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Gare du Nord, Paris

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One of the six large terminus railway stations of the mainline network for Paris, Gare du Nord is well known for its architectural beauty. A sculptural display represents the principal cities served by the station. Eight of the nine majestic statues crowning the building along the cornice line illustrate destinations outside France, with the ninth figure of Paris in the center. The station has served as a setting in numerous films, such as "The Bourne Ultimatum" and "Ocean’s Twelve," and is mentioned in books such as "The Da Vinci Code" and "The Historian." Through this station, you can connect with several urban transportation lines, including Paris Métro, RER, and buses. With around 190 million travelers per year, this is the busiest railway station in Europe. Use our Paris trip planner to visit Gare du Nord on your trip to Paris, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We decide to come earlier as we need to go trough immigration check to London.. it was extremely right decision ! queuing is so long and worst.. some people try to bypass queuing for no reason.. they ...  more »
  • It is the busiest railway station in Europe and it shows. The French have kept the old exterior and then the station from the outside is beautiful, inside much chaos reigns and circuitous, if you don't know it, take 15 minutes to get your bearings and coincidence.
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  • They are slowly improving the station. New routes in and out of Metro in the newer annexe replacing the old dank subways. More light, space and signage. Best of all, at the top of the stairs/escalator...  more »
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  • We stopped by for a quick coffee and croissant. You get what you expected.
  • Fresh baked croissant, great coffee, amazing service. Fifth star is for the waiter, he was very busy but the friendliest funniest guy you could meet
  • Good quality food,moderated prices while you wait for your train
  • Warm, friendly service and good food.
  • Friendly service, good English. Decent prices for Paris. Convenient to train station.

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