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Car Hire at Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport Terminal 1
Rent a car at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, and you are at the heart of one of the busiest airports in Europe. Paris Charles de Gaulle handles some 62 million passengers annually, putting it among the world's top ten airports and second only to London Heathrow in Europe. Significantly bigger than Paris Orly, Charles de Gaulle is located 23 kilometres northeast of Paris.
You can get to Charles de Gaulle Airport from Paris by taking the A1 via Porte de la Chapelle or the A3 via Porte de Bagnolet to the A1. When you land at the airport to collect your hire car, proceed to the car rental desks in the Arrivals Hall. Your Nova Car Hire booking confirmation document includes all the details of your car hire provider, including the precise location of the desk and the opening hours. When you arrive at the desk, a staff member will direct you to your rental car.
About Attractions Outside Paris
After you've had your mind blown by the wonders of the capital, it's time to get into your rental car and abandon the City of Light for the delights that lie within easy driving distance. 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