History and visit the Gare d’Austerlitz in Paris
Austerlitz station is located on the left bank of the Seine, Paris belonging to the 13th. It is one of six famous terminus stations of the SNCF. The implementation of the LGV Atlantique decreased the flow of traffic, which is degraded up to 31 million passengers per year, equivalent to half that of the Gare Montparnasse. But it still remains at the head of the Paris-Bordeaux and Paris-Toulouse.
Austerlitz station was officially opened September 20, 1840, belonging to the company network Paris-Orleans. After only three years, expansion work is carried out within the station, and it was rebuilt in 1862. It is divided into two ago the station area, which provides the main line of traffic, and the underground station, ensuring that the line C of the RER. Currently, the former administration building of railways Orleans, in which there were several offices and theater Valhubert is totally destroyed. Only the facade is kept. Indeed, it was sold by the SNCF, for a total renovation to install new modern offices.
Gare d’Austerlitz features 25 tracks, including 21 belonging to the railway station and 5 surface remains belong to the underground station. Outline provide transport to Toulouse, Limoges, Perpignan, Royan, Bourge and Aubrais Orleans. Night trains are particularly to Spain and the South of France including the cities of Barcelona, Madrid, Nice, Port-Bou, Toulouse, Luchon, Briançon, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, Bourg-Saint- Maurice, Toulouse and Rodez.
Due to several changes made since, it remains much the station. Touristically speaking, apart from its facade we saved, it’s a shame, because before it is classified as a historic monument in favor of its facades, roofing the building starting with the Marquise, the great hall and the two nuts out of the metro. It can be seen near the beautiful garden plant and Paris Pitié-Salpêtrière.
Shuttle to Gare d’Austerlitz in Paris
From Orly Airport to Gare d’Austerlitz, there are 15km or 20 minutes ride and there is 30.9 kilometers separating the Charles de Gaulle airport to the train station, the journey is half an hour. Paris Beauvais Airport is 99.6 km from the railway station, 1 hour 12 minutes.