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Paris by train - Railway stations

Travelling by train is very popular in France and many travellers come to Paris by train. The French capital counts seven train stations: Paris gare du Nord, Gare Paris Est, Gare de Lyon, Montparnasse, Austerlitz, Saint Lazare and Bercy.

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Gare du Nord train station

This is by far the most important in Paris: With 200 millions travellers a year it is also the busiest train station in Europe and the third in the world. The gare du Nord station welcomes trains from northern France (Mainly Lille) but also Eurostar and Thalys from United Kingdom (London), Belgium (Brussels) and Netherlands (Amsterdam).
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Paris Est train station

Paris Est train station (East in English) is located just a few steps away from Gare du Nord. It is mainly served by trains from north-eastern part of France (Strasbourg, Mulhouse), Germany (Munich) and Switzerland (Zurich).
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Gare de Lyon

The Gare de Lyon is served by trains to or from eastern (Dijon, Geneva) and southern France (Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Cannes, Montpellier...). Not to be missed, nestled inside the main hall of the train station the famous restaurant Le Train Bleu where clients can enjoy excellent food  and admire 19th Century wall paintings.
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Paris Montparnasse

Paris Montparnasse is another major railway station in Paris. It is a large and modern building (rebuilt completely in 1969) located at the foot of the Montparnasse Tower. It is served by trains from or to cities in the south-west and west of France (Bordeaux, Nantes, Rennes, ...).
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Saint Lazare

The Gare Saint-Lazare is the second busiest train station in Paris after Gare du Nord. It is mainly served by suburban trains and trains from or to region of Normandy. The place was made famous by Claude Monet who made 11 paintings of the Gare Saint Lazare.
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Austerlitz train station is located on the left bank of the Seine a stone throw from the Gare de Lyon (on the right bank). It handles trains from or to South West of France (Toulouse, Perpignan) and Spain (Barcelona, Madrid). It is also the terminus of the Orleans - Paris line.
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Bercy is the smallest of Paris train stations. It is located on the right bank of the Seine at walking distance (1km) from Gare de Lyon. It is mostly served by auto trains (transporting vehicles) and overnight trains to or from Italy (Rome, Milan, Venice) and Spain (Barcelona).
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