Airline offers €39 fares from Nice

Photo: Eric Salard
Photo: Eric Salard

In what at first sight appears to be a cashflow exercise, Air France’s low-cost subsidiary, Hop!, is offering one-way tickets to a number of French destinations from Nice for the bargain price of €39 in the early part of next year.

Destinations are: Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Metz-Nancy-Lorraine, Paris-Orly, Strasbourg, Toulouse. Tickets at this special price must be bought before November 21, and are valid for flights between January 2 and April 30, 2017.

Meanwhile the French train operator, SNCF, is offering half-price tickets on TER trains in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region until November 27.

There are no conditions attached concerning age, but travel must take place only on trains due to depart between 10 am to 3 pm, during off peak hours. Tickets under the “Cool Happy Fifty” scheme can be bought online or at stations.