Flights to France

Best student & youth fares right now to France

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Student flights from Canada to France

Dreaming of a trip to Paris? Who isn’t? France is the most popular country in the world for tourists, welcoming over 90 million visitors every year. Thankfully, there’s plenty of space for everyone, whether you want to enjoy the hustle and bustle of a big city like Paris or head out to the countryside or the French Alps for something a little quieter. Wherever you go, there’s sure to be plenty of good food, wine, art, culture, music, sights to see and things to do.

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What are the main France airport hubs?

Of course, your destination in France will determine where you’ll want to fly into, but Paris is by far the busiest airport in France. Many travellers, even if they’re travelling elsewhere in France, choose to fly into Paris because of the large range of options and the often-cheaper flights. Keep in mind that Paris has two major international airports: Paris Charles de Gaulle, about 30 minutes from the city center and Paris Orly, about 20 minutes from the city center. Make sure you check which one you’re flying into and out of before you go! There are also flights into Nice, Lyon, Toulouse, and other cities around France.

How to fly from Canada to France

Flights from Canada to France generally take between 7-11 hours, depending on which coast you’re flying from. If you have a connecting flight, of course, you can expect it will take longer. You can fly nonstop from Canada to Paris if you fly from cities like Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and more. Some of the most popular airlines for flying to France include Air Canada and Air France.

When is the best time to fly to France?

Generally, the best time to visit France is during what’s known as “shoulder season”—March through May or September and October. These months offer fewer crowds, cooler weather and cheaper prices. Summers in France can be hot and busy—Paris sees plenty of tourists between June and August, and even the quieter cities in the South of France are packed with French tourists escaping the heat for a summer holiday. Springtime in France is also particularly beautiful.

When is the cheapest time to book a flight from Canada to France?

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Why do Canadian students love visiting France?

What’s not to love about France? From the romantic City of Lights to the fairytale towns like Colmar and Carcassonne to the amazing wines, cheeses, croissants and other French foods, there’s a lot to love. Wherever you decide to stay, Canadian students love France for studying abroad, as a starting place for backpacking around Europe or just for a trip to Paris.

France universities and campuses

France has some incredible universities, so there’s plenty of choices if you’re thinking about studying abroad here. From the University of Paris to the prestigious Sorbonne University, there’s a lot of fantastic options, no matter what you’re studying. You may want to check with your home university first to see what options they offer for studying abroad in France—many Canadian universities already have partnerships with universities in France, which will save you a lot of time and planning!

French lifestyle and culture

The French lifestyle and culture is one that is often admired from around the world. With a focus on enjoying life’s simple pleasures and taking time for art, beauty, fashion and good food, there’s a lot to love. Life in France, obviously, differs quite a bit depending on where in France you are. However, you can expect to enjoy many long dinners, mornings in cafes, shopping at farmers markets and fancy boutiques, among so many other things. Keep in mind that life in France is not always as fast-paced as you might be used to life in the Canada being. For example, it’s not uncommon to have to wait 10-15 minutes to be greeted by a server once seated at a restaurant. Just be patient and remember to slow down and enjoy the chance to sit back and relax a bit!

Exploring France on a student budget

Although Paris can be expensive, France is definitely possible on a student budget if you know where to go. Take the Metro or just walk instead of trying to hail a cab—it’ll be much easier and cheaper! Keep in mind too that many things to see in Paris are free: explore the Luxembourg Gardens, Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Sacre Coeur, snap some pics of the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, wander along the River Seine—the list goes on. If you’re travelling outside of Paris, taking the train can be an easy (and cheap) way to get to other cities in France. Also, wherever you are, try to eat from smaller, local cafes and restaurants rather than eating at a sit-down restaurant for each meal.

Frequently asked questions about flying from Canada to France

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