Paris-Nord Station (Gare du Nord) is located in the 10th Parisian district. With a height of fifty-three meters, it is built according to classical and modernist inspirations. This station was created in 1846. Several of its rails form a fan shape.
Paris-Nord is the departure point for trains serving the north of France, as well as the bordering countries. Being very close to Belgium and the countries located in the north of France, Gare du Nord welcomes over 260 million passengers every year, which makes it one of the most frequented railway stations in the world. Paris-Est is about 200 meters far from it.
The station is mentioned as a perfect combination of means of transportation: it is the ideal intermodal route of the railway companies. Indeed, TGV, Eurostar and Thalys ensure the daily service of these stations. There are also lines (Intercités), TER Picardie, Transilien, RER, metro, bus, taxi and Vélib.
From heritage point of view, Paris-Nord station has been registered for historic monuments since January 15th, 1975. Here are the most significant dates in the history of the North station, one of the most impressive In terms of chronology.
1846: the company receives its wharf and inaugurates the section Paris - Clermont, a portion of the line connecting the station of Paris-Nord to Lille.
1861 to 1866: Paris-Nord station underwent a reconstruction led by the architect Jacques Hittorff.
1877: the station passes from eight to thirteen lanes and acquires a hall built as partial cover of the arrivals section.
At the beginning of the 20th century, it passes from 13 to 18 rails and 28 rails at the corner of Faubourg-Saint-Denis and Dunkerque streets.
1934: development of the Avant-gare and redistribution of tracks.
1934: the station welcomes commuter trains.
1977 to 1982: redevelopment of the underground station to accommodate RER B and D.
1993: opening of the high speed LGV North line;
1994: Eurostar connects Paris to London or Waterloo via the Channel Tunnel, from this station in the north.
1996: commissioning of the Thalys, connecting Paris to Amsterdam via Brussels;
1999: inauguration of line E of the RER and the station of Magenta;
2002: Operation "North station exchanges".
It should be noted that on the surface railways of the North Station, the speed of the trains is limited to 60 km / h near the wharves, then 30 km / h towards the middle, and finally 10 km / h in the last quarter of their length.
Avant-gare and theaters around Gare de l’Est
Established over an area of four kilometers, this complex Avant-gare of the French rail network has numerous sheep’s-pouts intended for the redeployment of ways. The Avant-gare area is a maintenance garage and maintenance workshops for rolling stock. It is the usual meeting place for professionals and railway enthusiasts.
Technicentre Paris Nord
Also known as the Joncherolles depot, this storage site is located beyond the peripheral boulevard, the Landy site to the west, 8 km from the North station. Paris Nord technicentre hosts the train tracks of the suburbs. This workshop is also the platform for storing the main lines.
It is a fresco painted on the facade of a building located between Gare du Nord and Gare de l'Est. There is an image of the Eiffel Tower and the city of Paris. This construction is particularly appreciated, in a neighbourhood or a not insignificant part of the walls of buildings display graffiti and other wall graphics realized in secret.
Offering a varied, original and eclectic programming, the theatre soon receives Tom the Magician. This theatre has 2 rooms which can welcome 400 people.
Located less than one kilometer from the train station, the Bouffe-du-Nord Theater is an historic room situated in the Boulevard of Chapel. It hosts shows of all categories. Internet users report a good value for money.
Which hotels in Gare de l’Est area are suitable for international travelers?
Holiday Inn Express
Hotel located in the 10th district of Paris, Mercure Paris offers comfortable and equipped rooms. You will have access to the minibar, Wi-Fi and a bathroom with hairdryer. This hotel will suit you if you plan to make international travels to the north of Europe. It is 350m from the train station.
Ibis Paris Gare du Nord
The Ibis Paris is a much recommended hotel. This property is located opposite the Gare du Nord train station, 30 minutes from Charles-de-Gaulle Airport. Rooms at Ibis have been recently renovated and have been decorated to provide a relaxing atmosphere. The majority of ibis guests are travelers who want to take the train. The hotel is 2 minutes of the quays of the train station.
Transfer by car with driver from Beauvais Airport to Gare du Nord
To make this journey, take the A16 motorway in Beauvais until the green cross, at the roundabout take the A106 until the A1 motorway near Charles de Gaulle airport towards Paris door of chapel. Then you will reach the Rue de Dunkerque where you will have to continue for 200m before turning left into the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis before arriving at the station Paris Nord.