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Roissy-en-France, the Gateway to France, is a quiet, rustic Gallic-Roman village in the green valleys of Val-d'Oise.

Book a stay in Roissy-en-France to enjoy a traditional French town, with a peaceful atmosphere you won’t find in nearby Paris. Cobblestone streets, galleries, churches and pâtisseries await you in this rustic village. The larger region is home to a number of ancient churches and a theme park based on a famous French cartoon.

Roissy-en-France is just a short drive from bustling Paris and next to the well-connected Charles de Gaulle International Airport. The town’s population is fewer than 3,000, but it has many hotels and restaurants that cater to the thousands of people who choose it as a stopover each year.

Stretch your legs with a stroll around town. The village square, Place du Pays de France, and parks are nice spots to relax. Grab a fresh baguette from one of the local pâtisseries, or take a seat on a café’s terrace and enjoy a café au lait (coffee with milk). The historical town hall, called La Mairie in French, is the most significant building. The modern L'Orangerie is the cultural center and has art exhibits and performances in its theater.

Various notable churches are nearby. Royaumont Abbey to the north is from the 13th century, while St. Denis Basilica, closer to the town center, is a model for Gothic architecture.

If you’re traveling with children, head to Parc Astérix in nearby Plailly. This large amusement park is based on the cartoon adventures of Asterix and Obelix and has dozens of rides and shows.

As the evening falls, head to the local restaurants and bistros for classic French cuisine. There is no nightlife to speak of, so if you are looking for entertainment, head to Paris for countless options. The Metro line to Paris is in the airport, which is only a short taxi ride away from Roissy-en-France.

If you plan to reach Paris by plane, Roissy-en-France is a great option as a place to stay. It is called the Gateway for Paris for this very reason and it welcomes foreign travelers with open arm

Top hotels in Roissy-en-France

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Holiday Inn Express Paris - CDG Airport
Holiday Inn Express Paris - CDG Airport
3 out of 5
5 Rue du Voyageur, Roissy-en-France, Val d'Oise
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Paris Nord 2 International Business Park and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Aeroville Shopping Center. Usines ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,361 reviews)

"Very convient to airport and trains, new and modern, nice breakfast selection, pleasant staff."…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2020

Holiday Inn Express Paris - CDG Airport
Novotel Suites Paris CDG Airport Villepinte
Novotel Suites Paris CDG Airport Villepinte
4 out of 5
335 Rue de la Belle Etoile, Roissy-en-France, Val-d'Oise
per night
Mar 20 - Mar 21

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Paris Nord 2 International Business Park and Aeroville Shopping Center. Paris Nord Villepinte ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,406 reviews)

"Convenient location with free shuttle to CDG. Quiet, clean rooms, very helpful staff, nice breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

Novotel Suites Paris CDG Airport Villepinte
Première Classe Roissy Charles De Gaulle Paris Nord 2
Première Classe Roissy Charles De Gaulle Paris Nord 2
2 out of 5
309 Rue de la Belle Etoile, ZI Paris Nord 2, BP5005, Roissy-en-France, Val-d'Oise
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Paris Nord 2 International Business Park and Aeroville Shopping Center. Paris Nord Villepinte ...

3.3/5 (3,817 reviews)

"staff should inform the customers with the full timing details of the shuttle bus. Like in or case, or flight is 7:35 am and we asked what was the last shutle the first crew told us only until 12, second crew told us every 30 mins so we have to check out at 12midnight. Literally we just stayed in ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb 2020

Première Classe Roissy Charles De Gaulle Paris Nord 2

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Arc de Triomphe
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Arc de Triomphe

4.5/5(1,221 reviews)

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Moulin Rouge

4/5(393 reviews)

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Reviews of Roissy-en-France


Guest rating

5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent 16.39344262295082%
4 - Good
4 - Good 47.540983606557376%
3 - Okay
3 - Okay 24.59016393442623%
2 - Disappointing
2 - Disappointing 4.918032786885246%
1 - Terrible
1 - Terrible 6.557377049180328%

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveller

Oct 8, 2019

They charge for the FREE shuttle. Staff are rude and tried to charge extra, staff didnt handle complaints well and haven't refunded me despite saying i would be refunded.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Oct 7, 2019

The area is really only good for staying before a flight. Too far from anything in Paris to really make sense for anything else.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Aug 23, 2019

Please please please please can get direct trains/buses/coaches to Paris for your PAYING guests. If it wasn’t for the tourists you wouldn’t be as popular. As a first time customer I wasn’t impressed as the trains from CDG to Paris are terrible!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Aug 21, 2019

Good starting point to see Paris in three days.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jul 6, 2019

V good place to visit

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveller

Jun 8, 2019

Poor hotel. Poor experience