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Gare St. Lazare

Paris, France (Opéra)
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Ranked #293 of 691 attractions in Paris
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Architectural Buildings
Description: This train station served as the inspiration for a series of paintings by Monet.
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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Gare St. Lazare has had a massive face-lift. It is a nice place to spend a late afternoon. It is a large building that doubles-up as a shopping centre. The roof structure is a must for architect students and photographers alike. If it's raining outside, then there's a sizable area upstairs for coffee and watching the world go by. If... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We stayed just by here and we used this station multiple times per day. Every time it was clean and we felt safe. There are a couple of great shops inside too! Just a quick tip.. the first time we went to buy tickets we didn't have any coins/cash on us. We tried to use our australian travel card which... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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568 attraction reviews
440 helpful votes 440 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Paris Gare Saint-Lazare is the second busiest railway station in Europe, serving both the Paris Metro and also SNCF Trains Intercites for SNCF service as well. Vast but user-friendly, the station is punctuated by adequate signs and directories and features a host of satellite shops and eateries along its periphery. We used the station for both Metro and SNCF services... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Trains for Vernon (Giverny) and Rouen depart from here. The station is on several levels and is kept clean and is well patrolled by police. The Paris Metro is on the bottom. The middle and top levels have very ample seating and many shops. Mainline trains leave from the top level. Departure tracks are often not announced until the last... More

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

This hotel has a really good location. It's placed in a very interesting part of Paris. Next (5 meters) to the l'europe Metro, very near (15 meters) to Gare st lazare station, close (50 meters) to Galeries Lafayette. Also there are lots of clothes shops nearby the hotel. If your purpose is to see the city and not spend whole... More

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Florence, Italy
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245 reviews 245 reviews
72 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

I have not visited the station St.Lazare for the last ten years or so. I remembered it as ugly, tired, not up to the other stations in Paris. I had the pleasant surprise to see almost another station, well maintained, bright for stores that are installed: a place for stroll, as well as to arrive and depart. It is now... More

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Made famous by paintings by several impressionists. They're all long gone. Trains to and from the suburbs and metro connections. If you've flown for anywhere else in the world - just a hint - there are better places to visit in Paris. Unless of course you're form New York and way to feel better about Grand Central.

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012 via mobile

Access to several main lines of the Metro. Walking distance to hotels, food and shopping. Easy access to BD Hausseman, department stores and Montmartre area.

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New Westminster BC Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

The rail-subway maps have not kept up. The journey from Cery into downtown Paris has changed, and now terminates at Gare St. Lazare. The new front shoping area od the station is a great facelift improvement over the old. Was there in June 2012.

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Montreal, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

This 19th century grand railway station- much loved as subject of Impressionist artists- has been remodelled into a modern treasure in the midst of Paris. Must be seen - major shops are located on the 3 to 4 levels inside the station, while trains come and go toward westward destinations. incredibly quiet, and beautiful light. Accessible via bus, metro, RER.... More

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