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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

Gain entrance to the Louvre Museum in Paris and see artistic masterpieces such as Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Entrance is guaranteed within 30 minutes.


Paris: Versailles Palace and Gardens Full Access Ticket

Enjoy a day at Versailles with this entry ticket. Visit the palace, Trianon, Marie Antoinette's Estate, and gardens and see the famous Musical Gardens or Fountain Show with an optional upgrade.


Disneyland Paris 1-Day Ticket

Enjoy a magical time at Disneyland® Paris. Choose to access Walt Disney Studios® Park, Disneyland® Park or both parks to make the most of your visit!



Paris: 1-Hour River Seine Cruise

Admire the iconic sights of Paris on a relaxing River Seine cruise. Enjoy audioguide commentary and learn about sites such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame.


Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Access Guided Tour by Elevator

Take a thrilling trip to the second level of the Eiffel Tower with an English-speaking guide. Enjoy exceptional views of Paris, and finish with an optional cruise on the Seine.


Day Trip to Mont-Saint-Michel from Paris

Explore the medieval monuments of Mont-Saint-Michel on a full-day trip to the extraordinary UNESCO site, the Gothic Abbey. Opt for a guided tour, audio guide, or just the ticket to go at your own pace.

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Paris: Eiffel Tower Stair Climb to Level 2 w/ Summit Option

Take the challenge of climbing 704 steps to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower and be rewarded with the most spectacular views of Paris. Learn the structure’s history from your expert guide. Upgrade when booking for access to the summit.

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From Paris: Palace of Versailles & Gardens w/ Transportation

Explore the Palace of Versailles with its ornate apartments, sweeping gardens, and revolutionary history. Avoid navigating the metro system on your own and arrive relaxed with easy roundtrip transportation.

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Versailles: Skip-the-Line Tour of Palace with Gardens Access

Enjoy an exclusive guided tour of Versailles Palace and visit its beautiful royal gardens. Skip the long lines and enter through a separate entrance alongside an expert guide.


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