Saturday, July 31, 2010

A night at the airport

One man, Mehran Karimi Nasseri, famously lived in the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport for 18 years, but for most people, the most pressing urge is to get into and out of the place as quickly as possible.

popular only with the group U2, it is nevertheless a place where you may find yourself needing to spend a night on a trip to Paris. You could sleep on a bench, but you should perhaps note that the ‘Guide to sleeping in airports’ judged Charles de Gaulle to be the world’s worst, and to be frank, this really doesn’t surprise me!

With this in mind, you may begin to think about reserving a hotel nearby. An English company, Airport, has had the same line of thought and has developed an airport hotel price comparison and booking service that helps people to find the best and cheapest accommodation offerings within the vicinity of over 100 airports across Europe, including Charles de Gaulle (and Orly...but not Beauvais yet!).

The technology behind the service is just a standard XML tool which compares results from 10 leading hotel reservation websites (eBookers,, but results seem interesting - with prices for a night near Orly starting at €38 for example.

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Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Spending the night at any airport is a pain, but I agree that a bench (or floor) at CDG would not be any fun! Thanks for the information. I have copied it and hope to never need to use it! Merci

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Sam Anderson said...

Waiting for a flight at the airport and staying for a long time is quite annoying. Passengers get bored there.
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