Where to go for a weekend in France?

Discover our weekend ideas in the most beautiful regions of France

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Février 2020


Would you like to go for a weekend away in France and discover amazing new places full of treasures?

Here are some ideas of French destinations
accessible by direct flight from Lyon!

For a romantic weekend, with family, in the middle of nature or rich in discoveries, find your ideal destination. You don't need to go far to be moved by charming villages or breathtaking hiking trails, France is full of surprises.
Which destination would you choose for a weekend away in France?
Discover our selection of French destinations accessible by direct flight from Lyon.


1. Corsica and its air
of paradise

For an exotic weekend that looks like a summer vacation, head to Corsica! Its breathtaking landscapes, extraordinary beaches and renowned hikes will allow you to fill your weekend as you wish, for a stay that you want. If you are looking for a place to go away for a weekend in France while opting for a total change of scenery, come spend a few days on our amazing Island of Beauty.

Connecting Corsica to Lyon in less than 1.5 hours, Lyon-Corsica flights allow you to get away from it all for a weekend and enjoy your stay. Whether you want to go to Northern Corsica, to Bastia and Calvi for example, or to Ajaccio and Figari in Southern Corsica, our flights adapt to your escape desires. 


2. A city break in Nice 

300 days of sunshine a year and the air of Italy: this is the promise of the pretty city of Nice. Between the Mediterranean Sea and the Alps, discover this little corner of paradise with its singing cuisine filled with good humor!

In less than a 1 hour flight from Lyon, go to the famous Promenade des Anglais, but also to the Place Masséna, the true heart of the city. Don't miss the old town either, and take the opportunity to shop in its small shops


3. The discovery of Bordeaux

Bordeaux is a city ideally located between city, vineyard and ocean. A stay in the 8th largest city in France where life is good will certainly delight the whole family!

For lovers of architecture and history, the city is full of monuments and museums to visit. For nature and gastronomy enthusiasts, the region is one of the richest, particularly with its wine heritage. Many renowned estates are at your disposal for a visit or a tasting. For athletes or lovers of relaxation, the beaches are not far away.

In about a 1 hour flight from Lyon, access this inspiring and dynamic city perfect for a weekend getaway.


4. Biarritz and the Arcachon basin,
near the Atlantic

We no longer present Biarritz and its seaside resort known to attract the best surfers in the country, and even in the world. Thalassotherapy enthusiasts and holidaymakers appreciate the proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and the gentle way of life in the region. Accessible in a 1h15 flight from Lyon, Biarritz is worth the detour!

Pass through the town of Arcachon, which is between the forests and the bay, very near the sea. Its period charm, the museums, walks and swimming to do in the area make the Arcachon bay a perfect place for a weekend away. 


5. Brest, à l’extrémité de la France

Brest and Brittany are waiting for you to reveal all their wonders and mysteries. In Brest, there is no chance to get bored. The sea is right there, and gives rhythm to your stay. Sea trips, sand yachting, shore fishing at low tide, surfing… there is something for everyone! On the mainland, Brest offers many activities. Its heritage is rich and its gastronomy is even more so. Take the opportunity to indulge yourself in the local products.

In just a 2 hour flight from Lyon, find yourself in the land of Kouign-amann and salted butter caramel for an exotic stay.

Do not hesitate to browse the list of our French destinations to choose the location for your next weekend away in France!