Anyone who has ever experienced a long layover will know that an airport isn’t always the most exciting place to spend their day. Luckily, Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris has realised this, and has provided a range of facilities to improve passengers’ travelling experiences.

As there are over 34 million people passing through this airport’s three terminals every year, it comes as no surprise that there has been a demand for quality time-killing options. Here are some of the best facilities that will keep you occupied during your layover or while you are waiting for one of our holiday transfers!.

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For The Kids

Travelling with children can be a nightmare, and never more so than during a long layover. It’s just as well then that passengers spending an extended period in terminals 2E and S4 can deposit their children in the Disney themed video game area while they keep a watchful eye on them from the comfort of one of the nearby bars. Even teens aren’t forgotten, with PlayStation 3 consoles available free of charge in the departure lounges.

Film And Music

Great for both kids and adults who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the airport environment, the Sony GalerieParisienne video lounge in terminal 2E is the place to go where you can watch 3D HD movies for free. If music is more your thing, you can simply hook your iPod up to one of the free listening stations in terminal 2E’s music lounge or tune in to a free web radio station.

Pampering

If the stresses of travelling are taking their toll, spend your layover taking time out in the Be Relax Spa in terminal 2E’s Hall M. Offering a range of luxurious treatments from a foot massage to a facial, passengers will feel ready to tackle the rest of the journey stress-free.

Education

Improve your mind while you travel with a visit to the airport’s EspaceMusées, a regularly updated space that contains items from some of the collections from Paris’s top museums.

Shopping

Browsing the shops is a good way to kill a few hours, and Charles de Gaulle Airport has no shortage of these. From world-class duty free stores offering a wealth of bargains to designer boutiques like Prada and Gucci in terminal 2C, there should be plenty to keep even the most dedicated shopper entertained.

Dining

Enjoying a delicious meal is one of the most pleasurable ways to spend your layover, with options to suit all palates. From the luxurious Caviar House &Prunier Seafood Bar to the tasty vegetarian options at EXKi, there are many eating places that offer culinary delights. For a lighter lunch, breakfast, or just a tasty snack, the Ladurée Restaurant in terminal 2F is the perfect spot to sample the authentically divine French macarons.

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