Understanding the Train Stations in Paris PLUS...
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Want to learn HOW to use these trains successfully? I have a full tutorial on my YouTube! Link in today’s story or search for “This French Life” on YT.
Yesterday, in my Instagram stories, I posted a photo of Gare de l’Est and a fun guessing game question, “Where do you think I was headed off to?”
This post also became an opportunity to explain how the train stations function in Paris! So, here are the seven grande ligne train stations and where they will take you for travels and discoveries all over France:
Gare du Nord goes, well, North! It services the northern region of France, upper Normandy, it’s the station that takes passengers to CDG airport, and also connects international travelers to places like London, Germany, and Brussels.
Gare de l’Est, the station I used yesterday, heads East. That was an easy one! And it services regions of Alsace, Champagne-Ardenne, Lorraine, and beyond.
Gare de Lyon goes south and takes you to stunning locations such as Burgundy, Rhône-Alpes, Provence et la Côte d’Azur (and Lyon, bien sûr!).
Gare de Bercy also services Bourgogne!
Gare Montparnasse, one that I use frequently, will whisk you off to my beloved Bretagne, parts of the Loire and Normandy.
Gare d’Austerlitz has the job of taking you to the western center of France including Limoges and Toulouse.
And finally, Gare Saint-Lazare will deliver to you some of the top locations in Normandie, such as Vernon (the stop for Giverny and Monet’s house), Rouen, Le Havre, Caen, Cherbourg, and a favorite - Trouville & Deauville.
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