Charles De Gaulle Airport

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A Quick Guide to... Charles De Gaulle Airport

Charles de Gaulle airport is the largest airport in France. There are 9 different terminals and it is the world 7th busiest airport. Building began in 1966 and the airport finally opened in 1974. Paul Andre both designed the airport and was responsible for the further upgrades and expansions.

Things to do at Charles de Gaulle Airport

All of the terminals have plenty of things for passengers to do while they are waiting for their flights. There are bars, restaurants and cafes and some airlines will offer special lounges for some of their customers. As this is Paris there are obviously many shops including Dior, Celine and Attitude and it has been commented that this is more like a high class shopping centre than an airport. There are also duty free shops so as passengers can top up on some cut price cigarettes or alcohol. As with all airports there is a Bureau de Change, ATMs, a post office and areas to keep children amused.

Location of Charles de Gaulle Airport

Driving to and from the airport is straightforward from Paris. You need to take the A1 through Porte de la Chappelle and there will be signs to the airport from there or you could take the A3 to Porte de Bagnolet and then the A1.

This is the airport to go to if you are visiting Disneyland Paris as the resort is just 30 minutes away. A little further away is Chantilly and the racecourse and that is just 30km away. The Paris Nord-Villepinte is close by and there are often major exhibitions held there.

Car Hire at Charles de Gaulle Airport

As it is such a large airport there are a number of different car hire companies with a presence. Avis, Budget, Sixt and National all have desks there and Terminal 2 is the place to go if you have pre booked a car. While it may be a little uncomfortable to many people if you are prepared to barter you may be able to get a reduction as there are so many different firms they will often be prepared to reduce the price a little. However, there is no need to do this if you are going to book your car before you travel and use as they will not only be able to arrange for you to have the car you want but will offer a competitive price anyway.