Paris Orly Airport is an international public airport located in Orly and Villeneuve-le-Roi in France. It is operated by Aeroports de Paris, together with the bigger Roissy Airport that also serves the city of Paris. Orly Airport is a secondary hub for domestic and overseas territories flights of Air France, and is the home base for Transavia France. Prior to the establishment of Roissy (Charles de Gaulle) Airport, Orly Airport was the main airport of Paris. It still remains as one of the busiest airports in the country though, even with the shift of most international traffic to the CDG. Orly also maintains its place as the busiest French airport for domestic traffic, and the second busiest in terms of overall passenger traffic. Most flights through Orly Airport are domestic services that strengthen transportation in mainland France.
Currently, Orly Airport has two separate passenger terminal buildings, Terminal Sud or South Terminal, and Terminal Ouest or West Terminal. Terminal Sud is a brick-style southern terminal building that is made up of six floors. Terminal Ouest meanwhile features a two-floor building, with four “fingers” rather than a brick-style layout. Both terminals serve international and domestic services.
What to see & do
A major European city and a global centre for fashion, art, gastronomy, history, and culture, the beautiful city of Paris boasts of its past, its present, and its future. Travellers come from all over the world to see this wonder of a place, where the surroundings are as beautiful as its locals.
The Catacombs – Located in the 14th arrondissement of Paris, the Catacombs were used to store the exhumed bones of about six million people from the overflowing Paris cemeteries. They fill a section of caverns and tunnels that are the remains of old stone mines that are underneath the city. Entry to the said destination is limited to at least 200 persons at any given time, so if a tourist is on the line, he or she might wait for a few minutes before he or she is granted entry.
Notre Dame de Paris – One of the iconic landmarks of Paris and of France, the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris or 'Notre Dame' is a historic Catholic cathedral on the eastern half of the Ile de la Cite. It is the seat of the current Archbishop of Paris; its treasury notable for its reliquary that houses some of Catholicism's most important first-class relics including the purported Crown of Thorns, a fragment of the True Cross of Jesus Christ, and one of the Holy Nails that are used to keep Jesus' body on the cross during the Crucifixion.
Chateau de Versailles – The Palace of Versailles, or simply Versailles, is an impressive royal chateau in the Ile de France region of France. Originally owned by Albert de Gondi who is a friend to Louis XIII of France, it was bought by Louis XIII and has become an important and iconic chateau to royals. Its interiors are nothing short of regal fashion, and its exterior planned by the best architects and engineers.
How to get around within Paris
Getting around Paris is fairly easy due to the abundance of public transport modes such as trains, buses, taxis, and even boats in the area. In addition, the city is a pedestrian-friendly place that is perfect for smart travellers who wish to savour Paris without being gutted by travelling costs. Rental bikes, cars, and scooters are also available here.
How to get there
One of the major airports in the country of France and in Paris, Orly Airport serves a multitude of international and domestic flights from its base. It serves as a hub for Aigle Azur, Air France, and Transavia France, and as a focus city for Air Caraibes, Chalair Aviation, easyJet, Royal Air Maroc, and Vueling. Orly Airport receives flights from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, North America, and Southeast Asia.
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