Smoking at Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)

Airport Rating


Before and After Security Smoking

Espace Fumeurs, CDG.

Smoking is permitted in designated areas outside the terminals and reports suggest there are a few in the terminal also.

Many of the updates are from Serge (9th January 2017) and Troy (24th March 2018)

Terminal 1:

Feedback from Troy on the 24th March 2018:

  • Smoking rooms (there are 2 in the same area but only one has been open during my last trips) are located on level 10 near the 1st and Business Star Alliance lounges.

There are smoking areas : 

  • Near gates 50 to 58 on Boarding level

I would like to inform you that there is also a smoking area after security located next to the Icare lounge. Take the lift up to floor 10 and it is there. Feedback from Jean-Marc C. on the 4th December 2017.

Level 11 (up to Boarding level, elevator between Information terminal and passenger orientation and Travelex (currency exchange / Tax refund))

Terminal 2A:

Smoking heaven airside:

Feedback from Stephen on the 12th April 2018:

I found 3 separate airside smoking areas but non are clearly signposted.

  1. Outside already noted by someone is next to the main lounges Take the lift opposite main Duty Free (tobacco / alcohol). At the top it’s signposted.

  2. Games area near McDonalds. Go down stairs into games area for 2 smoking cabins (this is towards C gates from centre).

  3. Next to Fauchon Resto. In the A gates look for Fauchon then take stairs or lift up for 3 smoking cabins

Terminal 2B:

No smoking area

Terminal 2C:

Smoking area near McDonald’s, map below.

Terminal 2D:

D62/63 first level. Large Smokers area. Verified 17th April 2018. Feedback from Tom C.

Feedback from Troy on the 24th March 2018:

  • A secured smoking area is located downstairs near gate 58.

An open-space smoking area is located on the ground-floor shortly before the lounge and passport controls.

The area is actually located on the aircraft parking area, with an open roof.

Feedback from Frederic on the 8th August 2017.

Terminal 2E:

Update 10th August 2018 from Lee S.: I found new smoking area near AF service counter in pier L. It is located behind the line for security of pier L. It will be good for those who use free CDG lounge nearby. Photos below.

Update: A small standing booth for 8 to 10 people found today at Terminal 3E  between Gates 29 and 31 and at Gate 33. Feedback from Felix on the 17th Feb 2018. Photos below.

Areas at K45 and K37 (terminal 2E CDG) no longer there. New area by K30. Feedback from Simon on the 14th October 2017.

Gates L21 to L53: 4 smoking areas near L45 gate, L41 gate, L23 gate and L27 gate

Gates M21 to M50: 3 smoking areas near M31 gate (open air area), near M50 gate (open air area) and one after inspection (security gates ).

Terminal 2F

Next to gates F21 and F46 are two places to smoke after security. Update from Mark on the 14th Aug 18.

Feedback from Troy on the 24th March 2018:

  • At gate area F21-F26: Downstairs,

  • o right at vending machines between Hermès & Royal Quartz.,

  • Smoking room is to the right at the bottom of the stairs / escalators.

  • At gate area F47-56: smoking room is downstairs across from the restrooms.

Terminal 2G:

Smoking area in main Waiting Area, just at top of stairs after coming through security, on back wall by Espace Business. Update from Sean C. on the 2nd May 2018. Photo below.

Smoking area confirmed Terminal 2G main waiting / store area. Located at the far end away from gate area.  Update from Bill M (7th January 2017):

Terminal 3:

Update from Estelle D. on the 3rd Dec 2017: This is to confirm there is a smoking area after the security in front of gate 8. It is a huge area compared to many other airports and open. See pictures.

Update from Linda for connecting flights 30th December 2016: Smoking area just before entering L gates security, when making connecting flight.

According to the law, CDG is a smoke-free airport. However, smoking is permitted in designated areas located airside (after security).

This has been confirmed by Anita on the 4th November 2016.

Images of Smoke Areas

Terminal 1

Smoking at Gates 50-58

Terminal 2C

Terminal 2E

Located behind the line for security of pier L.


Terminal 3E 

Between Gates 29 and 31 and at Gate 33.

Gate - K45, provided by Chris G. 17th Feb 2017. We believe this is now closed.

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Terminal 2G

Terminal 3

Gate 8, smoking area, photos provided by Estelle D.


Terminal 3E

Smoking areas: Main one at the entrance at Terminal 3E gates M have a large  20+ smoking lounge. The others are T gate 31 and 35 are smaller. 


Further Information

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