we have a departing flight from CDG at 11pm. Planning to catch the TGV train from Tours. we prefer a direct service to save to change lines in Paris (unless anyone has a reason why this would be better?)
Flight departs CDG (terminal 1) at 11:20pm. baggage check-in closes 90 mins prior (9:50pm).
Departs Tours at 5pm. should have us at terminal 2 CDG at 6:40pm. this allows us plenty of time to change terminals and check in - but we have a 28hr flight home so the less time waiting in airports the better?
the second choice is to depart Tours at 7pm, arriving terminal 2 at 8:40, allowing 30 mins to change terminals, we should be in terminal 1 by 9:10.
there are 2 other factors here
1. we have a hire car to drop off before 5pm.
2. we would like a decent meal before catching such a long flight(s).
should we leave early - be safe - and eat at the airport?
catch the later train, drop our car off early at Tours and try to find somewhere for a meal (near the station??) at 5pm (is there anything near by? will they be open?)
thanks in advance!