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.
Tours and transport
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