Details on French Airports
Like Many of Europe’s larger countries, France is served by several airports providing access to its cities and regions. Lille Airport serves the town of Lille in Northern France, near the country’s border with Belgium. The airport is located just off the A1 Autoroute outside Lille and can be reached by the Navette Shuttlebus service, a 20 minute journey which costs €7 one way or €9 return. There is also a bus service and several taxi companies run out to the airport.
ATMs are available in the terminal and Wi-Fi internet access is available too. A post office is located on the second floor. There is a small collection of shops, including a newsagent/bookstore in the public area and a duty-free outlet. Lille also offers a children’s play area, baby changing facilities and a first aid room. Lille airport is equipped with lifts and adapted toilets for wheelchair users, as well as several reserved parking spaces near the terminal entrance.
Strasbourg International Airport is located in France’s Alsace region near the country’s border with Germany. It is served by bus lines from the city of Strasbourg as well as taxis and a rail link from Strasbourg via Entzheim Station. There are ATMs in Arrivals and free Wi-Fi is available throughout. Because France is in the Eurozone French airports often don’t contain Bureaux de Change. There are bars and cafes, and wheelchair-accessible lifts and toilets.
Marseille Provence Airport serves the city of Provence, and France’s hot, southern region of Provence. It’s a three-terminal airport – domestic, international, and low-cost – whose terminals are within walking distance of each other. The airport is reached by car from the D20 highway at Marignane, and by rail from Marseilles to the Vitrolles Aeroport Station, where shuttle busses connect to the airport itself. Journey time is about 18 minutes, plus about five on the shuttle bus, and the fare is €4.70. Busses and taxis also connect the station with Marseilles and the surrounding area.
The airport itself offers Wi-Fi internet access (not available in the low-cost terminal) and various cafes and restaurants in the public areas of the main terminals and the boarding lounges. There are also vending machines available. There is a duty free shop and baby changing facilities, and showers in Hall 1. Toilets, lifts, and reserved parking spaces exist for disabled passengers and other facilities can be provided on request to the airlines or to Midi Provence.
The likes of Charles de Gaulle and Nice airport are large airports and offer all of the facilities you would come to expect from a major international airport.
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