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Flights to France in 2021

Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 8% potential price rise
Cheapest inNovemberBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceR8 700Average for round-trip flights in March 2021
Round-trip fromR7 142From Johannesburg to Paris
One-way fromR5 405One-way flight from Johannesburg to Paris

Cheapest prices for France flights by month

January
R8 918
February
R8 555
March
R8 489
April
R8 823
May
R8 422
June
R8 841
July
R9 767
August
R9 706
September
R8 815
October
R8 398
November
R8 509
December
R9 564
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to France is October. The most expensive month for flights is July. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to France?

JNB - PAR
Price
R8 398 - R13 266
PAR
Temperature
8 - 25 °C
PAR
Rainfall
16 - 27 mm
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, October is seen as the time to fly to France, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to France, the warmest period tends to be July, with the wettest being December.

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 58 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?

At the moment, Wednesday is the most economical day to take a flight to France. Saturday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to France?

France flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the morning. Booking a flight in the evening will likely mean higher prices.

France needs little introduction. It’s got the lot! 75 million tourists each year go to see it for themselves. It’s the most-visited country in the world, renowned for its stylish cities, quiet villages, snow-topped mountains, sandy beaches, lavender fields and, of course, its wine and cuisine.

Its capital, Paris, is the last word in romance. The City of Light seduces everyone who visits – that’s the most visited city in the world. Its landmarks are iconic – the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame de Paris, the Louvre – its streets are fabled – Avenue des Champs-Elysees, the Left Bank, the Latin Quarter and Montparnasse. It acquired another tourist magnet a couple of decades ago too – Disneyland Paris, the most-visited theme park in Europe.

Outside of Paris, travellers are spoiled for choice! Mountains or beaches, oceans or rivers, cities or villages. The only certainty is that you’ll be planning return flights to France before you leave.

The French Overseas Departments and Territories in the South Pacific, Indian Ocean and Caribbean are French Guiana, French Polynesia, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Réunion, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon and Wallis and Futuna.

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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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