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Paris has three
airports which handle both international and domestic flights Paris
Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), also known as Paris Roissy, is the
largest airport in city and the second busiest passenger airport in
Europe after London Heathrow. It has three terminals offering an array
of facilities and services including an excellent choice of
restaurants, and shops, plus banking and currency exchange, a business
centre, first aid, car rental, and special needs amenities.
VIP lounge facilities are available at here. The VIP lounge offers all
modern facilities including photocopying, fax and video capabilities.
Information and help desks provide travellers with free guides, maps
and general information about the city.
It (CDG) offers a medical facility and a pharmacy for the convenience
Facilities for the Physically Challenged
It (CDG) provides the following facilities after taking into account
the unique needs of travellers who are physically challenged. These
•Parking for guests with disabilities
•Specially designed toilets for the physically challenged
Baggage Storage/Left Luggage
Unfortunately for reasons of safety, the luggage storage services have
been suspended at Roissy-CDG, in compliance with current anti-terrorist
You can however store luggage at the major train stations..
Lost & Found
The Lost Property Office is located in both terminals 1 and 2. They can
be contacted using the following numbers:
CDG1 : 01 48 62 13 34
CDG2 : 01 48 16 63 83
Airport (ORY) is the second
largest airport here,
located 14 km south of city. It mainly handles
domestic and charter flights. It's two spacious terminals
provide a range of amenities including duty-free shops,
banking, post offices, business centre, first aid, family and special
needs facilities.It also showcases a notable art
collection and has a large observation deck. It is only 14km
south of the city, allowing for fast transfers by rail to central part
of the city.
Airport is located at
Beauvais, 80km north of city and is
used mostly by charter companies and the discount airline Ryanair for
its flights between Dublin, Glasgow and Paris.
There are bureaux de change and at least one bank branch and ATM in all
three terminals. Post offices can be found in terminals 1 and 2.
Wireless Internet access is available, as is mobile phone rental. There
is a wide choice of
shops in all three terminals. Lockers are no longer available due to
security concerns. There are lost and found offices in all the
terminals. Call (01) 4862 1334 (for terminals 1 and 3) or (01) 4816
6383 (Terminal 2). Prayer rooms are located in all three terminals.
Medical services as well as massage therapy and manicure are available
in terminals 1 and 2. Play areas can be found in Terminal 2.
from Charles de Gaulle Airport(CDG)
Thanks to the high speed train TGV and regional trains of the RER, CDG
has excellent rail connections with Paris, the
rest of France, and some other European capitals. The train station can
be found in terminal 2. The departure times of the trains can be found
on the information board at baggage handling.
The CDG is 23 kilometers northeast of city along highway A1 (exit
6 ‘Aéroport Charles de
You can also reach the CDG via the A3 from Porte de Bagnolet (exit
3 connects to the A1, the airport is clearly indicated on the signs).
Every 15 minutes a shuttle bus leaves from Place de
l’Opéra in city (corner of Rue Scribe and Rue
Auber) to the CDG. The travel time takes between 45 and 60 minutes.
There are also mini buses between the CDG and city, and seats can
be reserved at: (tel: +33(0)1 4418 3602).
In all terminals you can find counters of car rental companies (Avis,
Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National en Sixt). They compare the rates of
several providers in a single quote.
A taxi to the centre of city costs about € 50.00 (day rate).
There is also a limousine service that can bring you to the centre of
city at a fixed rate. These limousines can be reserved through
and parking in here is a
challenge if you are not from a
Mediterranean city. That's why a majority of the Parisians use the
efficient and cheap public transportation. Also one can rent bikes.
Cabs are reasonably cheap. However, it will be virtually
impossible to flag a taxi down on the street on a Friday or Saturday
night, in particular after the subways close at 12:45am until around
City has the biggest and probably the best Metro system in the world
with over 500 stations! The Metro is cheap, convenient and runs until
12:45am. The best deal is to buy a carnet of 10 tickets.
Buses are an excellent service and one of the best ways to see the
You can use Metro tickets to take them: for same price as metro you get
to sight see city! Ask for a combined bus-museum pass.
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