Le Saint Germain
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An affordable fresh hotel a short train ride from Charles de Gaulle airport
Opened in 2015, this unassuming hotel in Aulnay-sous-Bois still has a fresh feel to it: bright, neat and modest. It’s a ten-minute ride on the RER from Charles de Gaulle and another ten to walk from the station, so a convenient option if you need to be close to the airport. Most of the hotel is decorated in either white or muted tones, apart from the breakfast room and bar area, where there’s a Moroccan theme. Ornate tiling and multifoil arches abound, plus there’s a purple pool table. All the rooms are uncluttered and light, with wi-fi access, smart TVs, walk-in showers and coffee machines.
Neighbourhood: Compared to the other communes around the airport, Aulnay-sous-Bois is pretty well served. Stepping out here will lead you to Jacques Prévert Theatre and Cinema, Aulnay Hammam Turkish baths, and all manner of food, from local cuisine (Au Chantilly) to Japanese (Royal Tokyo) and Mediterranean (La Bonne Etoile). Back towards the Charles de Gaulle is Aéroville, a huge shopping mall with a food court and cinema. Or if you’re willing to venture further afield, the RER B will have you in the centre of Paris in under half an hour.
Sausset State Park: For a breath of fresh air, animals and children’s activities
Disneyland Paris: For all-day family fun that suits all ages
Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace: For aeronautical history, set in the old passenger terminal of Le Bourget airport
Time Out tip: If you’re planning to have a car with you, book Le Saint Germain directly through their own website to get access to their secure car park for free (otherwise there’s a fee to pay).