Charles de Gaulle airport is located in Île-de-France, twenty-three kilometers northeast of Paris. It is called Roissy Charles de Gaulle because it occupies more than half of the commune of Roissy-en-France and General Charles de Gaulle. In addition, it is the seventh largest airport in the world, with more than 61.5 million passengers in 2012.
Charles de Gaulle airport is the largest in Europe with an area of 3,257 hectares covering the departments of Val-d’Oise (Roissy-en-France, Épiais-lès-Louvres), Seine-Saint-Denis (Tremblay-en-France) and Seine-et-Marne (Mauregard, Le Mesnil-Amelot and Mitry-Mory).
Following the saturation of Orly airport and the forecasting of traffic development prospects, which confirms a doubling every five years, it will be essential to consider a radical solution: the construction of an airport.
It is composed of three terminals:
- Terminal 1 is home to most of the major European and international airlines.
- Terminal 2 is operated by Air France and its partners and a few international airlines.
- Terminal 3 is intended to accommodate charter flights and low-cost airlines.
In addition, the airport is a major employment centre in the Île-de-France region, with 80,000 employees.
The A1 motorway, which links Paris to Lille, passes nearby and a ramp connects it to the airport, the Porte de la Chapelle, the northern entrance to Paris. It is also possible to reach the Bagnolet Gate in about twenty minutes by taking the A1 and A3 in succession. Terminal 2 can also be reached from RN2 and A104.
So, for a comfortable and easy transfer, we suggest you rent a MPV car to transport your family and your luggage.