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Thalys in Gare du Nord

ABOVE: A Thalys train in the Gare du Nord.

Web links

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.

SNCF (UK)
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.)

Related articles

Eurostar
Read our firsthand account of a London-Paris-London roundtrip through the English Channel tunnel by high-speed train, with photos and related links.

Thalys
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.

Paris Métro
Our Paris for Visitors article gives an overview of the Paris underground, with information on buying tickets or tourist passes and using the trains.

Paris RER
From the Gare du Nord, RER commuter line "B" serves Charles de Gaulle Airport, the city center, and (via an automated rail shuttle) Orly Airport.

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