PanAm747 : You're right, there are some (big) talks in France about a third airport but it is for ma a non sense (as it is to a lot of people).
The new airport, if any, would be far from Paris (more than 100km) and linked to the city with a fast train (something like a TGV).
Why some talks about a third airport?
Simple in fact : CDG
is a huge airport with 4 runways and can receive 80 million pax a year. When it was built, it was in the middle of nowhere, with 2 runways and a lot of preserved fields around for future extension.
With the time, in some little towns around the perimeter of the airport, a lot of people built houses because it was near Paris and the places to build were not expensive.
Now, these same people are ckaimeing that the airport is too noisy, that the traffic must be stopped at night (no curfew at CDG
) and so on.
Because some people are stupid (they knew when they built their houses that the airport was meant to be bigger), traffic is now limited at 50 million pax a year and there are some talks about a third airport....in 20 years at best.