20m
CDG

Paris Charles de Gaulle

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

47h 35m
$1,180

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 6/12/21

22 Dec. - 5 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CDG

Paris Charles de Gaulle

3 stops

45h 55m
CDG

Paris Charles de Gaulle

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

40h 00m
$1,191

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 7/12/21

France 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to France found for this year
21 Dec. - 29 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CDG

Paris Charles de Gaulle

3 stops

45h 55m
CDG

Paris Charles de Gaulle

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

47h 35m
$1,153

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 7/12/21

22 Dec. - 26 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CDG

Paris Charles de Gaulle

3 stops

52h 20m
CDG

Paris Charles de Gaulle

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

47h 35m
$1,180

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 6/12/21

22 Dec. - 5 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CDG

Paris Charles de Gaulle

3 stops

45h 55m
CDG

Paris Charles de Gaulle

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

40h 00m
$1,191

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 7/12/21

Last minute flights to France

Late deals on return flights to France, departing today and this week
17 Dec. - 10 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CDG

Paris Charles de Gaulle

3 stops

49h 20m
CDG

Paris Charles de Gaulle

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

50h 15m
$1,272

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 8/12/21

13 Dec. - 30 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ORY

Paris Orly

2 stops

53h 25m
ORY

Paris Orly

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

37h 05m
$1,305

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 7/12/21

13 Dec. - 3 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CDG

Paris Charles de Gaulle

3 stops

48h 10m
CDG

Paris Charles de Gaulle

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

45h 15m
$1,336

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 8/12/21

Can I fly to France from Australia right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Australia to France

Most visitors from Australia need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter France.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Australia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken less than 48 hours before departing to France.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Australia are not required to quarantine after entering France.

Documents
Travel Certificate - To be filled up by travelers with compelling reason.

HEALTH PASS - It will be used for public activities.


Can I fly back to Australia from France?

Returning to Australia from France

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from France must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Australia.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from France are not required to quarantine after entering Australia.

When is the best time to fly to France?

Average France flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month

SYD - PAR

Price

$1,144 - $1,950

PAR

Temperature

5 - 21 °C

PAR

Precipitation

41 - 63 mm

March is typically the best time to fly to France, but there are other times where great deals are available. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to France then July is statistically the hottest. May is historically the period with most rainfall.

Where are the most popular flight destinations in France?

According to our users, the most popular flight destination in France is Paris, followed by Nice, Lyon, Toulouse and Marseille.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

What is good to know if travelling to France?

Things to do and see in France

  • There’s no denying that Paris is an expensive city, but if you time it right, you could pick up some savings in stylish French fashions. The post-Christmas sales start in the middle of January (the tourist off season). The department stores on Boulevard Haussmann offer mark downs of between 20 and 70 per cent. There are also great discount shopping outlets such as La Vallée Village, a 35-minute drive from Paris. 
  • Bordeaux, a famous wine-producing region, is where Vinexpo takes place each year. It’s the largest exhibition on wine and spirits in the world. 
  • Nantes has several museums, one of the best known is the one dedicated to Jules Verne, the Nantes-born writer of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in Eighty Days fame. Other museums include the Natural History Museum, Dobree museum, Fine Arts Museum and Museum of printing. 
  • La Route du Rock festival takes place in Saint-Malo in Brittany. Saint-Malo is a walled town surrounded by the sea, not far from Cancale, one of the best places in France for eating oysters. The festival is completely independent, one for real music aficionados. The mix of big names – including the Cure, Franz Ferdinand and Pulp – and less well-known bands is great. 
  • Hossegor is a top surfing spot, about half an hour from Biarritz in the Pays Basque.

Popular regions to fly to in France

Not sure where to visit in France? Start by selecting one of the most popular places in France below to filter down your possible destination.