Inside the major airport that has its own 'tourist attraction' – with free PS5 gaming areas and retro arcades | The Sun

PASSING time at the airport can be boring, especially if your trip is delayed.

However, there's one city that has amazing attractions in the airport if you need to be distracted.

Paris Charles de Gaulle is home to multiple gaming zones and retro arcades, so people don't just have to sit and wait until it's time to take off.

People will have access to the latest PS5 games for free in all boarding zones at the travel hubs.

Fifa 23, Astrobot and Gran Turismo are among some of the titles currently on the consoles.

The gaming areas can be found at the following locations at Charles de Gaulle:

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  • Terminal 1: Gate 24
  • Terminal 2B: Gates D21, D22, D25, D26, D40, D41
  • Terminal 2E: Gates M25, M45
  • Terminal 2E: Gates L32, L33
  • Terminal 2E: Gates K36, K43, K49 
  • Terminal 2F: Gates F23, F32
  • Terminal 3: Gate T3 International

Similar attractions can also be found at Orly Airport in France.

The Paris airports are also inviting passengers to rediscover the 80s via the means of iconic arcade games.

The classic gaming machines include the likes of Pacman, Space Invaders, Arkanoid, Galaga, Donkey Kong and others, all laid out in additional gaming zones.

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Again, all games are free for passengers, making it a lot easier for them all to kill time before their flights.

The Charles de Gaulle arcades can be found at Terminal 2C, Gate 82 and Terminal 2E, Gates K36 and K49.

Meanwhile, Orly passengers should head to Orly 1&2, Gate A20, Orly 3, Gates D11 and D12 and Orly 4, Gates E6, F23 and F27.

Finally, the airports also offer table football, free for all passengers in selected departure zones.

The tables can be found in Charles de Gaulle at Terminal 2E, hall K gate K23, Terminal 2E, hall L between gates L24 and L26, Terminal 2D gate D41, Terminal 2D gate D57, Terminal 2B gate B22, Terminal 1 gate 16 and Terminal 1 gate 31.

Meanwhile at Orly, they can be seen at Orly 2 gate C11, Orly 3 gate E08 and Orly 4 between gates F03 and F04.

The areas have been seen as too much of a lure for some passengers, who want to spend their day playing games instead of working.

Jamie Lafferty said on X, formerly known as Twitter: "On deadline in Charles de Gaule, in a terminal that has 15 PS5s and two retro arcades, all free to play. Biggest challenge of my career."

Gaming zones are becoming more common at airports across everywhere, with plenty of places in America also following suit.

Dallas Fort Worth airport in Texas has installed two video game lounges, filled with different consoles in both of its E and B terminals.

Terminal B is home to 14 individual gaming stations, all of which come equipped with a PlayStation 4 Pro.

The consoles are all pre-loaded with the latest games, a lounge chair, 43″ 4K TV, premium gaming headphones, charging ports for electronic devices and space to store luggage.

Meanwhile, in the terminal E lounge, gamers can make the most of 22 of the gaming stations.

Terminals 3 and 6 at Los Angeles Airport have the stations, as does terminal E at Charlotte Douglas Airport.

Houston's William P. Hobby Airport will also be getting one in the near future.

However, unlike the ones in Paris, gamers looking to kill time in America will have to pay for the privilege, with prices ranging from $15.99 (£14) for 30 minutes to $39.99 (£35) for unlimited gaming.

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