Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG)
Facilities and Services
Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG) has a large number of eating, shopping and disabled facilities within its three main terminal buildings and five concourse areas, as you would expect from such a highly regarded air facility within the famous French capital.
There are more than 20 duty-free shops at Charles de Gaulle, selling a wide range of tax-free goods. The terminal buildings serve many different airlines, travelling from Paris to a large number of different destinations. Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 serves both domestic and international flights, and the Terminal 9 building is used solely for charter flights.
There are also a wide range of airport services and amenities at Paris Charles de Gaulle International, including business services in the comprehensive business centre, currency exchange, large meeting rooms, info desks, pharmacies, medical centres and ATM cashpoints, which are readily available in the onsite terminal buildings.
Airport Information Desks
Paris Airport information desks are situated on the airport's departures and arrivals levels in Terminal 1, at halls A, B, C, D and F in Terminal 2 and at the arrivals area in Terminal 3. The information desks at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) provide a wide range of airport information, such as the latest airport flight arrival and departure times, general tourist information about Paris and transportation from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG).
Shops, Duty-Free and Retail Outlets
Paris Airport has excellent shopping facilities available in all three of the terminal buildings. The airport's shops include newsagents, gift shops selling tourist souvenirs, clothes shops for both men and women, fashion boutiques, music shops, cosmetic shops and top Paris department store, Galeries Lafayette. There area also more than 20 duty-free shops situated in Terminal 2, selling a large range of tax-free goods, such as cigarettes, wines, beers, spirits and perfume.
Bars, Cafés and Restaurants
There are an enormous number of places to eat at Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG) and there is a good selection of airport bars, cafés, coffee shops, restaurants and fast-food outlets These are situated throughout the terminal buildings, including Brioche Dorée, Café Corner New York, Café Select, McDonald's, Delagrange, Kiosque Piazza d'Oro, Kiosque Upper Crust, La Terrasse de Paris, Pizza Hut,Salmon House, Viva Mex Press, Ly Weng, Häagen Das, fast-food outlets and bakeries. There are also plenty of convenient vending machines situated throughout the Paris CDG Airport.
Currency Exchange, Communications and Banking Facilities
Currency exchange and banking facilities are available at CDG and there are a number of ATM cashpoints is all three of the terminal buildings. There are also post offices in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, open from Monday to Friday between 08:30 to 18:00, and several bureau de change outlets, proving good rates of currency exchange.
Business and Conference Facilities
Tel: +1 (0)1 4862 2290
Business and conference facilities are on hand and there are a wide range of services provided by Paris Airport, such as spacious meeting rooms, offices, a VIP lounge, telephones, fax machines, video services and photocopying. These business facilities are located in Charles de Gaulle's main Business Centre, in Terminal 1. There are also business facilities situated in the Terminal 2 building, as these include fast access to the Internet.
Paris Charles de Gaulle has good facilities for disabled travellers visiting the airport. These facilities include reserved parking spaces for disabled passengers with the relevant permits at a cheaper rate. It is advisable for disabled travellers to inform the airport of any special requirements prior to arrival. The information desk is the place to come for up-to-date advice about the onsite disabled facilities.
Other amenties and services include pharmacies, a medical centre with first aid facilities in the Terminal 1 building, prayer rooms in all of the terminals, and self-service check-in areas at Hall E in the Terminal 2 building.