The average price of a 7-day trip to France is $1,127 for a solo traveler, $1,750 for a couple, and $2,256 for a family of 4. France hotels range from $50 to $235 per night with an average of $84, while most vacation rentals will cost $150 to $450 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to France (from all airports) are between $676 and $986 per person for economy flights and $2,123 to $3,096 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $38 to $78 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

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The Cheapest Times to Visit France

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to France and stay in a France hotel:

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • September 3rd to December 9th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in France is usually mid January.

 

Average France Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit France for a week is $1,003-$2,059($143-$294 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $38 to $78 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $353 to $913 for economy

Lodging: $64 to $82 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $82 to $100 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit France for a week is $1,628-$3,525($233-$504 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $77 to $157 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $705 to $1,826 for economy

Lodging: $64 to $82 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $82 to $100 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit France for a week is $3,232-$6,828($462-$975 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $154 to $314 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,410 to $3,652 for economy

Lodging: $128 to $163 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $124 to $151 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to France

How cheap can you make a vacation to France? The cheapest trip to France is about $105 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $42.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit France for a week is $738-$1,755($105-$251 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $19 to $38 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $353 to $913 for economy

Lodging: $42 to $50 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $66 to $96 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit France for a week is $1,223-$2,941($175-$420 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $38 to $77 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $705 to $1,826 for economy

Lodging: $42 to $50 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $66 to $96 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit France for a week is $2,453-$5,581($350-$797 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $77 to $153 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,410 to $3,652 for economy

Lodging: $84 to $99 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $98 to $143 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very possible to travel to France cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury France Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in France.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit France for a week is $2,118-$8,840($303-$1,263 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $77 to $157 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $883 to $2,275 for first class

Lodging: $116 to $235 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $455 to $911 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit France for a week is $3,539-$12,207($506-$1,744 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $154 to $313 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,765 to $4,550 for first class

Lodging: $116 to $235 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $455 to $911 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit France for a week is $7,078-$21,684($1,011-$3,098 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $308 to $626 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,530 to $9,100 for first class

Lodging: $232 to $470 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $682 to $1,367 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

France Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in France is slightly lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in France due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

France Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on France hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in France.

 

Flight Costs to France

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $986 average in mid December to a low of $676 in mid January. Median flight price is $622. These prices are based on millions of flights. For France our data includes thousands of originating airports, and hundreds of airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In France, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $310, so you can easily save about 46% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around France can easily cost $288 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $19 per person. Private tours can cost $575 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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