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If you are planning on buying property in France, but are still deciding whereabouts you’d like to live, the proximity of an international airport is bound to be an important factor. Not only might you want to travel between both countries, but so will your friends and family, and if you are planning on creating a gite, or setting up holiday rentals, your guests will prefer easy access by air.

Fortunately, France has excellent air connections with the UK, with major airports in most French cities, and many smaller airports being serviced by budget airlines.

This is an overview of the France’s airports, the airlines which serve them, and the UK cities they fly to.

Obviously routes do change, but these details were correct at the time of writing.

Paris

If you are thinking of buying in Paris, there are two major airports, Paris Charles de Gaulle in Roissy-en-France, in the north-east, and Paris Orly in the south.

Paris Charles de Gaulle

Unsurprisingly, this airport is serviced by both major and low cost airlines.

British Airways has flights to London Heathrow and Manchester.
Air France flies to London City and Heathrow.
Easyjet flies to Belfast, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Luton, London Gatwick, London Southend, London Stansted and Manchester.
Flybe has flights to Aberdeen, Birmingham, Cardiff, Doncaster, Edinburgh, Exeter, Manchester,
Jet 2 offers flights to Leeds-Bradford.

Paris Orly

British Airways offers flights to London Heathrow.
Air France has flights to Gatwick and London City.
Flybe flies to Southampton.

Flights between North-West France and the UK

If you are considering settling in the North-West, there’s a good selection of airports and flight destinations for you, listed here in alphabetical order:

Brest – Flybe has flights to Birmingham and Southampton; Ryan Air to London Southend.
Caen – Flybe offers flights to London Southend.
Deauville – Ryanair flies to London Stansted.
Dinard – Ryanair has flights to East Midlands and london Stansted.
Nantes – British Airways flies to London Heathrow in the summer.
Easyjet flies to Bristol, Liverpool and London Gatwick and London Luton.
Flybe has flights to Birmingham, Manchester, Southampton, London Gatwick and London Luton. Ryanair flies to Edinburgh, London Stansted and Manchester.
Quimper – British Airways flies to London City, Gatwick and Heathrow airports during the summer.
Rennes – Flybe offers flights to Exeter, London City, London Southend, Manchester and Southampton.
Tours Loire Valley – Ryanair has flights to London Stansted.

Flights between the West of France and UK

There are several airports servicing both the coastal areas and inland, and some lucky residents might find themselves with two or three airports to choose from. In alphabetical order, they are:

Angouleme – Ryanair flies to London Stansted.
Bergerac – British Airways flies to London City, Gatwick and Heathrow airports during the summer.
Ryanair offers flights to Bristol, East Midlands, Liverpool and London Stansted.
Flybe has flights to Birmingham, Edinburgh, Exeter and Southampton.
Jet 2 flies to Leeds Bradford and Manchester.
Biarritz – Easyjet flies to Gatwick, Luton; Ryanair flies to London Stansted; Flybe to Birmingham and Southampton.
Bordeaux – British Airways flies to London City, Gatwick and Heathrow airports; Ryanair to Edinburgh, Stansted, Manchester.
Air France flies to London City and Heathrow.
Easyjet has flights to Belfast, Bristol, Glasgow, Liverpool, London Gatwick, Luton, Southend and Manchester.
Flybe has flights to Birmingham and Southampton.
Brive – Ryanair flies to London Stansted.
Carcassonne – Ryanair flies to East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London Stansted and Manchester.
La Rochelle – Easyjet flies to Bristol and Gatwick.
Ryanair flies to London Stansted.
Flybe offers flights to Birmingham, Manchester and Southampton.
Jet 2 flies to Leeds Bradford.
Limoges – British Airways has flights to London City, Gatwick and Heathrow.
Ryanair flies to Bristol, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, London Stansted and Manchester.
Flybe flies to Southampton.
Lourdes – Ryanair flies to London Stansted.
Poitiers – Ryanair flies to Edinburgh, London Stansted and Manchester.
Toulouse – British Airways flies to London City, Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
Air France to offers flights to London City and Heathrow.
Easyjet flies to Bristol, London Gatwick, London Luton and Liverpool.
Ryanair flies to Edinburgh and London Stansted.
Jet2 offers flights to Manchester.

Flights between the East of France and the UK

This area is well serviced for winter flights for ski enthusiasts, and the airports in alphabetical order are:

Basel-Mulhouse – British Airways offers flights to London Heathrow.
Easyjet has flights to Bristol, Edinburgh, London Gatwick, Luton and Manchester.
Ryanair flies to London Stansted.
Chambery – British Airways flies to London City, Gatwick and Heathrow airports during the winter.
Flybe has flights to Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, Manchester and Southampton.
Jet 2 flies to Edinburgh, Leeds-Bradford, Manchester, East Midlands and Newcastle.
Clermont – Ryanair flies to London Stansted.
Dole – Ryanair flies to London Stansted.
Grenoble – British Airways flies to London Gatwick and Heathrow.
Easyjet flies to Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London Gatwick, Luton and London Stansted.
Ryanair flies to London Stansted.
Jet 2 flies to Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds-Bradford, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle.
Lyon – British Airways flies to London City, Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
Easyjet flies to Belfast, Bristol, Edinburgh, London Gatwick, Luton, Southend, Stansted and Manchester.
Ryanair flies to London Stansted.
Strasbourg – Air France flies to London City and Heathrow airports.
Easyjet offers services to Belfast, Bristol, Edinburgh, London Gatwick, Southend and Stansted, and Manchester.
Ryanair flies to London Stansted.
Flybe has flights to Birmingham, London Southend, Manchester and Southampton.
Jet 2 flies to London Stansted and Manchester.

Flights between the South of France and the UK

If you are planning to move to the sunny south of France, there are plenty of airports to choose from, listed here in alphabetical order:

Avignon – Flybe has flights to Birmingham and Southampton.
Beziers – Ryanair flies to Bristol, Edinburgh, London Luton, Stansted and Manchester.
Marseille – British Airways flies to London City, Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
Easyjet flies to Bristol, Glasgow, London Gatwick, Luton and Manchester.
Ryanair flies to Edinburgh, London Stansted and Manchester.
Montpellier – British Airways offers summer only flights to London Heathrow.
Air France has flights to London City and London Heathrow.
Easyjet flies to Bristol, London Gatwick and Luton airports.
Nice – British Airways flies to London City, Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
Air France flies to London City and Heathrow.
Easyjet has flights to Belfast, Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London Gatwick, Luton, Stansted and Newcastle.
Jet 2 flies to Leeds-Bradford, London Stansted and Manchester.
Ryanair flies to London Stansted.
Nimes – Ryanair flies to London Luton and Stansted airports.
Perpignan – Ryanair flies to Birmingham and London Stansted.
Flybe offers flights to Southampton.
Rodez – Ryanair flies to London Stansted.
Toulon – Flybe has flights to Southampton.

Corsica

The beautiful island of Corsica has three airports offering services to the UK:

Ajaccio – Easyjet flies to London Gatwick.
Bastia – British Airways flies to London Gatwick and Heathrow during the summer only.
Easyjet flies to London Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester.
Flybe has flights to Birmingham and Southampton.
Figari – British Airways has flights to London Heathrow.
Easyjet flies to London Gatwick.

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