Travelling to and from Paris Charles-de-Gaulle Airport

Paris Charles-de-Gaulle is the biggest airport serving the French capital city. It is located some 15 miles to the north east of Paris. The airport is also referred to as Roissy Airport. It is the principal base for the Air France airline.

Charles-de-Gaulle Airport is the main international airport in the Paris region. Travellers arriving at one of its three terminals can take a number of connecting flights to other parts of France or drive to Paris on the A1 via Porte de-la-Chapelle, or the A3 via Porte-de-Bagnolet.

There is short term car parking available in all the areas of this Airport.

Other transport options are the RER fast train service from Paris regular bus services.

People Carrier Rental Options

Given this Airport’s size and the number of people travelling through it, there is a wide number of Rental Companies. Finding a 7-seat MPV to transport your family or friends can be achieved from the comfort of your living room through a variety of websites. There are a number of very good price comparison sites that allow you to scan the market and the options available. Our recommended choice are the rental giants:

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Additional Options

Typical optional extras in France include baby seats (birth to two years of age), child seats (two to five years of age) a GPS and, for travel to the Alps or other mountainous parts of France, snow chains, ski racks and hot blankets.

Driving in France

There are a number of driving requirements in France that you are best advised to consider before setting off. We have outlined some French Driving requirements in a previous article. Dipped headlights are compulsory in poor daytime visibility. Children of ages less than nine years of age are not allowed to travel in the front of the car. Babies weighing less than 13kg must be placed in a rear facing baby seat.

Further, some types of common equipment such as DVD or television screens must be placed so that the driver of the car cannot see them. This excludes the GPS system.

Things to See and Do in France

The French Capital is famous as one of the great metropolises of the world. Driving around Paris and the rest of France is a great way to explore the sights. For the children, Disney World Paris is to the east of Paris, just outside the ring road in Marne-la-Valee is a must. Paris itself is home to a host of tourist sites, historical attractions, grand parks, museums, restaurants and bistros.

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