Things to do around Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport


Unfortunately Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is at least 45 minutes (plan 1 hour) away from the city centre of Paris. But if you have a layover of 5 hours or more, it is definitely worth heading into the city. You can either go by public transportation or taxi.

For those who are short of time: Paris Airport itself has a lot to offer, too. Enjoy a drink and meal in one of the lounges or take a look at the art exhibitions in T1 and T2. Who wants to leave the airport, can do some shopping at the nearby Aéroville mall (taxi is the fastest option). For family and space fans might the Air and Space Museum be a great option. Last but not least enjoy french culture in the nearby villages Goussainville or Louvres.

What to do in Paris in 5 hours time?

You only have limited time to see one of the most beautiful cities in Europe? Take a taxi into the city and go directly to the Eiffel Tower, book a ticket in advance to avoid long waiting time. Enjoy the views over Paris!

Afterwards you explore the city: you can either hop on a bus and let you drive around the top sights of Paris. Or if art is your passion, head to the Louvre (15 minute taxi ride along the Seine river). With your skip the line ticket you have immediate access to the  masterpieces of the world. Afterwards make sure to grab a croissant and a Cafè au lait, before heading back to the airport.

Royal fans pay attention: Versailles Palace and its beguiling gardens are just 43 kilometer away from the airport. Use your spare time and visit one of the biggest palaces in Europe. Skip the line and enjoy a guided tour of 1,5h, get your ticket here.

Paris: Louvre Museum Timed-Entrance Ticket

€ 20

Benefit from a dedicated skip-the-ticket-line entrance to the Louvre Museum in Paris, and enjoy more time to see the artistic masterpieces such as Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa in one of the world’s greatest museums.

Eiffel Tower: Second Floor Priority Access

€ 34

Save precious time at the Eiffel Tower with a priority-access ticket to the second level.

Versailles Palace & Gardens Full Access Ticket & Audio Guide

€ 20

Enjoy 1 or 2 days full access to Versailles' whole domain, including the palace, Trianon, Marie Antoinette's Estate and gardens. Benefit from an audio guide in the palace. Upgrade and see the famous Musical Gardens or Fountain Show.


Disneyland Paris 1-Day Ticket

€ 51

Enjoy a magical time at Disneyland® Paris with standard FASTPASS® service to select attractions. Choose to access Walt Disney Studios® Park or Disneyland® Park or both if the option is selected.

Disneyland Paris Multi-Day Entrance Ticket

€ 169

Enjoy all the thrills and spills of Disneyland Paris with a 2, 3, or 4-day ticket to both parks. Meet all your favorite Disney characters, and marvel as fairytales come true. Get a blast from Space Mountain: Mission 2, and much, much more.

Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show at Disneyland Paris

€ 65

At Disneyland Paris be sure to join Mickey and friends for an unforgettable feast and show featuring real live Cowboys and Indians. Meet the legendary Buffalo Bill, Sitting Bull, Annie Oakley, and the Rough Riders, as you experience how the West was won.

Tours and transport

Paris Picasso Museum 2-Hour Private Small-Group Tour

€ 350

Enjoy a 2-hour private guided tour of Paris's Picasso Museum in a small group. Delve into the life and work of one of the world's most prolific artists, and feast your eyes on some of his principal works – housed in a splendid 17th-century mansion.

Paris: Panthéon Admission Ticket and Self-Guided Tour

€ 11.50

Explore the Panthéon, the temple dedicated to the memory of the men and women who have marked French history since the time of the French Revolution. Spend a fascinating hour on a self-guided tour and take in views of the city from the upper floors.

Opera Garnier Tour with Expert Guides in Paris

€ 17

Discover Europe's largest opera house on an informative 90-minute tour of the Opera Garnier. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides from the Opera de Paris will uncover the secrets of this Baroque masterpiece, located in the heart of Paris.


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