Air France has revealed its beautiful new Schengen Lounge in Terminal 2F at Paris (CDG) that is simply stunning. Kudos to Air France for making airport lounges sexy once again.
Beautiful Air France 2F Lounge In Paris (CDG)
For many years, you would not be off-base for wondering if you were in a prison instead of an Air France lounge. Think Frankfurt. Or Houston. But Air France has embraced both style and substance with its latest lounge in Paris.
The lounge is huge–3,000 square meters (over 32,000 square feet!)–and includes 570 seats spread over two levels. The space and the furniture was designed by the Jouin Manku agency, composed of Canadian architect Sanjit Manku and French designer Patrick Jouin.
Catering will also be upgrade. As Air France describes it:
For a quick bite to eat, mini sandwiches, salads and hot quiches are available at all times. There is also a dedicated counter with pancakes in the morning, dishes of the day made by a chef at lunchtime, as well as an aperitif service. Cheeses and desserts complete this offer designed in the spirit of a French bistro. The wine list, chosen by Paolo Basso, world’s best sommelier in 2013, offers a wide selection of wines and champagnes. Finally, a vast “detox” area has a relaxing atmosphere and offers a wide range of herbal teas.
We seen many lounges that debut looking fresh, but don’t age well. Air France promises this lounge is different, and that the “terrazzo, lava stone, wood, leather and other fabrics” are all designed to provide comfort, beauty, and age well. I certainly hope that is the case, as everything looks timeless to me:
Air France also unveiled this video concerning the new lounge:
The lounge is open daily from 5:30am to 10:00pm and available to business class and Flying Blue Elite Plus customers. Subject to space availability, travelers in economy class can purchase access for 35EUR.
(H/T: One Mile At A Time)