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Basic info and car hire in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

  • IATA airport code: CDG

  • ICAO airport code: LFPG

  • Full name: Paris Charle de Gaulle Airport also known as Roissy Airport

  • Location: Paris, France

  • Website: Paris Airport

  • Contact: +33 1 70 36 39 50

  • Elevation:  392 ft. / 119 m

  • Number of runways: 4 runways

About Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

Paris Airport is a titan among European airports, and with over 65 million handled passengers in 2016, it is the second busiest airport, right behind London Heathrow. A car hire at Paris Airport is the perfwect way to get to know the city and its surroundings. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is located 16 miles / 25 km from the city of Paris and in terms of cargo transport it is the second busiest after Frankfurt Airport.

The airport features 3 terminal buildings, with the oldest one having a form of an octopus, and when approaching the city and observing the Paris skyline, you’ll know where you are in an instant, as the world famous Eiffel tower is unmistakably the city’s landmark number one.

Drive your rental car around Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

car hire at Paris Airport will open up numerous possibilities for a rich vacation full of French experiences. The iconic city of Paris is not just the Eiffel tower, the Champs-Elysée and the Arc de Triomphe, although you cannot leave Paris without taking a walk through its centric part and having a coffee with a real French croissant in one of its art nouveau cafés. Paris is so much more and if you can afford to spend some days in Paris, you will not be disappointed! With a car hire in Paris you can make day trips starting with the Versailles palace, built by the King Louis XIV and later transformed by the “Sun King” into a symbol of his divine right to rule France. The Hall of Mirrors and the surrounding gardens and parks will leave you absolutely speechless.

If you are a Monet lover, visit Giverny, a village located around 80 km from Paris, where you may admire the scenic Seine River and feel the absolute sensations of painting the picture perfect nature. The exquisite Château de Chantilly, the Gothic Cathedral Notre’Dame, the finest royal Château de Fontainebleau and the merchant’s town of Provins are all worth your attention.

Services in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

Paris airport is huge, but if you follow the signs once you are there, you’ll see that everything is in its complete order. Download the Paris Airport app, to stay informed on your flight details and for an easy border. 


Paris Airport has the PARAFE service of a quicker identification combining passport and fingerprint that enables you to save time. You can book a personal guide,


Paris Airport offers baby strollers, baby changing facilities and several play areas for your children to have fun.  


Paris Airport offers assistance for passengers of reduced mobility, have in mind that a prior reservation must be made. The airport has a vast range of shops and restaurants as well as other entertainment such as music and reading areas. A high level cultural programme is also a part of the airport.

History of Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport was in process of construction in 1966, after the the Paris Orly Airport could not manage with the the all increasing flight traffic.  It opened in 1974 and it is named after a former French president. The first terminal is designed in a form of an octopus by Paul Andreu, a famous French architect. The second terminal was later built for the purposes of the national airline, Air France, however the building was afterwards extended, and today it is in use by other airlines as well.

Petrol stations near Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

Station service Total is located in the near vicinity of Paris Airport and several others are located at the exit from the motorway. Whether you must return your tank full, finding a gas station should not be a problem.