Gare du Nord, Paris
The Gare du Nord station is served by the metro and the suburban rail services, both are accessible from the main station. There are also numerous bus services. A taxi stand is situated on the ground floor of the station
The Gare du nord is nowadays the Parisien terminus of the Eurostar trains coming in from London.
The station has also recieved a 'makeover' in the last few years. Just consider these lines from a travel writer in the Guardian newspaper : "Arriving at the Gare du Nord by métro in the early '80's, was like ascending from a colorful coal mine to a dark hanger, full of smoke."
Few people hand around the place when coming or going, but it is worth looking at the Facade of the building which feature nine statues symbolising Nine Northern French towns or cities that can be reached from this station.
I also like the 'atmosphere' of the departure board, with destinations listed right across Northern Europe - London, Germany, Holland and even up to the Scandanavian countries.
A boring, ultilitarian name for a station it might be - but it does exactly what it says on the tin !
Gare Du Nord is the "north" station in Paris. We took the Thalys train to Amsterdam from here.
This station is very easy to maneuver around and find your track. Everything is well designated in both French and English and is easy to find. Bathrooms are on the lower level and cost 20 cents Euro. There's a gift shop and a couple small places to grab a sandwich or soda.
The ticket counters are to the left, as you walk into the terminal.
The Eurostar to London and the TGV leave from here as well.
Gare Du Nord is the station we left from, to take the Thalys to Amsterdam.
This station is very easy to maneuver around and find your track. Everything is well designated and easy to find. Bathrooms are on the lower level and cost 20 cents Euro. There's a gift shop and a couple small places to grab a sandwich or soda.
The Chunnel train to London leavse from here as well.
If you want to go to London from Paris, and visit the one and only Big Ben, you have to go to the Gare du Nord train station. But, I don't know why, this weekend, they have decided to advertize for the "Shuttle" crossing the Channel, in front of the Gare St Lazare train station... And they try and made us believe that Big Ben was...a pink candle !! Fair enough !!! It's the best opportunity for me to introduce you to the brand new features of the "Cour de Rome", the place fronting the train station, whose modern design (looks like a nut, no ?) basically hides the entrance of the subway station...
You have a huge flip flap that you can watch from far away. Underneath this bridge you will find places to have a drink while waiting for your train or your guests to arrive.
The exit next to it will get you to one of the different metro stations that will get you easily to other places in Paris in no time.
At the pubs there is a local security to keep too pushy beggars (or rather drunks) away and throughout the whole station armed security soldiers will keep an eye on the good functioning and safety of all passengers.
At the station there are some works of art, or should I say des places a rencontre?
This nice one is named Europa Operanda and is a creation of Ludmila Tcherina.
It was inaugurated at the opening of the Tunnel under La Manche.
The original one is made out of bronze and places elsewhere.
Gare De Nord is a very big station . it,s crowded of people all day . inside it many transportion , metro and trains to some france cities and SNCF, TGV came from London and some europe cities also .and inside it there is safe bag store and some htels info .
Paris has several train stations ("gares"): Montparnasse, Gare de l'Est, Gare du Nord, Saint Lazare, Gare de Lyon, Bercy etc. Take a look at the TGVs leaving the station from the top of the Tour Montparnasse: they look like crawling snakes.
There are 6 train stations in Paris each serving different areas.
Gare du Nord serves Britain, Holland, Belgium and Hamburg (Germany)
Gare de L'est serves Eastern France, Germany, Switzerland and Eastern Europe.
Gare d'Austerlitz is for trains to Central France and Spain.
Gare de Lyon is for La Riveria, Italy and South East France.
Gare Montparnasse serves Western France and Spain. Finally Gare St Lazare is for Normandy.
Gare de Nord is the train station to catch the Eurostar to London. The train station itself features magnificent Art Deco Architecture.
Place Napoléon III; 10th Arrondissement