Cheap flights to Rhône-Alpes

Rhône-Alpes is one of the 27 regions in France. Rhône-Alpes can be found on the eastern border of France towards the south. Rhône-Alpes got its name after the Rhône River and the Alps mountain range. The region’s capital is Lyon and it is also the second-largest metropolitan area in France after Paris. Rhône-Alpes is known for having the sixth-largest economy of any European region. The central part of Rhône-Alpes comprises the river valleys of the Rhône and the Saône. Its highest peak can be found in Mont Blanc, which is located on the French-Italian border.

What to see & do

Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière - Those who are in marvel at great architectural structures should make a visit to this basilica. Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière is a minor basilica that can be found in Lyon. The basilica was built with private funds between the year of 1872 and 1884 in a dominating position in the city.

Aiguille du Midi – This is a mountain in the Mont Blanc massif located in the French Alps. The name of the mountain "Aiguille du Midi" literally means Needle of le Midi. In order to get here, tourists can take a cable car to see a great view going to the summit. Upon arriving at the Aiguille summit, visitors will be impressed by the panoramic view and can also enjoy at a café and buy souvenirs at a gift shop.

The Lake at Annecy - Other than just a cruise, tourists can also enjoy some watersports in this place. There is a variety of watersports that travellers can enjoy such as water skiing, kayaking, swimming, and paddle boarding. Those who prefer to relax can simply enjoy sitting at the sidelines and watch. The lake cruise is highly recommended which usually lasts for an hour and is actually affordable. The view is quite astonishing from the cruise as travellers get to see the many great sights from it.

How to get around within Rhône-Alpes

Lucky for travellers here, Rhône-Alpes is considered as a major European transit hub. It links the northern part of France and Europe to the Mediterranean area. Rhône-Alpes is also a transport hub for the rail-network with the TGV running through Lyon from Paris and the north, to the Mediterranean. Travelling within Rhône-Alpes and other places nearby is convenient. There is currently a trans-national, high-speed rail-link under construction from Lyon to Turin. Other than the rail-network, travellers will be glad to know that Rhône-Alpes is equipped with streetcars and has a large bus network.

How to get there

Travellers who plan to go to Rhône-Alpes via air can book their flights to three major gateways in the region. There are airports located in Grenoble, Lyon, and Saint-Étienne. Travellers can book the cheapest flights using Skyscanner. There are many airlines that operate from the region's airports which include Aer Lingus, Air France, Air Méditerranée, Air VIA, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, easyJet, Emirates, and Pegasus Airlines.

Flights to Rhône-Alpes

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