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Things to do in Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport (XDT)

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport (XDT). How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport (XDT) attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport (XDT) to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport (XDT).

  • Atlanteam Internet Areas

    These convenient multimedia computer stations come equipped with high-speed Internet connections, ready-to-use desktop computers, and (in some case... More
  • Be Relax Spa, Charles de Gaulle

    With easy-to-spot blue-and-white massage outposts throughout the airport, mini-spa Be Relax has two treatment rooms. If an upper-back massage (from... More
  • Beauty Unlimited

    The largest French airport fragrance and cosmetics store (nearly 6,500 square feet) shimmers in a sleek black-and-white interior. Friendly multilin... More
  • Cécile & Jeanne

    The 20-year-old family-run company, Cecile and Jeanne, opened a boutique in the Charles de Gaulle airport in 2005. Located in terminal 2, near gate... More
  • Charles de Gaulle International Airport (XDT)

    Charles de Gaulle International Airport (XDT) is Europe’s No. 2 airport (after London’s Heathrow) in the number of passengers this aeronautic hub a... More
  • Espaces Détente Service

    The Charles de Gaulle airport is the first to offer Espaces Detente Service (Relaxation and Service Areas). The first of these multimedia "bars" ar... More
  • La Maison du Chocolat

    This purveyor of luxury chocolate touched down at CDG in 2009, opening two mini boutiques catering to discerning jet-setters. Truffles, éclairs, fr... More
  • Ladurée

    Paris’s famed tea salon opened its second airport boutique here in March 2009 (the first opened in Orly in February 2009). The signature pale green... More
  • Luxury Shopping

    With the privatization of the Charles de Gaulle airport in 2006, more than 121 shops have opened in Terminal 2, especially in the newer areas such ... More
  • Mobile Phone Vending Machines

    The Charles de Gaulle airport offers mobile phone vending machines in Terminal 2. Purchase a ready-to-use Bic mobile phone with a prepaid SIM (Subs... More
  • Modern Architecture at Charles de Gaulle

    Recently rejuvenated after a $390 million renovation, notable architecture has been a symbol of Charles de Gaulle Airport since it opened in 1974. ... More
  • Musées de France

    Located in Terminal 2E of Charles de Gaulle Airport, this shop sells art-related gifts, including replicas of famous artifacts housed in France’s m... More
  • Place Vendôme

    Chaumet, jewelers to Napoleon, and Van Cleef & Arpels divide this elegant space beneath photos of the real Place Vendôme. Fine jewelry and watches ... More
  • Pure et Rare

    Lined with wooden shelves on stone walls, the airport’s nicest wine and spirits shop covers all regions and budgets (a Chardonnay Vin de Pays, AOC ... More
  • Relaxation Zones

    Located at either end of Terminal 2E in Charles de Gaulle Airport, these secluded relaxation zones offer a relatively quiet place to relax before o... More

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