If you’re transiting through Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and have some time on your hands, a new lounge offers relaxation and comfort…for free.
Called Instant Paris, this “public transit lounge” is located in Terminal 2E (Air France). It is open 24/7 and includes:
- Yotel, an innovative hotel in an international area to relax for a couple of hours or even for a night.
- A place of relaxation, culture and entertainment, in true Parisian style.
- A restaurant called Naked, to enjoy organic food in a relaxed environment.
To be clear, the hotel and food are not free. But if you are facing a long layover, the seating is comfortable, there is room to spread out and even lay down, plus an outdoor terrace for some fresh air (or a smoke). The lounge is likened to a Parisian apartment, offering areas including a:
- Dining Room
- Play Room
Best of all? Peace and quiet. No annoying music or security announcements to drown out the ambiance.
Here are some pictures:
I love innovation like this. This represents a far more humane transit experience than most airport concourses. While it may represent sacrificed space, it just makes the travel experience more bearable.