• Switzerland's news in English
 

Competition: Win flights to Paris

Published: 11 Aug 2013 12:00 GMT+02:00

What's the name of Paris's most famous avenue? if you know the answer you're in with a chance of winning free flights for two to France's stunning capital city.  

Click here to enter the competition

Five reasons to take a MiNi break in Paris

There's always a good excuse to take a holiday. Whether you're travelling for business or pleasure, Air France's affordable MiNi fares allow you to decide how you want to reach France's stunning capital city.

What’s the best way to get to Paris from Geneva, Zurich or Basel?  Air France’s simplified MiNi fares get you there, and back, without the fuss.

Since the French capital has never been such value for money, it’s hard to find a reason why you shouldn’t book your direct flight to Paris today, without delay.

1. Enjoy your savings
Feel safe in the knowledge that you can splash out, since you’ll be saving all the way there, and back. Air France’s one-way MiNi fares from Switzerland to Paris start from as little as 59 CHF or book a return trip from 109 CHF. 

The discounted fare leaves you with plenty of spare change to sample the best pickings of shops and restaurants that Paris has to offer.

2. Sit back and relax
Your seat on board is guaranteed! MiNi fare passengers can choose where to sit when they board the aeroplane but lose the option to book their seat during check-in.

Everyone benefits, however, from Air France’s pre-fight mobile services and the usual on board perks of local and international newspapers, a snack and drink service and hand luggage allowance.  

3. Leave your baggage behind
Get away from it all without overloading your trip with excess baggage. MiNi fare passengers are used to travelling light since the ticket doesn’t allow for checked in luggage.

You can take advantage of the generous 12-kilo hand luggage allowance instead. And exception is made for Elite Flying Blue (Silver, Gold and Platinum) and Sky Team Elite members, who continue to benefit from one free, checked in baggage, even when flying with a MiNi fare ticket.

4. Travel with class
You can mix and match your MiNi fare with the Air France Classic economy ticket. That means a wide range of options for passengers who need to carry that bit extra with them.

Those who do not want to check-in a baggage on the outbound flight, but need to check one in on return, can choose a MiNi fare on the outbound flight and a Classic fare on their inbound flight.  

5. The final destination
Spectacular views from the Eiffel Tower, a leisurely walk around the Louvre and a fine array of shops to be found in every arrondissement; by capital city standards, Paris truly has it all. You can almost smell the morning aroma oozing from the famous patisseries.

The sights and smells are accompanied by a long list of must-see things to do and see. And with Air France’s MiNi fares from Geneva, Zurich or Basel, there is every reason to return to one of the world’s great capitals, time and time again. 

Click here to enter the competition

Article sponsored by Air France

Related links:

The Local (news@thelocal.ch)

Today's headlines
Fifa corruption scandal
Blatter slams US action, 'hate' campaign
Photo: AFP

Blatter slams US action, 'hate' campaign

Fifa leader Sepp Blatter said on Saturday he was "shocked" at the way the US judiciary has targeted football's world body and slammed what he called a "hate" campaign by Europe's football leaders. READ  

Fifa's 65th congress
Blatter beats off critics to win fifth Fifa term
Photo: AFP

Blatter beats off critics to win fifth Fifa term

Sepp Blatter won a fifth term as Fifa president on Friday in a dramatic end to an angry campaign dominated by a corruption storm that engulfed the leadership of world football. READ  

Fifa's 65th congress
Police: all clear after Fifa meeting bomb threat
Demonstrators outside Fifa congress protest against Blatter. Photo: AFP

Police: all clear after Fifa meeting bomb threat

Fifa's 65th congress resumed after a bomb threat disrupted proceedings in Zurich's Hallenstadion early Friday afternoon. READ  

Presented by Blondel
Swiss chocolate with a story: Blondel
Photo: Jan Vašek/StockSnap

Swiss chocolate with a story: Blondel

It's a fact: Swiss chocolate has conquered the world. But what's so special about it, and what's it like to run a prestigious chocolaterie? The Local asked chocolate experts Blondel. READ  

Fifa's 65th congress
Blatter appeals for unity at Fifa congress
Blatter gives thumbs up during congress on Friday. Photo: AFP

Blatter appeals for unity at Fifa congress

Fifa president Sepp Blatter appealed for unity on Friday in an opening speech to the world football body’s 65th congress in Zurich, where he is seeking re-election as the organization struggles to deal with a messy corruption crisis. READ  

Strong franc hammers Swiss economy in Q1
Photo: AFP

Strong franc hammers Swiss economy in Q1

The Swiss economy contracted by 0.2 percent in the first quarter of this year, the national statistics agency said Friday, as the sharp appreciation of the franc hammered the country's key export sector. READ  

Profile
Prince Ali out to wrestle Fifa from Blatter
Prince Ali (centre) leaving Zurich hotel. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Prince Ali out to wrestle Fifa from Blatter

A former wrestler and army officer, Jordan's Prince Ali bin Hussein is bidding to pry control of football's governing-body Fifa from current president Sepp Blatter on Friday. READ  

Fifa corruption scandal
Official questions 'Hollywood' Fifa raid
Sheikh Ahmad al Fahad al Sabah. Photo: AFP

Official questions 'Hollywood' Fifa raid

A top Olympic official about to join Fifa's executive has questioned the timing of what he called a "Hollywood-style" operation in Switzerland to detain Fifa members in a corruption raid. READ  

Fifa corruption scandal
Blatter rejects calls to quit as Fifa meet opens
Blatter addressing Fifa congress on Thursday. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Blatter rejects calls to quit as Fifa meet opens

Embattled Fifa president Sepp Blatter on Thursday warned of "more bad news" for football's scandal tainted world body but rejected calls to resign over a widening corruption scandal. READ  

Boffins discover why Swiss cheese has holes
Photo: Agroscope

Boffins discover why Swiss cheese has holes

Eureka! After about a century of research, Swiss scientists have finally cracked the mystery of the holes in Swiss cheese. READ  

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS
Culture
Swiss filmmaker returns home to shoot 'gender-fluid' film in Ticino
Features
Severed rope recalls Matterhorn's first ascent 150 years ago
National
Top Swiss court refuses to recognize child's two gay 'fathers'
National
Woman's scoop for Ticino online news site: 'I killed my husband'
National
Four Swiss bathing areas 'unfit' for swimmers: Euro environmental body
Technology
Scientists from Zurich university find craters beneath Lake Neuchâtel
National
Prince William in Switzerland backs fight to protect endangered species
National
Swiss Federal Railways rely on sheep to 'mow' grass alongside tracks
Sport
Switzerland to host 2020 international ice hockey tourney
Business & Money
I never learned German: departing Credit Suisse CEO's regret
Sport
International tennis museum in US showcases Federer hologram
National
Inequality greater than most Swiss think: opinion poll for unions
National
Shooting in Switzerland leaves five dead in domestic drama near Zurich
National
Swiss Federal Railways tackle taboo subject of suicide in bid to cut deaths
National
German expats in Switzerland face discrimination: report
Travel
High prices blunt Swiss tourism's cutting edge: World Economic Forum
Business & Money
Ticked off Rolex slaps Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on wrist
National
Shock and humour drive police safety video warning over 'inattention'
National
Switzerland ranks 13th best place in world for mothers: NGO
Education
Times Higher Education rates EPFL world's top 'young university'
Travel
Switzerland's trains again ranked best for performance in Europe
National
Ten percent of Swiss farmers fail to meet government regulations
National
Municipality of Zermatt bans taking selfies with Saint Bernard dogs
Business & Money
Salt (formerly Orange) aims to shake up Switzerland's mobile market
National
Switzerland tops 2015 world 'happiness index' developed by UN
National
New book: Swiss architect Le Corbusier was 'out-and-out fascist'
Features
Tasty street food catches on in biggest Swiss cities
Sport
Invasion of frogs forces early end to Zurich football game
National
New ranking downgrades the 'power' of Switzerland's passport
Features
Swiss hotel management schools serve up 'world best' recipe
National
Segways win approval for operation on Swiss bicycle lanes
National
Joan Baez and Sting in lineup for this summer's Paléo music festival
National
Second CERN club skier dies from avalanche in Valais Alps
Sport
Lausanne and IOC celebrate a century of Olympism
National
Bern waters down criteria for beer that can be labelled ‘Swiss’
National
Internet giant Google named most attractive employer in Switzerland
National
VIDEO: Swiss television satire clip ridicules Americans on ski slopes
National
Immigration remains top election issue for Swiss voters: opinion poll
National
Environmental bureau ranks Zurich first among Europe's 'sootfree cities'
National
Zurich crane-climbing stunt by teenager flags 'roofer' concerns
Education
THE ranks EPFL among seven 'fastest rising young universities'
Features
Mobility takes off as young urban Swiss catch the car-sharing bug
Latest news from The Local in Austria

More news from Austria at thelocal.at

Latest news from The Local in Germany

More news from Germany at thelocal.de

Latest news from The Local in Denmark

More news from Denmark at thelocal.dk

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Italy

More news from Italy at thelocal.it

Latest news from The Local in Norway

More news from Norway at thelocal.no

Latest news from The Local in Sweden

More news from Sweden at thelocal.se

4,359
jobs available