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September 22, 2017 1:00 PM -

Canceled flights and Hurricane Policy

Due to the impacts caused by the passage of Hurricane Maria, please note that scheduled flights on September 22 and 23 to Punta Cana and Puerto Plata, departing from Toronto, Montreal and Quebec are canceled.

Our flight departing from/to Montreal - Samana scheduled on September 24 is also canceled.

Our flights to Punta Cana will resume normal operations on September 24th and flights to Puerto Plata on September 29th. Operations to Samana will resume on 1 October.

Customers affected by these flight cancellations will all be contacted and may (i) travel at a later date; (ii) travel to another destination, subject to certain conditions; (iii) cancel with full refund (excluding travel insurance costs when purchased).

Transat's hurricane policy has been implemented for flights still scheduled to depart until September 25, 2017 to Dominican Republic.

Details about Transat’s hurricane policy are available here.

September 22, 2017 1:30 PM -

Due to the recent hurricanes in some of our South destinations, we are experiencing an increased amount of additional baggage among our customers. Although we deeply appreciate this show of support and kindness, please note that extra weight or additional baggage, depending on the space available, may be refused for operational reasons.
We thank you for your understanding.

September 22, 2017 3:30 PM - Following the recent hurricane activity in some of our Sun destinations, here is an update on our operations in the affected regions.

Air operations have returned to normal in Varadero and Holguín. Hotels in Havana, Cayo Largo, Camagüey, Varadero, and Holguin are now operational. Air service to Cayo Coco and Cayo Santa Maria is suspended until October 31, 2017. In the coming weeks, our teams at destination, in collaboration with our hotelier partners, will be providing full details on when hotels may reopen.
Dominican Republic
Hurricane Maria has not done any structural damage to the hotels marketed by Transat. Our partners along with local authorities are currently conducting clean-up operations in preparation for resumption of tourism operations. All airports are open. Our flights to Punta Cana and Puerto Plata will resume on September 24 and 29 respectively. Service to Samana, meanwhile, will resume on October 1.

Our scheduled flights are expected to begin in late December 2017. In the coming weeks, our teams at destination, in collaboration with our hotelier partners, will be providing full details on when hotels may reopen. 

Puerto Rico
Our scheduled flights are expected to begin in late December 2017. In the coming weeks, our teams at destination, in collaboration with our hotelier partners, will be providing full details on when hotels may reopen.  Our cruise line partners are currently reviewing their Winter 2017–18 itineraries and securing new ports of call.

Cruise packages
We are planning some changes to our Eastern Caribbean and Southern Caribbean cruise itineraries to ensure your comfort and safety and provide the best possible vacation experience. There will be no changes to embarkation/debarkation dates, however. Our cruise line partners are currently reviewing their Winter 2017–18 itineraries and securing new ports of call. We expect to announce these revisions within the next weeks.

There are no revisions for passengers travelling on Western Caribbean itineraries.

Plan your trip to France

Your adventure begins when you book a cheap flight from Canada to France with Air Transat! Save on airfare by searching the best prices on flights.

Flights to France are easy to book with Air Transat. Before planning a trip, be sure to check the schedule below, as some routes may be seasonal.

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France tourism: culture, scenery and more

Flights to France across the Atlantic owe their popularity to the country’s infinite array of things to do and see. Home to 65 million inhabitants, France’s rich historic legacy includes magnificent castles and country palaces, gorgeous vineyards and countless world-famous monuments.

Paris, the capital

What is France without Paris? It’s the ideal destination for travellers seeking urban adventure in a bustling metropolis filled with historical sites. The Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Élysées and the Palace of Versailles are just some of the many attractions that Paris has to offer.

The French mountains

For lovers of hiking, mountain biking, climbing and skiing, France has a multitude of breathtaking mountain peaks worth discovering. Travellers can choose between the Alps, the Jura mountains, the Pyrenees, the Vosges mountains and Massif Central.

Beaches on the Mediterranean

Tourists in the South of France love the Mediterranean beaches, ocean views and easy living found in Nice on the Côte d’Azur (French Riviera). They also enjoy Marseille, France’s largest port and home of the Olympique de Marseille (OM), the country’s most famous football club.

French gastronomy

Baeckeoffe in Alsace, tartiflette in the Haute Savoie and beef tartare in Paris: whatever the region, French gastronomy is sure to surprise and seduce. Other French specialties worth discovering are local cheeses, wines and cured meats. Truly epicurean travellers will find treasures beyond imagination.

French wine regions

Wine enthusiasts flock to the Bordeaux region, but France’s seat of wine production is known for its cognac and pineau as well. Both amateurs and connoisseurs alike take pleasure in exploring the Burgundy region, the Loire valley and the Champagne region to get a taste of authentic French wines.

Cheap flights

Your adventure begins when you book a cheap flight with Air Transat! Save on airfare by searching the best prices on flights.

France must-see destinations

Discount airfare to France from Air Transat helps travellers make the most of every trip. Explore the destinations below and find out everything you need to know before planning your dream holiday.



From the airport to the vineyards, Bordeaux is wonderfully intoxicating

Once nicknamed Sleeping Beauty, Bordeaux has been renewed and reawakened in recent years, garnering it the title of the largest urban UNESCO World Heritage Site. A quick ride from the airport is all it takes to be enchanted by the things to see and do in this spellbinding city.

More about Bordeaux


Lyon: tasty tourism in France’s 3rd largest city

With an airport named after Saint-Exupéry—Lyon’s most famous son—tourists can’t help but feel like princes among men in this sophisticated city. After all, France’s gastronomic capital has a reputation for encouraging visitors to eat like kings.

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Marseille: sunny tourism in Provence’s capital

Founded by the ancient Greeks in 600 BC, Marseille is not only France’s oldest city, but also arguably its loveliest, with 300 days of sunshine every year. Whether by direct flight to its conveniently located airport or as part of a larger European tour, it’s a city worth exploring.

More about Marseille


Nantes: France’s city of art, history and innovation

Nantes is one of France’s most delightful dichotomies. An ancient port known as the city of art and history, it is also a town thriving with youthful creativity and inventiveness. Indeed, half of its population is under the age of 40.

More about Nantes


Nice: tourism on France’s magnificent Côte d’Azur

Though the Mediterranean sunshine and jewel-toned water suggest a vacation spent firmly by the sea, Nice is way more than sunbathing. With a thriving art scene, delicious food and rich history, this French Riviera favourite has many things to do for any kind of tourist.

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Things to do in Paris, the City of Light

Paris, France is a plane ticket away for travellers wanting an urban adventure in a richly historical city. Divided into 20 arrondissements (or districts), Paris has so many things to do, see, visit and taste, one might very well need a lifetime to experience everything the city has to offer.

More about Paris


Toulouse: tourism in the South of France’s rose-coloured city

Toulouse boasts a significant ancient Roman history, but it’s also the centre of Europe’s aerospace industry. While the city embraces and celebrates its past, its focus is directed squarely at the future. So many direct flights are available to discover this colourful city.

More about Toulouse

Have you always dreamed of discovering France? Did your latest trip whet your appetite for more? The French countryside is waiting to be discovered! Enjoy this short tour of authentic France, off the beaten path. To learn more, read our blog.

Find out how to beat the lines at the top attractions in Paris.

France-Paris best attractions

For more on Toulouse, check out the ultimate tourist guide featured on our blog.


Travelling in France is one of our favourite things to do, and day trips are the perfect way to see more of what this magnificent country has to offer. Add in the fabulous new trend of distillery travel, and you have the perfect recipe for a day trip from Nantes to Angers. To learn more, read our blog.

France-From Nantes to Angers

Airports in France serviced by Air Transat


France’s only and official currency is the euro (€ / EUR), which is the official currency of all member countries in the European Union.

Official language

The official language of France is French, but travellers can expect to hear different dialects and patois (derived from French) in different regions. English and Spanish may be spoken and understood in some tourist locations. 

Entry/exit requirements

For more information about passport and visa requirements, visit the Government of Canada’s travel website.

Weather in France can vary throughout the year. The chart below indicates monthly average temperatures and rainfall so travellers can plan the perfect vacation at the right time and pack accordingly.

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