France Airport Guide


Friday, 18 October 2013

Paris Charles de Gaulle airport to get mega shopping complex

Aeroville, a brand new mega shopping centre at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport opened its doors for the first time on Thursday. It took eight years and €355 million to build - and the good news is it's open on Sundays.

If you are not happy with the quality of duty free shopping at Charles de Gaulle airport, you now have a brand spanking new alternative place to pick up last minute presents for family and friends before you fly off from Paris. Although you'll have to get the airport a little earlier of course.
The €355 million Aeroville, which was inaugurated on Wednesday, has been a long time coming – eight years in fact but Unibail-Radamco, the owners of Aeroville are hoping it will be all be worth the wait.
They describe it as “the biggest shopping centre to open in the Paris region of Ile-de-France in 20 years”.
The centre has space for 200 boutiques, 98 percent of which are already occupied and if you walk around the whole centre you will cover a distance of 1.2 kilometres.
There are also 30 restaurants in the centre with indoor terraces, which is in stark contrast to few dining options available at Charles de Gaulle airport itself.