France has long been a favorite destination for flights from all around the world. The reasons still exist – romantic cities, rugged north west coastlines, Mediterranean south coast, many wine growing regions, excellent food, and of course, winter sports in the Alps and the Pyrenees.
There are several major airports in France
Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport
is located about 25 kilometers away from Paris. It is named after the former French President General Charles de Gaulle. Every year more than eight million people choose to fly into this major international city. There is a new departure hall, the Galerie Parisienne, opened in June 2007 and it is the largest departure hall in the country with more than 20 gates. Terminal 2G, a Schengen terminal with no customs control, opened in September 2008. Another new terminal, S3, is now fully operational.
Location: 95700 Roissy-en-France
Nearby hotels: citizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, Pullman Paris Roissy CDG Airport, Ibis Styles Paris CDG Airport Roissy
Tel: +33 1 70 36 39 50
Paris Orly (ORY)
is a hub for six different airlines including Transavia France and Corsairfly. This is a popular airport with customers who want to get to Paris without having to go through the vast Charles de Gaulle and there are a number of low cost flights there with easy Jet. With 26 million passengers per year going through its doors this is one of the major airports.
Nearby hotels: Ibis Orly Aeroport, Hilton Paris Orly, Mercure Orly Aeroport
(also known as Nice Côte d’Azur Airport) is a busy international airport in France which serves the coastal city Nice. With a convenient location in the Alpes-Maritimes department of France, this airport is ideal for driving to the French Riviera, the Alps Mountains or the nation state of Monaco. Because Nice Airport welcomes so many celebrities there is an easy access helipad located here.
Location: Rue Costes et Bellonte, 6206 Nice
Nearby hotels: Ibis Styles Nice Airport Arenas, Novotel Nice Aeroport Cap 3000, Novotel Suites Nice Aeroport Arenas
Tel: +33 820 42 33 33
Lyon Airport (LYS)
is also known as the Lyon Saint Exupery Airport and it serves the Rhone Alpes region. With more than 7.5 million annual passengers, this is the fourth busiest airport in France.It is well connected by public transport including the TGV train.
Location: 915 rue d Espagne | Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport, 69125 Colombier-Saugnieu
Nearby hotels: NH Lyon Airport, Kyriad Lyon – Aeroport Saint Exupery, Ibis Budget Aeroport Lyon Saint Exupery
Tel: 00 1 212-245-5462
Marseille Airport (airport code MRS)
is also known as the Marseille Marignane Airport or alternatively as the Marseille Provence Airport. This is a busy international airport which offers flights to destinations across Europe and North Africa too.
Location: 13727 Marignane
Nearby hotels: Hotel Europa, BEST WESTERN Marseille Aeroport, Ibis Budget Aeroport Marseille Provence
Tel: +33 820 81 14 14
Toulouse Airport (airport code TLS)
is also known as Toulouse Blagnac Airport. That is because Blagnac is located just to the north of Toulouse Airport. The original terminal opened over thirty years ago but has been supplemented by three further halls, the last one, a state of the art building, was completed in 2004.
Location: Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, Blagnac Cédex, 31703
Nearby hotels: Novotel Toulouse Aéroport, Campanile Toulouse-Blagnac Aéroport, Radisson Blu Hotel Toulouse Airport
Tel: +33 825 380 000
Bordeaux Airport (airport code BOD)
is within the department of Gironde. The airport has had a long war time history. It used to be used as a major air base by the Americans during the Cold War and today the French air force still use the airport.
Location: Cédex 40, 33700, Mérignac
Nearby hotels: Novotel Bordeaux Airport, Ibis Bordeaux Airport, Comfort Hotel Bordeaux Mérignac
Tel: +33 5 5634 5050