Gare de l'Est/Gare du Nord
Gare de l'Est/Gare du Nord: a bustling multicultural district.The Gare de l'Est and Gare du Nord stations are only a few streets apart. They form a huge transit center with a truly multicultural feel. A practical area for spending a few days in Paris! Two stations that govern the area’s pace of life The Gare de l'Est and Gare du Nord stations are less than 700 feet apart. They are two of Paris's six main train stations and together are the busiest in Europe. The bustling Gare de l'Est/Gare du Nord district has a strong multicultural influence. There are various fast food chains, hotels, traditional bars, and cafés with a distinctive Parisian feel. The two stations have often appeared in movies at the expense of their counterparts. They have served as the settings for "Amélie," "Ocean's Twelve," and "The Bourne Identity." A gateway to France and Europe The Gare de l'Est, formerly the Gare de Strasbourg, offers connections to eastern France, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. Its architecture is truly representative of Paris's first railroad constructions in the middle of the 19th century. The Gare du Nord is the departure point for the Eurostar to London, and also provides connections to Amsterdam, Brussels, Liège, and even Cologne. Built in a very dense urban environment, it is a perfect example of neoclassical architecture. Its Roman-inspired facade is structured around a triumphal arch, which adds to the majesty of the establishment. It has 23 statues by eminent sculptors, representing the main destinations that can be reached from the station. Just a few streets from the Opéra district, the Grands Boulevards, and even the Canal Saint-Martin, the Gare de l'Est/Gare du Nord district has a lot to offer tourists. A transit center With its two train stations, the district has very good connections. Lines 4 and 5 of the metro and the RER B and D stop at the Gare du Nord station. Only lines 4, 5, and 7 of the metro stop at the Gare de l'Est station. The Gare du Nord/Gare de l'Est district has a wide range of local businesses to meet the needs of people passing through. If you want to visit the Gare de l'Est/Gare du Nord district during your stay in Paris, take a look at our selection of short-term rentals in Paris.