Wednesday, May 16, 2018

La Gare Saint-Lazare

My Paris-weekend hotel was up behind the Saint-Lazare train station. The station is listed as one of the busiest train stations in Europe, the second busiest station in France after the Gare du Nord. On Saturday morning, I got out early for a walk and the first place I went was to the Place de l'Europe. It's essentially a bridge over the tracks behind the Gare Saint-Lazare.

The back-end of the train shed at the Saint-Lazare station.

Being the train nerd that I am, I had to take a picture of the back-end of the station. There wasn't very much activity, it being early on a Saturday morning and a strike day to boot. But still. My nerdiness was satisfied and I moved on toward the nearby Batignolles neighborhood.


  1. Monet did a series on Gare Saint-Lazare.

  2. What a great station. Have you been on NYC’s High Line with its view of the Penn Station trainyard?

  3. Do you know if Gare du Nord was the busiest station before the Eurostar?

  4. Why no mention of Gustave Caillebotte's "Pont de l'Europe," viewable on the web and held in Geneva, as I have just discovered? Roderick

  5. reminds me of union station in DC.

  6. I didn't know (or I have forgotten) you are fond of trains. One of my friends is a train-nerd. He loves traveling on trains where he meets others of his ilk.

  7. chm, yes!

    mitch, haven't done that, yet. One day!

    judy, no, I don't. Probably find-outable, though.

    roderick, I can't do everything! LOL

    annemarie, ha!

    michael, a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I worked in public transit. :)


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