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Calgary to Cities in France (or Amsterdam) - $575 to $643 CAD roundtrip including taxes

Toulouse, France

The Star Alliance has dropped the price of their their off-season flights from Calgary to various cities in France down to between $567 and $643 CAD roundtrip including taxes.

The flights are with Air Canada and Lufthansa, with 1 stop in Montreal, Chicago, or Frankfurt each way. In some cases the Calgary-Frankfurt leg is operated by Discover Airlines (now that Air Canada will no longer be operating this route).

Most notable are the price drops to places like Toulouse, Lyon, Nice, and Marseille, which haven't seen great fares in many years.

Paris is a little less notable as you can often find nonstop flight deals in the $700s and $800s roundtrip. In fact right now you can find them for $589 roundtrip with WestJet.

You can also find 1-stop flights to Amsterdam in the low $600s with this deal. But again, keep in mind that KLM recently dropped their nonstop flights down to $636 roundtrip.

Calgary to Lisbon or Porto, Portugal is available for $769-$797 CAD roundtrip with Air Canada.

You could also purchase an additional roundtrip flight from a major hub city like Paris or Amsterdam and fly to somewhere warmer in the Mediterranean and still keep the price for both flights under $775 CAD roundtrip (see below).

UPDATE - These are available again (except for Amsterdam).

Availability for travel

October, November 2023

January, February 2024

(varies by destination)

How to find and book this deal

1. Start with the following Google Flights search:

Google Flights: Calgary to Toulouse, France
^^ $567 CAD roundtrip, Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb - 1 stop in Montreal

Google Flights: Calgary to Lyon, France
^^ $573 CAD roundtrip

Google Flights: Calgary to Paris, France
^^ $600 CAD roundtrip, Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb - 1 stop in Chicago or Frankfurt

Google Flights: Calgary to Amsterdam, Netherlands
^^ $619 CAD roundtrip ** Sold Out **

Google Flights: Calgary to Nice, France
^^ $642 CAD roundtrip

Google Flights: Calgary to Bordeaux, France
^^ $648 CAD roundtrip

Google Flights: Calgary to Marseille, France
^^ $658 CAD roundtrip, Feb

Google Flights: Calgary to Lisbon, Portugal
^^ $786 CAD roundtrip

Google Flights: Calgary to Porto, Portugal
^^ $797 CAD roundtrip

- Click on the departure date box to open up the calendar view and browse for cheap date combinations.

- Adjust the trip length at the bottom.

- Look for the cheapest dates.

2. Go to Kayak or Skyscanner

3. Search for a flight from Calgary (YYC) to one of the destinations listed above.

- Try the same dates you found on Google Flights.

Hotel Deals in France

Places to stay in France with great reviews start at around $70 CAD per night.

Try this search on Kayak for properties with a score of 8 out of 10 or higher.

You can sort by price near the top of the results.

You can find flights from larger hub cities like Paris or Amsterdam to warmer places in the Mediterranean and elsewhere for under ~$150 CAD roundtrip

$70 - Lisbon, Portugal

$86 - Nador, Morocco

$86 - Marrakesh, Morocco

$86 - Agadir, Morocco

$87 - Valencia, Spain

$99 - Alicante, Spain

$133 - Tenerife, Canary Islands [Furthest South]

$154 - Malta

$157 - Djerba, Tunisia

screenshot from Kayak

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