Published on 3 December 2022

Paris-Charles de Gaulle becomes Paris-Anne de Gaulle
for the International Day of Disabled Persons

For the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3), Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport changed its name to Paris-Anne de Gaulle from December 3 to 10. Groupe ADP wanted to support the Anne de Gaulle Foundation, which assists people with neurodevelopmental disorders or mental disabilities.

Paris-Charles de Gaulle renamed Paris-Anne de Gaulle from 3 to 10 December 2022

From Saturday 3 December to 10 December 2022, Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport gave way to Paris-Anne de Gaulle airport, in tribute to the daughter of Yvonne and General de Gaulle, Anne, who had a disability.

Created in 1945, the Anne de Gaulle Foundation has been welcoming people with neurodevelopmental disorders with or without mental health problems for over 70 years. For Groupe ADP, as for the Foundation, this transformation of the visual identity of Paris-CDG airport aims to raise awareness among travellers of the need to mobilise everyone to guarantee the rights and freedoms of people with disabilities

New and engaging visual immersion

The new name was visible on the airport's exterior façade at Terminal 2 A and B and inside Terminals 2E and 2F. Information posters were adapted for easy reading and understanding in the areas dedicated to disabled persons with reduced mobility.

"DuoDay+1" or sharing skills at all levels 

Beyond the name change, this operation was an opportunity to implement one of the Anne de Gaulle Foundation's priority missions, that of transferring skills to all the players in society.

Prior to this event, the Foundation trained Paris Aéroport staff in charge of reception on the basics of Augmented Alternative Communication (AAC) to better understand the diversity of communication needs of the public passing through the airport.

During the launch day on 3 December, a DuoDay+1 was formed between a person from Paris-Airport, a staff member accompanying the Foundation and a person accompanied by the Foundation, in order to enrich each other and enhance the human experience of travellers.

The objective of the Anne de Gaulle Foundation, to support people with disabilities, is a unifying cause. When the Foundation came to us with the great idea of renaming our main airport in the Ile-de-France region after the daughter of General de Gaulle and Yvonne de Gaulle, Anne, we saw it as an obvious link and a wonderful opportunity to put the spotlight on this cause. The temporary change of name of the airport is a historic and unprecedented way of making a mark on people's minds, while at the same time providing our French and international passengers with the necessary information about the Foundation and the cause in our terminals. Our action alongside the Foundation is in line with our ambition of hospitality, welcoming, orienting and accompanying all our passengers in the best possible conditions. This is an absolute priority for us and a commitment for all our teams.
Augustin de Romanet
Chairman & CEO of Groupe ADP