Gare du Nord
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Wikipedia: Gare du Nord
The online encyclopedia's short but informative article describes the station's
history, its services, a 2007 riot against police brutality, and the station's
role in several movies.
Bonjour France: Gare du Nord
This page has maps that show the station's location in the neighborhood, parking
and public transportation, and a walking route to the
Gare de l'Est (which is just southeast of the Gare du Nord). Bonjour France
also has a page on the new
Gare Magenta commuter platforms on the eastern side of the Gare du Nord,
which is currently used by the RER "E" line.
The British Web site of the French national railways has a journey planner
and other French rail information. Also see
TGV Europe, which is operated
by the SNCF group.
Rail Europe (USA)
This American subsidiary of the French and Swiss national railways is our
booking partner. It sells rail passes and point-to-point tickets for more than
60 European railroads, and its Web site is packed with useful information and
tips for rail travelers. For even more information on rail passes, visit the Web
sites of InterRail (which serves
European residents) and Eurail (for
travelers from overseas).
Venere Hotel Listings- Gare du Nord/Gare de l'Est
The last time we checked, our booking partner listed more than 60 hotels near
these two stations. The area is worth considering if you're arriving and
departing by train, are in Paris for only a few days, and don't want to waste
time hauling luggage to a neighborhood closer to the Seine. (Hotels
in Montmartre, one of the most delightful neighborhoods of Paris, are also a
good bet--especially on the southern slope of the Butte, which is only
about a 20-minute walk from the Gare du Nord.)
Read our firsthand account of a London-Paris-London roundtrip through the
English Channel tunnel by high-speed train, with photos and related links.
Our Europe for Visitors article has travel advice, photos, and Web links for
Thalys, a high-speed train network that links Paris with Belgium, the
Netherlands, and Germany's Rhineland.
Our Paris for Visitors article gives an overview of the Paris underground, with
information on buying tickets or tourist passes and using the trains.
From the Gare du Nord, RER commuter line "B" serves
Charles de Gaulle Airport, the
city center, and (via an automated rail shuttle)
More Gare du Nord photos