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Written by Andre Pronk - 15 Aug 2015
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Location notes
This is the primary station in Paris with local lines and a direct connection to various destinations across Europe.
Railway type and traffic
Local passenger trains, High Speed Trains (Thalys, Eurostar).
Environment
This is a big station where you can move around to take pictures, but security is tight, so you can be ask to leave the platforms. It is best to check in before commencing photography.
The Eurostar platforms are not directly accessible to take pictures.
Road directions
Follow the E17 and A1 to the Avenue de la Porte d'Aubervilliers.
  • Exit N301 / Porte d'Aubervilliers from the péripherique.
  • Drive to the Rue de Dunkerqu.

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    Gare du Nord, Paris map co-ordinates
  • Parking
    Parking in Paris can be very difficult. Although there are there are some parking places in the area it is better to park elsewhere and use the metro to get here.
    Public transport
    The station can be reached from all parts of France, England, Belgium, Germany.
    The Metro in Paris has a lot of connections into the city that call at Garé du Nord.

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    Amenities
    There are 'pay as you' go toilets, some food and drink shops. But for better, and cheaper food, you can walk outside to the many restaurants near the station.
    Sun Compass
    Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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    Gare du Nord, Paris

    Googly map
    Streetmap links
    Gare du Nord, Paris general view map
    Gare du Nord, Paris close up map

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    Gare du Nord, Paris



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    Photographic notes
    You can walk almost to the end of the platforms to take pictures, but keep in mind about the station security and beware of pick pockets.


    General views - All photographs © Andre Pronk unless otherwise stated
    Fig 1 - Looking south

    
Fig 1 - Looking south


    Fig 2 - Looking north

    
Fig 2 - Looking north


    Fig 3 - Looking north

    
Fig 3 - Looking north


    Fig 4 - Looking south

    
Fig 4 - Looking south


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