In April, when we last departed Paris, my friend was dropped off at Charles de Gaulle airport several hours before her flight was to leave. With so much time on her hands, she had nothing else to do but sit and read a book and sit and sit some more.
Has this ever happened to you? What can you do when you have time on your hands at the airport or a short layover?
I just heard about the airport lounges available if you’re travelling through Orly or CDG (Charles de Gaulle Airport). If you are stuck at CDG consider booking into the comfortable airport lounge called The Patio. There you can hang out and relax for about €30. They have free WiFi, computer terminals, television, international newspapers, free beverages and snacks. The CDG Air France lounge even offers breakfast and showers!
and....You’re always close to screens showing flight information.
Lounges are open 7am-9pm. Try to reserve in advance on the Aeroports de Paris website. You can also buy a one-time pass to the Red Carpet Club (at CDG only), which is open 8am-midnight. You can purchase passes in advance online for US$39 or at the door for US$50.