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A novice in Paris – advice please
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I am flying to CDG for the first time on Tuesday. I land @ 10.45 and fly out again with Turkish @ 16.10. Will I have time to get into Paris for some sightseeing or would that be too much of a faff and an extended bit of shopping/lounge time be more sensible? If the latter, which lounge should I target? Many thanks in advance.
I wouldn’t risk it. Too much chance of traffic or other difficulties in that short time to and from.
Rhys did some recent reviews on lounge facilities at CDG, around 2 months ago, on here. Lounge access will of courae depend on terminal, airline, your own airline program status and what class you’re travelling. And possibly lounge program membership or pass purchase via card or other places.
I’d like to see CDG become more like Changi in the facilities on offer to passengers with longer transits but can’t see it ever haopening.
That’s not enough time to get to Paris and back again with enough time to do anything and as noted by LL there are all sorts of risks especially with the pensions unrest.
Someone did comment a while back about just getting out of the airport for a spot of lunch but can’t remember where they said to go but if the weather is ok when you land then a spot of lunch on a terrace somewhere could be an option.
The nearby village of Roissy-en-France is quite pleasant if the weather is OK and you’d like somewhere to walk around in the fresh air before your next flight. We haven’t tried any of the local cafes or restaurants so can;t recommend one in particularly. Several of the CDG airport hotels for the major chains are actually located here so there are the usual hotel shuttle buses but I imagine there would be a local bus to the village as well.
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