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Written by Andre Pronk - 15 Aug 2015
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Location notes
The station looks 'old and dirty', but it looks authentic! It is about 10 minutes walk from Gar� du Nord.
Railway type and traffic
Local trains and some TGV leave from this station. Also the TER, a kind of train/metro connection. Some diesel worked trains leaves from here.
This station is quite safe, although there is not much security and you can walk around. Some platforms will require a ticket to access, but if you have a metro ticket you can move around more easy between them.
Road directions
  • Follow the E17 and A1 to the Avenue de la Porte de Clignancourt.
  • Exit D14 from the p�ripherique.
  • Take the Boulevard Ornano, Boulevard Barb�s and Boulevard de Magenta to the Boulevard de Strasbourg.

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    Gare du L'Est, Paris map co-ordinates
  • Parking
    Parking places are very limited and expensive, use public transport.
    Public transport
    You can reach this station by train and metro.

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    'Pay as you go' toilets at the station, and some food and drink shops. But there are plenty of alternatives places outside the station.
    Sun Compass
    Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
    It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
    Gare du L'Est, Paris

    Googly map
    Streetmap links
    Gare du L'Est, Paris general view map
    Gare du L'Est, Paris close up map

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    Gare du L'Est, Paris

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    Photographic notes
    Photographs can be taking during most of the day, but in the afternoon some of the platforms can be backlit.
    Because of the roof, the station can be dark.

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

Fig 1 - Looking south

    Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

    Fig 3 - Looking east

Fig 3 - Looking east

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