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Address: Paris, France
5:00 am - 1:15 am
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 1:15 am
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Part shopping mall, part portal to cities northwest of Paris

Gare St. Lazare is in a great location - things like the Paris Opera (and the relatively new Hilton Hotel Paris Opera) are nearby. And there are decent hotels and restaurants... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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Glasgow, Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed nearby ( our hotel backed o to the station) so were we popped in for a look. It is a pretty average train station.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gare St. Lazare is in a great location - things like the Paris Opera (and the relatively new Hilton Hotel Paris Opera) are nearby. And there are decent hotels and restaurants, some of which are not quite as busy and expensive as the one downtown where everyone wants to be. Also, location-wise, by metro you can easily get downtown, and... More 

Thank Charming_Karl
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointing train station from an understanding how it works for a foreigner. We ended up buying an unwanted ticket on the underground to a town that sounded like my pronunciation of Rouen! Eventually we were helped by an employee who took pity on us doing our best to buy a train ticket ( which is very different from a... More 

Thank Gillian F
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Maybe we were sleepy but the experience was pretty confusing. You don't use the machines in the entry/exit for purchasing tickets (unless you are buying tickets for the Metro). Go to the end of the station and wait in line for the ticket agent. Very little security but got us where we were going.

Thank Stephanie S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

What a brilliant photo opportunity at the Lazare train station! Also a great humbling experience ... whether you are rich or poor, educated or illiterate, in a hurry or at leisure, local or foreign .... time is the same for everyone.

Thank Orlando C
Tipp City, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

It helped that we purchased our tickets from home, in advance for this trip. It did not help our confusion when we got to the train station as to what train we were to take! This was probably just first-time traveler mistakes, and we managed okay. Had to actually pay to use the toilet, which was the best euro I... More 

1 Thank MichelleJordan
Lafayette, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I'm biased - I really hate this station. On the positive side, there is a small mall that probably sells anything you need - and a Starbucks to get a cup of coffee while you wait. But then the negatives take over - the station is crowded, seating is limited, I really hate the confusing layout, the area around the... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Considering that this train station was built in the 1800's, it's still quite the destination of choice especially for the ones doing business and shopping in the middle of the city

1 Thank poporal64
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Didn't wander in to the station but outside it really is a meeting place for many undesirables. Police were kept very busy picking up people when we were there. Walked through rather briskly!

Thank McAnnie1
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Have to travel though here occasionally. They've done a nice renovation on it with a mini-mall. Much less lowlife here, only bothered once this trip, and you feel relatively safe. As always next to nothing decent to eat unless you want a white bread sandwich or a dirty burger. Fast and easy to buy tickets, easy to find trains.

1 Thank Ian F

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