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If you’re flying into Paris, odds are you’re landing at Charles de Gaulle International Airport—also known as Roissy to the locals. As France’s largest international airport, it handles the bulk of traffic arriving from other countries. It is also Europe’s second-busiest airport.
Charles de Gaulle is located about 25 km from downtown Paris and its attractions.
When you debark, odds are you’ve had a long flight, so head to your Charles de Gaulle airport hotel to squeeze in some R&R before jumping into Paris proper. Once you’re feeling refreshed, you can hire a cab or take the Metro into downtown Paris, where so much of the city’s culture (and food) is found. Are you ready to take in some of the world’s most extraordinary architecture? Visit the Palais-Royal, completed in 1639 to house Cardinal Richelieu, the chief minister of Louis XIII. It’s now used by the French Constitutional Council and the Ministry of Culture, and parts of it are open to visitors. Besides the beautiful grounds, the palace is also home to the Bibliotheque national de France—the national library. It is open to all who wish to make use of its collections, which encompass everything that has been published in France. Directly across from the Palais-Royal is the Louvre, the legendary museum. You can wander the museum itself for days, studying paintings, sculptures, and archaeological finds from Greece, Italy, and the Middle East, among others.
A trip to France should involve culture, food, and fun—not high prices. Book your trip with Expedia.ca and our Best Price Guarantee will ensure you get exactly what you want. Enjoy the food, the fun, and the people, and the cheapest deals on hotels in Paris. Head to the City of Lights with more money in your pocket to spend on the perfect Parisian souvenir for your friends back home.