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Looking for connection + layover to have cheaper fare into Paris or Nice, France

I'm looking for lower air fares into either Paris or Nice, FR by connecting and laying over for 2 to 3 days in another European city. I'm flexible on what city I fly through. Are there websites or other resources to find cheap layovers on the way in to Paris or Nice, Fr?

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I don't know where you live so this may not be helpful, but flying out of Toronto or Montreal on AirTransat can be comparatively cheap compared to the big U.S. airlines. Also the weak Canadian dollar will be advantageous for you.

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www.itasoftware.com is operated by Google for airline use but it allows the rest of us to check its schedules (no tickets sold.) But you will have to do the route manipulations yourself. The multi-city function will help.

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Exactly when and where? Makes a big difference. A two or three day "laying over" is not really a lay over. So exactly what are you trying to accomplish? And what fare range do you consider cheap?

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Check prices to fly from Vancouver, BC; they have been quite cheap lately, more than enough to pay for a hotel there. Surf around for cheap parking options, too; a friend of a friend got 3 weeks parking for about $130 (probably US). Or Amtrak trains have advance-purchase discounts.

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Check out Norwegian Air out of SFO. You'd have to get to SFO, but the fares are super cheap! They fly into Nice on Fridays and into Paris more days. You can go direct to Oslo and Stockholm and then fly out from there if you want, or just take a connecting flight.

I have not flown with them but I plan to on our next trip. Super cheap and people seem happy with them. New planes, but no food, drink or reserved seat and no checked bags. But, for $100 more you can have all that, too.