Car rental Paris Charles de Gaulle airport
Car hire Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
Paris Charles de Gaulle airport (also known as Roissy Airport, after the local district) is the second largest airport in Europe and the largest in France. The airport handles between 65 and 70 million people every year with 475 thousand aircraft movements. It is probably needles to say that Charles de Gaulle airport serves as an international airport.
From the airport it’s about a half an hour drive to train station Gare du Nord, which lies in the city centre of Paris.
The airport is named after Charles de Gaulle, the general of the French troops during WWII. He was also elected a president of France in 1958 and 1965.
Car hire at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport
When you’re flying to Paris, chances are quite big that you’ll land at Charles de Gaulle airport. You can pick up a rental car at terminals one and two, only Avis has an office at terminal three.
This will not be much of a problem because there’s the CDGVal (free metro within Charles de Gaulle airport) which will take you from terminal to terminal in several minutes.
Facilities at Paris Charles de Gaulle
For tourists as well as business travellers, there plenty to do at CDG airport. We’ve listed some of the possible activities:
- Luxury shopping: there are over 121 shops in terminal two alone.
- Gaming: you can enjoy one of the 73 Sony PlayStations which are set up across the airport
- Go to the Spa: ‘Be Relax’ has multiple spa’s set up throughout the airport. You can have your upper back massaged, but if that isn’t enough you can get a full Thai massage or a manicure
- Car rental: if you have seen all that Charles de Gaulle airport has to offer, you can go to your car hire desk and step into your rental car. From here on out you can go and explore all the beaty that Paris has to offer.
What to do near Paris?
If you have seen all of the beautiful buildings, places and other sights in Paris itself you are recommended to make some day trips away from the city centre. There are two main reasons you are recommended to have a rental car in Paris: Disney land and the castle of Versailles.
Disneyland Paris: located about thirty kilometers away from the city centre lays Disneyland. A place full of fun and wonder for young and old. The park is one of Paris’ main tourist attractions and is visited by Disney lovers from all over the world.
The castle of Versailles is one of the world’s largest castles and therefore one of the most visited. Over 5 million people a year go to see the old home of king Louis the thirteenth. Mainly the palace and the enormous gardens attract a lot of visitors. You’ll have to go by rental car, because it is about a 45 minute drive from the city centre.
Disneyland Paris is the located east from Paris and is one of the region’s main tourist attractions. The theme park attracts about 14 million visitors every year from all over the world. If you rent a car you can reach Disneyland in about 40 minutes from the city centre and about 35 minutes from the airport.