Gares de l’Est, du Nord, Saint Lazare
Near our hotel in Paris’ 9th arrondissement
Our hotel in Paris’ 9th arrondissement benefits from a very central location at the heart of the capital. The Gare de l’Est and the Gare du Nord are only 10 minutes away on foot and the Gare Saint Lazare just 15 minutes away.
Combining neo-classical style and metallic structures, the Gare du Nord in Place Napoléon III welcomes the high-speed Thalys from Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, and the Eurostar from London. As part of modernisation to meet 21st century standards, the station has already increased the Eurostar waiting area by 50%. At the heart of the new and improved Gare du Nord, three-star chef Thierry Marx’s brasserie “L’Etoile du Nord” is a sign of the station’s renewal.
A short walk from the Gare du Nord is the Gare de l’Est, opened by Emperor Napoleon III in 1850. It has long been considered one of the world’s greatest stations (its façades have been listed historic monuments since 1984). It has two rose windows - one in cast-iron from 1855 in the Hall d’Alsace, and the other in soft steel from 1935 in the Hall Saint-Martin. Part of the architectural heritage, their renovation has allowed the station to regain its splendour.
Ever busier since the introduction of the high-speed TGV service (connecting Paris to Strasbourg in 1 hour 45 mins), it is also the meeting place for Parisians and tourists who come for a drink at the Perdhoir de l’Est, a temporary summer bar nestled on the rooftop.
The Gare Saint Lazare, the oldest station in Paris which has been newly renovated this decade, is a central crossroads at the heart of the capital. Next to the department stores on the Avenue Haussmann (Galeries Lafayette and Printemps), the theatres, the Opéra Garnier and the designer boutiques, it is the perfect gateway to a day of shopping.