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What is France like?

Whether you're visiting for the culture, the food or the diverse natural beauty, France has inexhaustible attractions to satisfy even the hardest to please travellers. From Paris' iconic Eiffel Tower and Mona Lisa to the beaches of the Côte d'Azur and the wines of Champagne and Bordeaux, it's no wonder France is the world's most popular country to visit.

Which airlines fly to France?

It's not possible to take direct flights from New Zealand to France, but you can get to Paris with just 1 stop when you fly with:

How long is the flight to France?

Flights to Paris

Auckland to Paris

26 hours 30 minutes (1 stop)

Christchurch to Paris

28 hours 35 minutes (2 stops)

Queenstown to Paris

27 hours 45 minutes (2 stops)

Wellington to Paris

29 hours 20 minutes (2 stops)

Flights to Nice

Auckland to Nice

28 hours 40 minutes (2 stops)

Christchurch to Nice

31 hours 30 minutes (3 stops)

Queenstown to Nice

31 hours 55 minutes (3 stops)

Wellington to Nice

31 hours 45 minutes (3 stops)

What is the best time to visit France?

France can be enjoyed all year round. Summer is the high season (June to August), which means you'll have to deal with crowds.

If you prefer to avoid long lines, spring and autumn (March-May and September-November) are still pleasantly warm, but there's more chance of rain.

Do I need a visa for France?

No. New Zealand nationals can enter France visa-free and stay up to 90 days.

How expensive is France?

Most prices in France are on par with New Zealand, with the exception of restaurant meals that tend to cost a few euros more.

France uses the euro, so you won't have to change money if you're arriving from another eurozone country.

Useful tips about France

Learning a little French can go a long way. At the very least, greeting people with bonjour monsieur/madame/mademoiselle, s'il vous plaît (please) and merci (thank you) will be appreciated.

Looking for something different on your French holiday? The historic river city of Angers is one of New Zealand's least searched-for destinations, so you won't have to share this undiscovered gem with many tourists.

For more travels off the beaten path, watch this video from The New York Times on Strasbourg, France:

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Please note: all information is correct as of February, 2018.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.