Charles de Gaulle Airport is France's largest airport and the sixth busiest airport in the world, handling around 60 million passengers a year.
Also known as 'Roissy' to the French, the airport is located 25km north-east of Paris and is named after Charles-de Gaulle, leader of the Free French Forces and founder of the French Fifth Republic.
Paris-Charles de Gaulle has three terminals, the oldest of which is Terminal 1, originally designed in 1966 and built over ten floors in a circular avant-garde design which is connected to seven satellite buildings. Terminal 2 has been expanded significantly and now contains seven sub-terminals. The CDGVAL shuttle rail service links both terminals, as well as connecting to the smaller Terminal 3.
The airport contains a wide variety of passenger facilities including fully equipped work stations, premium lounges and currency exchange services as well as a multitude of shops, bars and restaurants.