4 Seasons in Roissy Charles de GaulleBack to the list
Directors: Carole Greco & Nathalie Laville
Producer: Tournez s'il vous plaît
Country of Production: France
With take-offs and landings every 90 seconds and its 100 000 employees, Roissy-Charles de Gaulle is France's first airport. This incredible machinery dreads bad surprises that seasons bring.
In the spring, the hundreds acres of long grass and the passing of thousands of migratory birds are a real danger for airplanes. In his 4x4, Gérard scares the wild birds away with his shotgun. During the summer when the runways are under construction and the air traffic is at its peak : watch out for the traffic jam. However in the control tower, Cyril has nerves of steel. In autumn, storms, slippery leaves and birds are a cause of concerns. But Fabrice is cleaning the runways and getting them ready for winter, its snow and ice which invade tarmac and airplanes, while the air terminal rustles with families going away for Christmas.
Year-round, at the check-in, Laurie – with an impeccable hairstyle – and Eric – with a permanant smile – are staying cool while police officers and customs officials ensure the security of this extraordinary hive, so sensitive to the whims of nature.