Charles de Gaulle Paris Airport
Car Hire Paris from Charles de Gaulle Airport (ORY)( know to the French as Roissy) 25KM out of the centre of Paris. Paris is a unique city with great history and has been a centre of economics as well a culture and religion. With so many areas of the city to explore, your rental car will allow easy access to churches, museums, monuments and parks, to experience the Parisian architecture, fashion and gastronomic style. Alternatively drive to Versailles, the Royal Chateau built for Louis XIV (47km) or Euro Disney, the Disney Park Resort in Marne-la-Vallee (24km).
The River Seine divides the city of Paris, the 37 bridges makes travelling by hire car very accessible. North of the river is the Chaillot Quater, Champs Elysee, the Operatic Quarter, and to the South is the World Famous Eiffel Tower, St Germain des Pres and the Latin Quarter to name but a few. Visit the Musee du Louvre (situated of Rue de Rivoli) to see one of the important collections of art work in the world, the museum building dates back to medieval times. Four centuries of Kings and Emperors have enlarged it with the most recent addition of the glass pyramid in the front courtyard. Just a short walk from here is the famous hotel The Ritz, synonymous with Royalty and many celebrity guests, surrounded by world class fashion brand flag ship stores, such as
Visit the iconic Eiffel Tower which is located on the Champ de Mars. The tallest building in Paris designed by Gustave Eiffel is the ideal location to see the city. There are three levels available to tourists; take the lift or walk the 300 steps to the top; tickets can be purchased online or at the base of the tower.
Drive east out of Paris to the ultimate family holiday destination Euro Disney, take the A4 exit 14. The huge resort is built on 5,000 acres and includes two theme parks and seven hotels, several with swimming pools numerous shops and restaurants, seasonal ice rink and a golf course. The park has its own train service called Val d’Europe which takes you to a discount shopping centre and the Sea World Centre.
The palace and gardens of Versailles show the architectural of Louis XVI reign, stroll through the vast manicured gardens. The palace was built in a series of sections evolved from an original hunting lodge. The first section is a series of wings that expanded into a large court yard. It is decorated with marble busts and fine antiques. Within the residence there is a chapel and Opera house. The interiors within the buildings of Versailles display an opulence of a bygone era.
Charles de Gaulle is the principal airport in France, named after Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970) leader of the free French Forces (and founder of the French Fifth Republic). Charles de Gaulle (ORY) handled 60,970,551 passengers in 2011 making it the sixth busiest airport in the world and extends over 12.50 sq miles of land. The expansion of the original airport began in 1966 and Terminal 1 was built in an avant-garde design of ten floor high building with seven satellite buildings each with four gates. The main architect for this project was Paul Andreu. The Airport has three terminals 1 and 2 are the oldest and primarily for Air France. Terminal three has a single hall and consists of shops restaurants and offices.
Charles de Gaulle Airport advises that all luggages must be clearly labelled and old flight tags removed; liquids must be in clear plastic bags and baby food and drink ready for testing. Services such as currency exchange, banking, post office and pharmacies are available. There are many shops and restaurants available prior to boarding your flight. For families with young children there are soft play areas and children’s TV programmes showing. There are areas for meditation for all religions and it is possible to contact chaplains and leaders for your faith.