✅ Trip Verified
| Having read the prior reviews, we faced our departure here with some dread. Surprisingly, the experience was much better than expected. We dropped off a Lease car and spent two nights at the Oceania Hotel before a morning departure. As airport hotels go, the Oceania was better than average, and you could walk to the Terminal if you had to do so. We had lots of luggage from a 5 week trip, so took their van. Yes, the airport is old, but the folks checking us in at Air France and especially the Security people were as cheerful and kind as any we have encountered, very quick and efficient, and that compares to a dozen airports in France and over a hundred around the world. True, the seating areas are less than ideal, shopping and food vendors are limited, but everything was clean and well maintained. What do you expect in a small airport? I understand there have been efforts to build a bigger and more modern airport north of the city, but those effort have been blocked by litigation and political.conflict. Who would want to invest substantially in an old airport when its future is uncertain? The people who do invest and count are the employees there, and they are first rate! The area around the airport is bland, with far too many roundabouts and commercial rather than retail business to be of interest to the leisure traveler, but so what. I'm not looking for a mall.