Flights to France, the World's most Popular Holiday Destination

Flights Direct NZ - Cheap Flights To France

With beautiful provinces, Mediterranean beaches, glittering seaside resorts, magnificent chateaux and Disneyland Paris among just some of the attractions, no wonder France is the world's most popular holiday destination. To visit, just arrange your holiday flights to France through Flights Direct, and take advantage of our cheap airfare choices. We have a wealth of information about where to visit at the different times of the year, so you can truly maximise your time in this fabulous travel destination.

Romantic Holidays in Paris

The French capital Paris, is known for its familiar landmarks, Eiffel Tower, Note Dame, Louvre Museum, but also as the world's most romantic and beautiful city. Disneyland Paris, the newest tourist attraction in Paris with magical lands, amazing attractions and rides, Disney characters and shows and parades, is a destination all of its own.

Beautiful French Provinces

Bordeaux in the south west of France is the true capital of fine wine and food, base yourself in this charming old city to explore the world's best wine making region.

On the wine trail, further north is the Burgundy(Bourgogne) region, famous for red wines and a beautiful scenic region to visit. Visit the vineyards, planted mostly with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grape varieties, the beautiful and historic abbeys and châteaux, or explore this gloriously unspoilt countryside.

To the east of Paris is the Champagne region, for enjoyable cellar visits and champagne tasting in the town of Epernay. Many of the most famous champagne producers, including Moët & Chandon or Perrier-Jouët are centred here.

In the central area of France is the Loire Valley, this picturesque region combines architectural elegance of abbeys and chateaus with rivers and canal waterways.

Visit the delightful Provence region with its wealth of old towns and villages, dating back to the Middle Ages, evokes images of lavender fields, ancient stone houses and terraced olive groves.

High Alpine peaks in Provence descend to the sundrenched French Riveria which averages 300 days of sunshine a year. Here are the beautiful beaches and seaside resorts that are visited by many of the worlds super yachts.

Nice is the biggest resort on the French Riviera with historic quarters, a beautiful long seafront, a famous flower market and museums.

Cannes the other famous city in this region is well known for its film festivals, and Saint Tropez is popular with celebrities.

French Cuisine

The French passion for food and wine embodies the French way of life, and regions have developed their own distinctive cuisine.

Over 300 types of cheese are produced in France with the popular soft French cheese like brie and camembert originating from Paris and the north west, the harder cheese such as emmental from the east, and the famous blue cheese, Roquefort from southern France. Cheese and fresh baguettes are a central element of French cuisine, accompanied with wine. French crepes (gallettes) originated from Brittany, initially and this region is also noted for divine seafood, fresh from the coastline.

In the Lorraine region sample quiche lorraine and fruit preserves.

Olives, herbs, and vegetables are Provence's speciality, as is the vegetable dish ratatouille.

Snails prepared with butter and garlic, sourced from Burgundy are a true French delicacy.