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Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)

Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, also known as Roissy Airport (or just Roissy in French), in the Paris area, is one of the world's principal aviation centres, as well as France's main airport. It is named after Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970), leader of the Free French Forces and founder of the French Fifth Republic. It is located within portions of several communes, 25 km (16 mi) to the north-east of Paris. The airport serves as the principal hub for Air France. Charles de Gaulle Airport - also known as Paris Roissy - has three modern terminals offering travellers quality facilities and services. An excellent choice of restaurants, bars and shops, plus extensive banking and currency, business, first aid, visitor and special needs amenities are featured at Paris CDG Airport. The three terminals are connected by free shuttle buses and handle over 200,000 passengers daily. Terminal 1 handles international flights, excluding Air France, Terminal 2 Air France and other airlines flying to European destinations and Terminal T9 handles charter flights exclusively. Terminal 2 currently has five separate halls and is being further expanded to an eventual capacity of 50 million people by 2010.

Transfer Between Terminals
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) has three terminals, handling both international and domestic traffic. Terminals 1 and 2 have a range of facilities including shopping outlets, restaurants and business facilities such as meeting rooms and VIP lounges.
Terminals 1, 2 and 3 are linked by the new CDGVAL airport metro line.

Car Parking
Each terminal has its own covered car park with direct access to the terminal by lift. The long-term car park PR is for Terminal 1, and car park PX is for Terminals 2 and 3; all are linked by a free airport shuttle bus.

Airport Facilities
Money and communications: There are bureaux de change and at least one bank branch and ATM in all three terminals. Post offices can be found in terminals 1 and 2. Wireless Internet access is available, as is mobile phone rental.

Luggage: Lockers are no longer available due to security concerns. There are lost and found offices in all the terminals. Call (01) 4862 1334 (for terminals 1 and 3) or (01) 4816 6383 (Terminal 2).

Other facilities: Prayer rooms are located in all three terminals. Medical services as well as massage therapy and manicure are available in terminals 1 and 2. Play areas can be found in Terminal 2.

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