Review: Air France Business Class Lounge Terminal 2E Paris CDG

Review: Air France Business Class Lounge Terminal 2E Paris CDG

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This Review of the Air France Business Class Lounge at Paris CDG Terminal 2E, Hall M is from our visit prior to a Delta One flight from Paris to NYC. Frequent traveler? Read all our Airport Lounge Reviews or Business Class Flight Reviews.

Air France Lounge CDG Terminal 2E Hall M Location, Hours, Access

The Air France Business Class Lounge in Paris CDG Terminal 2E, Hall M is located airside, after security, with an entrance between designer shops. When facing the lounge entrance, gates M21-34 are to the left, while gates M43-50 are toward the right.

The lounge is open daily from 5:30am-4pm, and access is available for Air France and Sky Team Business Class passengers and Flying Blue elite members. It's also possible to pay €50 or 10,000 Flying Blue Miles, subject to availability, for lounge access.

Review: Air France Business Class Lounge Terminal 2E Paris CDG Reception
Review: Air France Business Class Lounge Terminal 2E Paris CDG Reception Self Check-in Screens

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Air France Business Lounge Paris CDG Terminal 2E Amenities

The lounge is large, with multiple seating areas, yet was so crowded when we arrived around 9am that it was challenging to find anywhere we could sit individually, let alone together.

All the window seats with views of the tarmac were taken:

Review: Air France Lounge Paris CDG Terminal 2E Hall M Crowded Seating

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Similarly, the dining area was crowded as well:

Review: Air France Lounge Paris CDG Terminal 2E Hall M Crowded Dining Room Seating

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There's a relaxation area, and while some of the seats at first glance appeared vacant, there were drinks and food as well as luggage next to them that suggested someone might be returning soon.

Review: Air France Lounge Paris CDG Terminal 2E Hall M Relaxation Area

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Sadly, some of the loungers were in pretty bad shape, with cracked surfaces:

Cracked Surface of Lounger, Relaxation Area of Air France Lounge, Terminal 2E Hall M
Review: Air France Lounge Paris CDG Terminal 2E Hall M Relaxation Lounger

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A Customer Service area was marked, but unstaffed during our visit:

Customer Service Area, Air France Lounge Paris CDG Terminal 2E Hall M

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In addition to the seating, dining, and relaxation areas and customer service area, there's WiFi, complimentary food and drinks, and a Clarins Spa with shower rooms and several treatment rooms where complimentary 20 minute facials are available to book; more on this below.

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Air France Business Lounge Paris CDG Terminal 2E Food and Drink

Since our visit was in the morning, the buffet offered breakfast items. While the selections were limited, the food quality was quite good for an international business class lounge, such as these crepes and the goat cheese on the cheese plate.

Crepes, Air France Lounge Review, Terminal 2E Hall M
Cheese Plate, Air France Business Class Lounge Review, Paris CDG Terminal 2E

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The fromage frais and croissants were quite decent as well.

Fromage Frais, Air France Lounge Review, Terminal 2E Hall M

Croissants and Pastries, Air France Lounge Review, Terminal 2E Hall M

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The scrambled eggs were somewhat picked over, so I didn't have any, but my husband said they were fine. On the other hand, the bacon wasn't anywhere near as crispy as we'd have liked, so we gave that a miss.

Scrambled Eggs, Air France Lounge Review, Terminal 2E Hall M
Bacon, Air France Business Class Lounge Review, Paris CDG Terminal 2E

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Drinks included Tropicana orange juice, Evian bottled water, soft drinks, sparkling wine and other wines, and spirits.

Tropicana Orange Juice, Air France Lounge Review, Paris CDG Terminal 2E
Evian Bottled Water
Cup Noodles and Soft Drinks, Air France Lounge Review, Paris CDG Terminal 2E
Sparkling and White Wine, Air France Lounge Review, Paris CDG
Spirits, Air France Lounge Review Paris CDG Terminal 2E

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Air France Business Lounge Paris CDG Terminal 2E Clarins Spa

My favorite feature of the lounge is the Clarins Spa. It's on the opposite side of the lounge from the food, so after entering the lounge, turn right to get to the spa, instead of going left towards the dining area and buffet.

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There are a number of shower rooms on the left hand side, and there was no wait for me to have a shower (probably due to the morning time frame), even though the seating areas of the lounge were packed. The shower room has its own sink, toilet, and rain shower.

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Many lounges have shower rooms, however; the real attraction of the Clarins Spa is a complimentary 20 minute facial, if you're able to find an available time during your visit to the lounge. Use the touch screen to book a treatment time.

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There are three facial options for women, and two options for men.

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At the appointed time, my therapist led me into one of the treatment rooms, where I sat on this reclined chair while she cleansed and applied various Clarins products to my face. Even though I only had 10 minutes before I had to leave to catch my flight, it was very relaxing and my skin felt extremely hydrated afterwards. I was also given a product sample.

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The Verdict

We had a mixed experience in the Air France Lounge. I loved the Clarins Spa, both the chance to refresh with a shower and particularly the complimentary facial treatment. The food was also a step up from most other business class lounge breakfast offerings, with crepes, the cheese plate and fromage frais.

On the other hand, the seating areas of the lounge were completely packed, making the non-spa areas far from relaxing. I also noticed some significant wear and tear on some of the relaxation loungers, which had clearly seen better days.

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Vineet Gupta
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I thought that the Air France lounge was fabulous!

* The lounge is huge, and bathed in natural light
* Free 20 minute spa treatment for all visitors
* High quality buffet with fresh food
* Laurent Perrier champagne served
* Excellent runway views
* The lounge is well designed and the furniture is high quality