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Debbie Lee

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Is a 3 hour layover at Charles de Galle enough time to go out to do something?

Not necessarily in Paris proper since it's far away from the airport, but maybe in smaller surrounding cities. Thanks!

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  • Rena OBrien

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    Unfortunately, no. While some airports are located close enough to surrounding cities, CDG isn't something you want to mess with. Customs, re-checking your bag and travel time would eat up the entire 3 hours easily. IF you decide to chance it, make sure you let the attendants checking your bag in the airport you're departing from. This way you don't look sketchy leaving the layover airport with less bags you started with.

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    • Annemarie D.

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      I'd +1 this. CDG is in a 'burb and anything interesting will be too far. · (1 likelikes)

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      Thanks, Rena! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Natalie DiScala

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    Three hours isn't enough time to get into Paris to do anything and then make it back to catch your flight. But CDG is a great airport so I suggest taking your time to explore ... and sample some macarons from Laduree, of course!

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      Thank you for sharing this, Natalie! Mmmmm... Laduree :) · (0 likelikes)

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  • Ugo Jacovella

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    Unfortunately not ! Visit the CDG duty free ... Sorry

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      Haha, thank you, Ugo! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Stephane Vigouroux

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    Hi Debbie, unfortunately CDG is not located in the best place of Paris...

    However, if you are into planes or aerospace, there is a museum at Le Bourget dedicated on this subject. Le Bourget is a city not too far from CDG, should be about 15kms from the airport.

    Except this, I have no clue for only 3 hours stopover.

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      Great answer Stephane! By the way, you put the little "@" symbol in front of the location you are mentioning to have it show up on the map. I edited this response to show you how to do it. That aersospace museum sounds amazing. · (0 likelikes)

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      Thank you, Stephane! I'll keep this in my back pocket for the next time I'm in Paris :) · (0 likelikes)

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  • Renate Flynn

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    I have to agree with the other responses. Leaving CDG for a 3hr layover in an attempt to see something in Paris makes me cringe and shiver at the stress you would experience! And, you really would not see anything except the back of your taxi driver's head! (And that taxi ride would not be inexpensive, either!)

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      Thank you so much for your insight on this, Renate! · (0 likelikes)

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