Gare de L'Est is about 10 to 15 minutes walk from Gare du Nord, and faces the Boulevard de Strasbourg, part of the north-south axis of Paris created by Baron Haussmann. It is one of the largest and the oldest railway stations in Paris. The facade reveals its age straight away, but inside, there's plenty of 21st century facilities to make your onward journey easy.
The station is easy to find your way round. You enter through the main hall into an area with cafes and shops. You'll also find esaclators and lifts down to the Metro and left luggage lockers. This leads through to the main concouse, a large open plan area which is flooded with daylight.
Shops and bars
There are plenty of shops, cafes and news kiosks.
The left luggage lockers are by the Metro escalator next to the PAUL bakery concession. Bags are scanned, as is usual in major French stations and prices start from €5.
MetroMetro Lines M4 (from Gare Du Nord), 5 and 7 serve the station
The taxi rank is at the front.AccessThis is one of the easier stations in Paris for disabled access as there are lifts. If you need help contact: Assistance Voyageurs Handicapés (0)890 640 650, 06:00 – 23:45 daily
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