Update: The dedicated Star Alliance First Class Lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport has closed. First Class passengers are invited to use the First Class area within the Star Alliance Lounge.
The Star Alliance First Class Lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport is operated by Star Alliance on behalf of member airlines. With the slow demise of international First Class service, the First Class Lounge is the home of a lucky few—only Air China, Singapore Airlines, and Thai Airways still offer a First Class product to and from Paris.
The Star Alliance First Class Lounge was remodeled early 2019. The club benefits from natural light, and has received a complete face-lift with all-new furniture, elegant black-and-white photos of Paris, and a cozy fireplace area. The renovation still struggles to hide the deficiencies of a space which was originally conceived as an office area with low ceilings and uninspiring views over the roof of the terminal.
The buffet features a selection of snacks, salads, cold cuts, and hot entrees, along with an assortment of alcoholic beverages. The spread is roughly similar to the Business Class offering, and while the items are of high quality, Star Alliance falls short of offering true First Class services such as a-la-carte dining.
There isn’t much in the way of amenities otherwise, though patrons can make their way downstairs to the business class lounge to use the computers, shower suite, and rooftop garden (which doubles as a smoking area.)
Note that at Paris Charles de Gaulle Terminal 1, all security screening takes place at the gates, so it is a good idea to leave early.
Ultimately, the Star Alliance First Class Lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle is fundamentally a quiet, private, and elegant space—a treat in the hectic Terminal 1. However, considering that over in Terminal 2, Air France treats their First Class guests to spa treatments, five-star dining, and limousine service, it is difficult to get excited by Star Alliance’s ground First Class product.