Flights To Paris
Finding flights to Paris, France during peak travel season can be challenging. It is one of the most popular destinations in the Spring. It is the beginning of the tourist season and the most costly time to book flights to Paris. The demand remains strong through late September.
Airfare to Paris will drop slightly during the hottest part of the summer but don’t expect any super deals. Try to avoid flying to Paris around the Bastille Day holiday which occurs on July 14 as it is very busy through the city. Most French people take August off from work. You may find it easier to get good flights to Paris during this time however your vacation could be hampered somewhat because many cafes and shops will be closed.
Cheap flights to Paris can be found during non-peak travel seasons. This runs from November through March. Although Paris is among the best vacation destinations, few people travel during these months so you can expect to find some great deals. You will also find the best airline mileage plan offers during this period as well with some programs offering round trip flights to Paris for just 50,000 points. Although it is quite cold in Paris during the winter is beautiful during the Christmas season.
Paris is served by just two main airports which are Orly (ORL) and Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle (CDG). Most international flights will arrive at Charles de Gaulle airport while domestic flights into Paris tend to arrive at Orly.
Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle International Airport has the most transportation options once your flight arrives. It is connected to the metro area rail, bus, car, taxi, and shuttle. You can plan on a 1 hour journey into downtown from the airport with rail being the best option during rush hour. A taxi will cost about $75 or 50 Euro.
Orly Airport is also served by 2 rail lines (RER) and buses. This airport also feature a new shuttle service which conveniently takes you to the train station. You can also grab a Taxi to downtown ($50) or rent a car from ORL.
Once your Flight Arrives in Paris
Paris is the most romantic city in the world and offers many fun things to do. Regardless of how your flight to Paris was, once you step out of the airport you will be amazed by the city’s old world charm and beauty. Stroll down the serene River Seine or partake in the liveliness of the Latin quarter. There are many sidewalk cafés where you can sit and watch the Parisians go about their day as only the French can.
Don’t miss the main attractions of the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, Arc de Triumph, and the Louvre but also equally important is experiencing a quiet moment in less destined places. Treat yourself to an éclair and glass of Beaujolais from romantic bistro. There is something for every one of your senses in Paris.
You’ll most likely want to let your friends and family know that you have arrived in Paris safely. Phone cards are a handy item to have as your cell phone carrier will most likely not be unavailable in Paris and will require expensive roaming.