France has been the world’s most popular travel destination for over two decades already and is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Although most travelers enter the country through Paris, there is so much more to France. It would be a shame to come here and only visit a small par of it, so once you’ve booked a flight to France , you should consider adding at least one domestic flight in France.
Some Popular Destinations in France
There are so many things do see in a country the size of France and is impossible to plan to see them in a single trip. That’s why you should get acquainted to the most popular destinations in the country, outside of Paris:
- Flights to Bordeaux : Bordeaux is known as the city of wine. It is a very relaxed and tolerant city. The museums, cafes and art galleries which line up the former wet docks are the new hot spots in the city.
- Flights to Lyon: Lyon is the third biggest city in the country and is known for its gastronomy and history. It was founded by the Romans and UNESCO recognized it as the archetype of the heritage city. The Festival of Lights is the most popular event of the year.
- Flights to Marseille: Marseille is the biggest Mediterranean port, with a complicated history. The Old Harbor is a must-see attraction, while the museums and churches can keep you occupied for days.
- Flights to Nantes: Nantes is the historical capital of the “Pays de la Loire” region. Nice beach destinations are located close by.
Flights from Paris
Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) is one of the world’s most important hubs, as well as France’s biggest point of entry. It serves as the main hub for Air France and as the European hub for Delta Air Lines in addition to handling domestic flights. Another airport in the capital, Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) ranks second in passenger traffic both for international and domestic flights. Outside Paris, Nice Côte d’Azur Airport (NCE) handles the traffic for those visiting Cote d’Azur. Due to the proximity to Monaco, it also serves this city-state. Once you landed in Paris, you can fly to any major airport in the country and since France is well served by low-cost European carries, you should be able to find good deals from the capital.
Domestic Airlines Operating in France
Most of the domestic flights in France are run by the following airlines: Air France, easyJet, Europe Airpost and Ryanair. Air France offers the most routes including to smaller airports. Make sure to always compare the prices offered by the airlines in order to find the best deal.