Air Transat makes France travel easier than ever

Nearly 50 direct flights a week to the country’s largest cities, plus TGV AIR connections to 18 cities departing from Paris

Montreal, July 2, 2019 – Ready to explore France this summer, from Paris to Provence and points in between? Air Transat's extensive range of flights makes it easy. The leading summer-season carrier to the country for over 30 years, Air Transat serves seven of France’s largest cities from Canada’s major metropolitan centres. Complementing that attractive flight program, Air Transat offers TGV AIR service in collaboration with France’s national railway company, the SNCF, providing high-speed train links to 18 French cities. You can get to anywhere In France thanks to Air Transat!

Paris and so much more

Paris is a must-see on any trip to France, whether it’s your first or 10th visit to the Ville-Lumière. The city never sleeps and always offers something new, to the delight of urban explorers and foodies alike. And getting there in summer is easier than ever: Air Transat has boosted frequency on its year-round Montreal–Paris route, with two direct flights daily in high season (for a total of 14 direct flights weekly), and offers service from other Canadian cities including Toronto (five direct flights a week), Vancouver (three direct flights a week), Quebec City (three direct flights per week) and Calgary (12 flights a week via Toronto or Montreal).

Air Transat passengers arriving at Paris–Charles de Gaulle Airport who want to travel throughout the country can do so easily by high-speed rail. TGV AIR service provides vacationers with convenient connections to 18 cities in France as well as Brussels, Belgium. Destinations like Aix-en-Provence, Angers, Avignon, Bordeaux, Le Mans, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Metz-Nancy, Montpellier, Nantes, Nîmes, Poitiers, Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Rennes, Tours St-Pierre-des-Corps, Strasbourg and Valence are accessible year-round by TGV via Paris–CDG. All on a single fare, a single ticket and a single booking made on the Air Transat website or through a travel agent.

Flights to seven of France's largest cities

Departing from Montreal, Air Transat flies direct all summer long to seven of France’s largest cities: Paris, Marseille (five direct flights a week), Nantes (three direct flights a week), Bordeaux (four direct flights a week), Toulouse (four direct flights a week), Nice (three direct flights a week), and Lyon (five direct flights a week). These destinations are also accessible via Toronto, Vancouver, Quebec City and Calgary[1] thanks to the carrier’s connecting flights program.

Destination: The Alps

Getting to Switzerland or Germany is a simple matter via Basel Mulhouse Airport, strategically located at the crossroads of the two countries and France: it’s the perfect destination for travellers who want to see everything! This summer, Air Transat has added a further direct flight out of Montreal, for a total of two per week, and Basel Mulhouse is also accessible from Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, and Quebec City via connecting flights.

France travel ideas

Prospective travellers looking to learn more about France can check out Experience Transat, a blog by and for world travellers who love exploring: it’s teeming with personal travelogues, go-to places to shop and eat, great sites to visit, must-do activities, and inspiring stories about the destination. See, for example, how to take an off-the-beaten-path tour of France, enjoy eight great things to do in Bordeaux, spend six days in picturesque Provence, visit Biarritz thanks to locals' top picks, or explore Lyon's vibrant food culture.

Freedom and comfort with Air Transat

To help you get the most out of your trip, Air Transat offers the Europe multi-destination option, allowing you to land in one city and leave from another at no extra charge. This convenient feature expands the available choice of itineraries through different combinations of arrival and departure cities, such as Paris and Marseille, Bordeaux and Lyon, or Nantes and Toulouse. You’ll never have to back-track!

As always, all passengers flying to Europe can look forward to an incomparable in-flight experience from Air Transat, recently named the World’s Best Leisure Airline for the second year running at the Skytrax World Airline Awards. Cabin comfort, Club Class, free warm meals, personalized inflight entertainment available via individual touch screens or the mobile app, Kids Club, and our courteous, attentive personnel are just some of the features that make flying Air Transat such a pleasure.

Details of Air Transat flights to France and Switzerland - Summer 2019

From Montreal

 

Number of flights (during peak season)

France

 

Bordeaux

4 direct flights a week

Lyon

5 direct flights a week

Marseille

5 direct flights a week

Nantes

3 direct flights a week

Nice

3 direct flights a week

Paris

14 direct flights a week

Toulouse

4 direct flights a week

Switzerland

 

Basel Mulhouse

2 direct flights a week

 From Toronto

 

Number of flights (during peak season)

France

 

Bordeaux

6 flights a week via Montreal

Lyon

6 flights a week via Montreal

Marseille

7 flights a week via Montreal

Nantes

6 flights a week via Montreal

Nice

2 flights a week via Montreal

Paris

5 direct flights a week and 12 flights a week via Montreal

Toulouse

4 flights a week via Montreal

Switzerland

 

Basel Mulhouse

2 flights a week via Montreal

From Vancouver

 

Number of flights (during peak season)

France

 

Bordeaux

2 flights a week via Montreal

Lyon

3 flights a week via Montreal

Marseille

4 flights a week via Montreal

Nantes

2 flights a week via Montreal

Nice

2 flights a week via Montreal

Paris

3 direct flights a week and 13 flights a week via Montreal or Toronto

Toulouse

3 flights a week via Montreal

Switzerland

 

Basel Mulhouse

2 flights a week via Montreal

From Calgary

 

Number of flights (during peak season)

France

 

Bordeaux

1 flight a week via Montreal

Lyon

2 flights a week via Montreal

Marseille

3 flights a week via Montreal

Nantes

2 flights a week via Montreal

Paris

12 flights a week via Montreal or Toronto

Toulouse

2 flights a week via Montreal

Switzerland

 

Basel Mulhouse

1 flight a week via Montreal

From Quebec City

 

Number of flights (during peak season)

France

 

Bordeaux

2 flights a week via Montreal

Lyon

3 flights a week via Montreal

Marseille

3 flights a week via Montreal

Nantes

2 flights a week via Montreal

Nice

1 flight a week via Montreal

Paris

3 direct flights a week and 6 flights a week via Montreal

Toulouse

2 flights a week via Montreal

Switzerland

 

Basel Mulhouse

1 flight a week via Montreal

About Air Transat

Air Transat is Canada’s number one leisure airline. It flies to some 60 international destinations in more than 25 countries in the Americas and Europe, offers domestic and connecting flights within Canada, and carries some 5 million passengers every year. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., a leading integrated international tourism company specializing in holiday travel and offering vacation packages, hotel stays and air travel. Transat was awarded Travelife certification in 2018 in recognition of its commitment to sustainable development. Based in Montreal, it has 5,000 employees.

Recent distinctions and awards

  • Named World’s Best Leisure Airline at the Skytrax World Airline Awards

  • Voted Best Tour Operator and Favourite Overall Supplier at the Agents’ Choice Awards presented by Baxter Travel Media

  • Voted Best Airline and Best Tour Operator at the Trophées Uni-Vers awards organized by the Association des Agents de Voyages du Québec

  • Ranked among Canada’s Best Employers and first among airlines on Forbes magazine’s list


[1] From Calgary, all cities are offered via a connecting flight except Nice.

 

Informations: Marie-Annick Lalande, Public Relations and Marketing Advisor Transat, 514 987-1616, ext. 4076, MarieAnnick.Lalande@transat.com

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