STAY IN Apartment Hotels near Gare de l’Est
Gare de L’Est is one of the largest and oldest stations in Paris, first opening its doors in 1849. In 1914, at the start of the first World War, it saw large mobilisations of French troops – and to commemorate this there’s a painting in the main station hall of soldiers departing for the Western Front.
Nowadays, it has an impressive 30 platforms and SNCF started LGV Est Européenne services from the Gare de l’Est on 10 June 2007, with TGV and ICE services to northeastern France, Luxembourg, southern Germany and Switzerland.
The station offers numerous shops and services as well as a branch office of the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau. It’s also only a 10-minute walk from Gare du Nord Station.