As the largest airport in France, Charles de Gaulle Airport welcomes more than 65 million passengers a year. While Paris itself steals the spotlight when it comes to tourist attractions, Charles de Gaulle Airport is a great place to find accommodation just a quick metro or taxi ride from the city centre.
Roissypôle is the area’s major hub and is located within the airport itself. As well as hosting the Continental Square office complex and Air France headquarters, it’s home to a number of hotels, shopping areas and restaurants. For business travellers and those with overnight layovers, staying in Roissypôle is a convenient and cost-effective option.
The RER B Regional-Express metro connects Charles de Gaulle Airport to central Paris, with journey times taking anywhere from 30-minutes to half an hour. Services run to the city centre, while taxis are another easy option.
For most, the name “Charles de Gaulle” is associated with flights in and out of Paris. Yet history buffs will know that the airport pays tribute to the legendary French army officer and statesman. As leader of the Free French Forces during the Second World War, he founded the French Fifth Republic and was the President of France from 1959 to 1969.