5 Largest Airports in France

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Top 5 Airports and Booking Hotels with Frenchway Travel for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibits

France, with its rich history, culture, and thriving business landscape, has long been a favored destination for corporate events, meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibits (MICE). As a business traveler or corporate event planner, ensuring a smooth and successful trip to France is paramount. Frenchway Travel, your dedicated travel partner, is here to guide you through the process, from choosing the right airport to booking the perfect accommodations.

Why Choose France for Your Business Travel Needs

Before we dive into the logistics of group travel in France, let’s take a moment to understand why France is a prime destination for business travelers and corporate events:

Business Opportunities: France boasts a diverse and robust economy, making it an ideal place for networking, deal-making, and expanding business horizons.

Cultural Significance: France’s rich cultural heritage, from iconic landmarks to culinary delights, adds a touch of elegance to corporate events and conferences.

World-Class Facilities: The country offers world-class venues, hotels, and convention centers to cater to the needs of MICE travelers.

The Role of Frenchway Travel

At Frenchway Travel, we specialize in turning your business travel and corporate events into memorable and successful experiences. Here’s how we can assist:

Choosing the Right Airport

Selecting the right airport is crucial for the success of your group travel plans. France offers several options, but we’ve narrowed it down to the top 5:

1. Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG): Located in Paris, CDG is one of Europe’s busiest airports. It offers excellent connectivity and easy access to the city, making it a preferred choice for international conferences and events.

2. Orly Airport (ORY): Another Parisian gem, ORY is known for its convenience and proximity to the city center. It’s perfect for those seeking easy access to meetings and conferences.

3. Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS): Situated in Lyon, LYS is a gateway to business opportunities in the Rhône-Alpes region. It’s well-connected and boasts modern facilities.

4. Nice Côte d’Azur Airport (NCE): If your event is along the French Riviera, NCE is your best bet. It serves as a gateway to glamorous venues and breathtaking landscapes.

5. Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD): Bordeaux, a rising star in the business world, can be accessed through BOD. It’s convenient for MICE travelers exploring southwestern France.

Accommodations for Your Group

Now that you’ve arrived in France, it’s time to consider your accommodations. Here’s how we simplify the process:

Proximity to Venues: We recommend hotels near your event venues, ensuring you have more time for business and networking.

Customized Packages: Our packages cater to your group’s specific needs, be it a corporate retreat or a large-scale conference.

Group Discounts: Benefit from our industry connections to secure group discounts, optimizing your budget while maintaining quality.

Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibits (MICE) Services

Frenchway Travel specializes in MICE services that go beyond accommodation. We offer:

Logistical Support: Our team handles transportation, airport transfers, and on-site coordination, allowing you to focus on your event.

Event Planning: Let us assist with the planning and execution of your corporate event, ensuring every detail is meticulously taken care of.

Customized Experiences: Enhance your group’s experience with tailored activities, from team-building exercises to cultural excursions.

Elevate Your Business Travel Experience with Frenchway Travel!

France is your canvas for creating remarkable business travel experiences. With Frenchway Travel by your side, you can turn your corporate event into a resounding success. Reach out to us today for a personalized consultation, and let’s embark on a journey that combines business with the beauty of France!

France offers a captivating blend of business opportunities and cultural richness, making it a top choice for corporate events and group travel. Whether you’re landing at Charles de Gaulle or exploring the beauty of Bordeaux, selecting the right airport is crucial. Frenchway Travel simplifies the process, providing seamless accommodations and a range of MICE services.

Your journey to France begins with a click or call to Frenchway Travel. Join us in making your business travel experience in France an exceptional one. Elevate your corporate events, meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibits with Frenchway Travel’s expertise. Your success is our mission!

With its French touch, Frenchway Travel handles every aspect and all of the accommodations for people traveling around the world, from start to finish. Our clients work in fashion, sports, media, music, event travel, movie & TV production, advertising, and the corporate world. We have great expertise in international travel, especially to and from France, so don’t hesitate to contact us for more information. France has more than 30 airports. Depending on your stay, you may choose to travel to Paris or directly to Nice or Toulouse. In this article, we will present you the 5 largest airports in France Metropolitan.

5 Largest Airports in France

Paris Airports

Aéroports de Paris (group ADP) is composed of 3 airports in Ile-de-France (source):

  1. Paris- Charles de Gaulle (IATA: CDG): This airport is Nº2 in Europe for passenger traffic and Nº1 for Cargo. It is composed of 3 large terminals and 4 runways. In 2019, more than 76 million passengers transited by Paris – Charles de Gaulle. It serves 328 destinations in 119 countries.
  2. Paris – Orly (IATA: ORY): dedicated to point-to-point flights, this is the Nº2 airport in France. In 2019, around 32 million passengers transited by Paris- Orly. It is composed of 1 single terminal with 4 check-in-zones and 3 runways. It serves 128 destinations in 48 countries.
  3. Paris – Le Bourget (IATA: LBG). It is #1 business airport in Europe, with 1 heliport and 10 airfields, used by 15 business aviation companies. It is composed of 3 runways.

Here is what Airports de Paris have to offer:

  • a variety of choices for shopping and dining. You can find almost anything from gastronomy to perfume, fashion, accessories and high-tech.
  • 157 boutiques, including luxury stores, allow you to discover the French touch.
  • 5 Michelin Star Chefs: Michel Rostang (Café Eiffel), Thierry Marx (Teppan Daily Marx Cuisine), Guy Martin (I Love Paris, The French Taste, Miyou) and Gilles Epié (The Frenchy’s).
  • 76 relay shops and 38 Epigo Fast Food outlets. During your transit at Aeroport de Paris, you will be able to enjoy a unique French experience.

Group ADP announces its environmental objective: carbon neutrality in Paris in 2030, then zero net emissions by 2050. Group ADP already displayed a decrease of 69% in CO2 emissions at the three Paris airports between 2009 and 2019.

Nice Airport

Nice Cote d’Azur Airport (IATA: NCE) is Nº1 regional airport in France (source). 14.5 million passengers transited there in 2019.  It served 120 destinations and 57 airlines. If you’re heading to the Cote d’Azur, its glamorous cities Saint-Tropez, Cannes, Nice and its beaches, it makes sense to travel directly to this airport. You can travel by direct flight from Bahreïn, Dubaï, Doha, New York, Montréal et Pékin. It has 2 terminals and 90 boutiques. Its environmental objective: carbon neutrality in 2030.

Lyon Airport

Vinci Airports manages Lyon Airport (IATA: LYS) (source). Lyon – Saint Exupery is Nº2 regional airport in France. More than 11 million passengers transited by Lyon in 2019. Thanks to a great train and road networks, this airport is a good entry point for travellers going to the South East of France. It served 131 destinations and 41 airlines. It hosts 17 restaurants and cafes and 27 boutiques. Lyon Airport reached carbon neutral with compensation since 2017, (European ACA3 + certification). Its new major objective is to offset all of its residual emissions through direct and local actions by 2030.

Marseille Airport

Marseille Provence (IATA: MRS) is Nº3 regional airport in France for passenger traffic and Nº1 for express freight (source).  More than 10 million passengers transited by Marseille in 2019. It served 124 destinations and 33 airlines. It hosts 8 restaurants and cafes and 7 boutiques. Well served by train, route and boat networks, it’s a good entry to the south of France and more globally to the Mediterranee.

Toulouse Airport

Toulouse – Blagnac Airport is Nº4 regional airport in France for passenger traffic (source) and has 2 runways.  10 million passengers transited by Toulouse in 2019. It served 46 destinations and 31 airlines. It hosts 13 restaurants and cafes and 19 boutiques. Well served by train, route networks, it’s a good entry to the south west of France.

So which airport will you choose for your next trip? Will you travel to Paris or directly to the south of France for your next business trip? Please contact us, our travel advisors will manage the booking of your next trip in France. Check our pages to know more about us and our services.

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