Being one of the most prominent airports in the world as well as the France’s main airport, Charles de Gaulle Airport is the scene of heavy activity. It was named after the founder of the French Fifth Republic and leader of the Free French Forces, Charles De Gaulle.
The airport was ranked as being the second busiest in Europe in 2006 after Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom. However in terms of the sheer number of planes that pass through Charles De Gaulle is the busiest in Europe, followed by Frankfurt International Airport.
The interiors of the three terminals are extremely impressive featuring massive spaces and artistic design throughout. A section inside the first terminal features strange walkways at odd angles which is quite distinct in appearance.
The Airport consists of three modern terminals that offer travellers in transit a range of facilities. Various restaurants and bars are located throughout providing an ample selection of food. Several shops are also found here in addition to business and banking services.
Travellers also have the option of renting a car for their stay in Paris, which is convenient as it can be returned on your way back to the airport. It should be noted that the cars that are provided are filled with only enough gas to make it to the first petrol shed were you’ll need to refill. But for those wishing transportation only to get to their immediate destination, the use of one of the private shuttle companies is preferable. These are popular because there is no queuing involved and the shuttle takes you straight to the door step of the hotel of your choice.