Cheap flights to Île-de-France

'Vive le France' is a phrase that aptly describes any circumstance when astounded by anything French and beautiful. That's a saying that certainly applies to Ile-de-France, one of the most romantic places in the world. Millions of tourists visit here every year to see all the famous landmarks starting from the ubiquitous Eiffel Tower. These monuments are richly steeped in their grand history that harks back to the times when France was ruled by the monarchy that was then toppled with the Revolution.

History isn't the only fascinating quality of the Ile-de-France. The region is one of the world's largest economies, eclipsing those of Netherlands and nearly the size of the Turkish economy. This is due to the large number of Fortune Global 500 companies whose headquarters are stationed here. The region is also densely populated, with more people living in the region than in countries such as Belgium, Greece, and Norway.

The Paris metropolitan region has a multitude of sights that tourists will enjoy. One of the places to start exploring is the Eiffel Tower. This will let travellers get a magnificent panoramic view of the region, especially at night when the whole city is awash with lights. After a climb up the tower, it's time to visit the Louvre Museum and spend at least three hours marvelling at the treasures it holds. Tourists can go around examining the antiquities from different parts of the world and look at the paintings of da Vinci and Rembrandt, to name a few.

Another sought-after landmark to visit is the Palace of Versailles, which was once the seat of power of the French monarchy. Explore the palace and the gardens on a guided tour booked well in advance to view the royal chateau in all its breath-taking beauty. One part not to be missed is Marie Antoinette's hamlet, a place known for its rustic and pastoral charm which the Queen enjoyed on her retreats from the court.

Once tourists have gone to all the sights they want to view, it's time to go underground to the Catacombs of Paris. This historical site, situated 20m below, contains the graves of around six million Parisians who were transferred between 18th to 19th centuries. Guests will get to see the tombs of famous French personalities such as Francois Rabelais, Jean de la Fontaine, and Charles Perrault.

How to get around within Ile-de-France

Tourists who need help getting around the region will be delighted with the amount of options available. Those going on public transportation will be delighted with the convenience, whether they choose to go by bus or train. Different types of buses are available starting with the Balabus, a sightseeing mode of transport that will take travellers to the majority of the region's main sights. For those travelling at night, the Noctilien goes around the city from 12:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. The rest of the bus network has 59 routes, allowing passengers to move easily from one point to another.

The train is also a fast way to get around, as it travels around 300 stations. This makes it important for passengers to know which station they should ride and then alight. Maps are available at the ticket offices, where tourists can also enquire.

Driving around with a rental car is also possible, but only recommended if travellers are not hurrying to get to an appointment. Taxis are also available, but they can be costly for long trips.

How to get there

When travelling to Ile-de-France, tourists will most likely land on Charles de Gaulle Airport, the country's main hub for international flights and one of the world's major aviation centres. Major airlines from Europe, North America, Middle East, Africa, and Asia regularly come here to drop off passengers, making it easy to reach the famous Ile-de-France region. 

Flights to Île-de-France

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