AIR FRANCE TO OPERATE TWICE DAILY FROM CORK TO PARIS FOR SUMMER 2020
Now there are more flights to Paris from Cork. Cork Airport, Ireland’s fastest growing and most punctual Airport, welcomes the announcement that Air France will double its frequency on the Cork to Paris-Charles de Gaulle route, with the addition of a second daily service from April to October 2020.
The airline will now operate a twice daily service for summer 2020, with the addition of a new early morning flight from Cork and a late evening service from Paris. These new flights will complement the existing Cork to Paris-Charles de Gaulle daily schedule.
These new flights are perfect for trips to Paris from Cork Airport for romantic weekend getaways, a girly break, or the one-in-a-lifetime Disneyland experience for the whole family.
TOP 10 THINGS TO IN PARIS
The famous home of DaVinci’s Mona Lisa, The Louvre is currently the most visited art museum in the world. Formerly a royal palace, the Louvre now holds some of the finest art in the world, spanning several thousands of years and a territory that extends from America to the confines of Asia. If nothing else, it’s worth the trip to see the Mona Lisa, so you can tick it off your bucket list.
2. THE EIFFEL TOWER
Possibly the most important thing to do when in Paris is visit the world-famous Eiffel Tower. Designed by Gustave Eiffel and built in 1889, almost 7 million people ascend the Eiffel Tower every year. The views of Paris from this structure are simply unforgettable.
3. THE NOTRE DAME DE PARIS
Despite being ravaged by a fire in April 2019, this iconic building which commences construction in 1163, is still one of the mots popular tourist spots in Paris. The building is a key monument in the Parisien skyline and even though work has commenced on repairs and entry inside is forbidden, it is still a wonderful monument to see from the exterior.
4. PALACE OF VERSAILLES
An opulent building from the 17th century, the Palace itself is a must-see on your list of things to do in Paris. You can also tour the idyllic and impressive gardens and grounds as well as Marie Antoinette’s own village, the Hameau de la Reine.
5. ARC DE TRIOMPHE
A trip to Paris wouldn’t be complete without a selfie at the Arc de Triomphe. The vast monumnent honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Surrounded by a great shopping district there’s plenty to keep you occupied in the local area too.
A labyrinth in the heart of underground Paris, the catacombs hold the remains of more than six million people. The history of the Paris Catacombs starts in the eighteenth century and tourists have been fascinated by the mausoleum which has femurs, skulls and other bones arranged in decorative patterns.
7. PONT NEUF
One of the most famous bridges in Paris, Pont Neuf is the oldest stone bridge in Paris, completed in 1606. It’s the perfect place to stroll during the morning or evening and you’ll find lots of local traders and artists in the streets nearby too.
8. CRUISE ON THE RIVER SEINE
Despite the clichés, there’s something very romantic about a cruise on the River Seine. View some of Paris’ most famous monuments and buildings form the comfort of a river boat with commentary from local guides. You can even choose tours with wine and dinner included.
Accessible by train from the city centre, Disneyland is an absolute must visit destination, especially for the little ones. They can meet Mickey Mouse, take a ride on Big Thunder Mountain and visit Sleeping Beauty Castle. Disneyland is not just for kids either, there’s an adults festival, Electroland, on July 4th too!
10. QUARTIER PAGALLE
Situated int he foot of Montmartre, the hip Pigalle rests, famous for its neon-lit red light district and eclectic nightlife. Here, you will find the world-renowned 19th-century cabaret Moulin Rouge as well as plenty glam cocktail bars.
Flight schedule for summer 2020:
For early departures from Cork or late evening returns from Paris, why not have an extra few hours in bed and avoid having to drive long journeys so early or late? We offer Stay, Park Fly packages at both our Airport Hotels, which include complimentary shuttle buses to and from the airport and include parking for the duration of your trip to Paris. We also offer Grab & Go breakfasts from 4am so you can have a bite before your flight.