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Airports in France

Being one of the busiest countries in the world, France houses around 200 airports in the country for civilians’ use while the country’s military exclusively uses 200 more airports. The Charles de Gaulle, referred by the code CDG airport situated at Paris is the largest airport in France. Next to the Heathrow airport in London, the Charles de Gaulle is the second busiest airport in Europe. It’s unbelievable that around 58 million passengers arrive and leave the airport annually. It is also a major hub for Air France, the official airlines of the country. It’s an important transit airport that connects international flights to many countries in Europe and US. Most people who are moving to France arrive at this airport to take a connecting flight to their destination city in France.
The Orly airport in Paris is the second largest in France. Around 25 million passengers enter and exit this airport. Though lesser than that of Charles de Gaulle, it’s not a bad figure at all. The other two airports in the city of Paris are Le Bourget and Beauvais Tille.airports in france
The third largest airport in France is the Nice Cote d’Azur. It is close to Nice, situated at the region of PACA. More than 10 million people per year are recorded in the airport. Other major airports are Marseille-Marignane, Lyon-Saint Exupery and Toulouse-Blagnact. Marseille-Marignane is near the second largest city of the country, Marseille. Lyon-Saint Exupery is the major airport in the Rhones-Alps region while Toulouse-Blagnact is the important airport in the Midi-Pyrenees region. The Bordeaux International airport is an important airport in the western part of the country while Dijon Longvic and Strasbourg are the important ones on the eastern side of France.
Airports in France are well-connected by various transportation means to the rest of the country. Shuttle buses are available from the airports to popular tourist spots. For example, shuttle buses connect Paris airports to Disneyland Paris. Tourists find this service helpful. There are also metro and RER trains that connect airports to other places. RER B train runs from central Paris to Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports. The high-speed TGVs also run from airports to other places in France. There are buses, taxis and car hire services as well from airports to many sight-seeing places in and around Paris.
Very close to the airports, tourists can find hotels in France for a decent accommodation. Inside the airports in France, one can find several utilities such as banks, ATMs, currency exchangers, restaurants, medical stores and healthcare centers.

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