Flying to France
Airports In France

Air France Plane

There are many airports in France that you can fly into so you can get to your destination travel area quicker and save your vacation time for exploring vs train travel or driving a long distance, which can be costly.

Let’s say you want to visit a particular region and want to avoid going into Paris. International flights go directly to Nice, for example or you can change to a connecting flight at a Paris airport.

Make sure if you have a connection that your incoming flight and connecting flight leave from the same airport! Roissy/Charles de Gaulle and Orly are 26 mi (41 km) apart. So it’s a big time consuming pain to switch airports!

The major international Airports in France are in Paris

Two airports:
Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle (CDG) in the North of Paris. It is the largest airport. Air France flights from North America fly only into CDG.

Orly (ORY) in the south of Paris. Smaller than CDG.

From both airports it will take you about the same amount of time to get into central Paris.

If you have a layover or a very early morning flight you might want to stay at a Paris airport hotel.

If you want to fly to another region, we use CheapOair for rates and deals. It is easy to add another city to your itinerary.
Say you fly into Paris and then to the south of France and then fly back to Paris from another city. It is easy to do. They also have deals and discounts: Logo 88x31 CheapOair

Outside of Paris

Airports in France with frequent international flights

  • Lyon France Airport
  • Nice
  • Bordeaux
  • Marseille
  • Biarritz
  • Nimes
  • Toulouse

TripAdvisor is also good for finding flights and comparing prices.

If you are traveling to some of the popular tourist areas check out these airports for your termination point:

Aéroport International Strasbourg. In the city of Entzheim. 10km (6.2 miles) SW of Strasbourg.

Aeroport de Roune. In the city of Boos. 10km (6.2 miles) SE of Rouen.


Flights to Brittany into Nantes airport.

Rennes flights fly into Rennes airport.

Aeroport Avignon-Caumont. 8km (5 mi) SE of Avignon. Direct flights from Orly.

The Riviera
fly into Marseille or Nice (see below)

Nice and Monaco
Aeroport International Nice Cote d’Azur.
7km (4 mi.) from Nice. France’s 2nd busiest airport. Direct flights from Paris and international cities.

St. Tropez and Cannes area

Aeroport de Marseille-Provence

Outside the city of Marseille. 91km (57 mi.) from St. Tropez.

Marseille Airport

Aeroport St. Tropez-La Mole. 15 km (9mi) from St. Tropez

Aeroport Toulon-Hyeres. Outside the city of Toulon. 56km (35 mi) from St. Tropez

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