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  • Airport Code: CDG
  • Country: France
  • Nearest City: Paris
  • Timezone: UTC+1
  • Official Website: http://www.aeroportsdeparis.fr/ADP/en-gb/passagers/home/
  • Address: 95700 Roissy-en-France, France
  • Coordinates: 49.004, 2.5711
  • Distance to City: 25km
  • Terminals: 3
  • Airport Phone: +33 1 70 36 39 50
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Car Hire at Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport Terminal 1

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is one of Europe’s busiest passenger airports and the bigger of Paris' two main airports. It is located 23 kilometres northeast of Paris, so once you have collected your rental car, you are within easy reach of the French capital and beyond. To reach Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport from Paris, drivers should take the A1 via Porte de la Chapelle or the A3 via Porte de Bagnolet to the A1. The world's eighth-busiest airport and Europe's second-busiest (after London Heathrow), Paris Charles de Gaulle handles more than 62 million passengers a year.

Car rental desks are located in the Arrivals Hall of Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport. Check your Nova Car Hire booking confirmation document for details of your car hire provider's precise location and opening hours. When you arrive at the desk, a staff member will bring you to your rental car.

About Attractions Outside Paris

Once you have spent a few days in the capital, it's time to get out of Paris and explore the many delights scattered within easy driving distance of the City of Light. You'll find that accommodation outside Paris is much cheaper too. Rent a car at Charles De Gaulle Airport and drive to Normandy. It's about 92km to Chartres, home of the stunning cathedral. You can also take in Rouen, Mont St. Michel, Dinan, Honfleur. History aficionados should visit the Normandy Beaches and the American, British and German war cemeteries.

Disneyland and Parc d'Asterix, the two main amusement parks close to Paris, will probably be your main concern if you are travelling with children. They will also enjoy Thoiry Zoo, a 55km drive west of Paris, and home to freely roaming big game. Other attractions in the vicinity of Paris that you should consider building your itinerary around include Versailles, Fontainebleau Castle, and Giverny.

Car hire at Charles De Gaulle Airport Terminal 2.

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Images: Paris skyline by Moyan Brenn & detail of Eiffel Tower by Martin Fisch