Stuck on a Paris layover at Paris’ Charles De Gaulle International Airport (CDG)? The airport is the hub of Air France and France’s main airport, located roughly 15 miles from Paris’ city center which makes the city an accessible destination for on a long layover. If you’re trying to figure out if you can leave the airport during your Paris Charles De Gaulle layover, click here for useful tips.
If you’re stuck in the De Gaulle airport during your Paris layover, there’s plenty of shops and services to help you bide your time. There’s a number of bars and restaurants as well as lots of duty free and regular shopping.
For kids, there are Gulli play areas with games and a TV area (click here for locations), Playstation areas, coin-operated arcade games including pinball, pool, foosball and more, located in terminal 3 in the Schengen boarding lounge and in the international lounge. There are also play areas and Disney areas where kids can climb, slide and burn off energy before the flight in the boarding lounges of terminals 2C, 2D and 2E (in the boarding lounge in the remote area).
For adults looks to relax, the Charles De Gaulle airport hosts the Be Relax spa in Terminal 2E near desk E69 and in kiosks throughout Terminal 2. Here you can get a number of services including massages, acupressure, reflexology, manicures and pedicures, and facials. Appointments are not necessary, customers will be attended to based on arrival time. For more information call +33 144 13 76 94 or email [email protected] In addition to the spa, there is also a Men’s lounge salon in Paris-Charles de Gaulle terminal 2D.
There is also Internet access available in the Paris De Gaulle airport. There is the Atlanteam Cyber Café with four locations in the airport (click here for more info) as well as Multimedia Terminals that allow a number of various operations including downloading music, web phone, web cam, digital photo printing and more. There is also WiFi hotspots in all the terminals, and business workstations. You can also find a Music Lounge at Paris-Charles de Gaulle in Terminal South (Hall A).
If you’re looking to store your bags while you explore during your Paris layover, Charles De Gaulle offers baggage storage. Bagages du Monde will ship, store (short term or long term) or wrap your luggage. Click here for pricing, location and more information.
If you’re layover is at night or you’re looking to get some rest, there are many hotels options. Directly inside the airport you can find the Sheraton Paris Airport Hotel & Conference Center located in Terminal 2. Here’s an additional list of Paris hotels at varying price points, and for a list of hotels specifically near the airport, click here.
If you’re leaving the airport, there’s a number of transportation options. Taxis are located outside the arrivals terminal and a general fare to the Paris center costs €50. If you choose to travel by rail, the Paris-Charles de Gaulle SNCF station is located between terminals 2C-2D and 2E-2F. Click here for additional information on rail and bus travel in Paris. Private transfers can also be arranged.