Gare du Nord
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- 88%Luxury Travelers
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Member Reviews (71)
- Gare du NordMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Aug 29, 2012
We came into Gare du Nord after we had left Brussells, Belgium the day before. The station was under renovation, and it looked as if it needed a lot of work. The surrounding neighborhood is a little dangerous for visitors. When I was trying to buy a new travel bag right outside of the Gare du Nord trainstation, I was told to be very careful walking around the area. When we walked next door to the McDonalds, we understood why she was trying to give us a warning.
- Gare du NordJul 25, 2012
This is the station that you step into once you get off that Eurostar train from London. That first breath of Paris is this loud, noisy, tourist-filled train terminal that has tons of shops and a mass of moving people that are just heading elsewhere.
The Metro is downstairs and you have to wait in line to buy tickets. My suggestion is to buy a carnet (a pack of ten tickets). Don't give in to the scalpers waiting with tickets in hand to sell to you at a higher rate. We tried both the window and the ticket machine (we stood in different lines with a bet of who could get to the ticket machine first). Well, the BF got to the machine before I could get to the window but the machine didn't accept his credit cards. So it was back to the window where we were able to get our tickets about 15 minutes later.
Then it was off to travel to our hotel. Standing in that line gave us time to scope out the French train system (which, to me, is not as effective as Tokyo's but I'm biased) and figure how out how to get to our hotel.
Thankfully, we didn't have to come back here as we left Paris at a different station.
- Gare du NordJul 05, 2012
You'll arrive here if you travel from the UK by Eurostar. Take time to look at the station architecture, it's traditionally French. It seems that there's always a queue for taxi's but don't be tempted to take an unlicensed car, check out the Metro, it provides a good , quick service to most parts of Paris
- Gare du NordMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Jul 05, 2012
Paris' functional convenient Gare du Nord handles all the Eurostar connections to London. It's connected to a couple metro lines and is easy to navigate, and so I'd say does its job as a train station very well, although you wouldn't want to hang out in the immediate neighborhood.
- Gare du NordJul 05, 2012
Took the high-speed train from London into Paris. Spend the extra money to upgrade to first class and you will get a nice meal and wine for much cheaper than when you arrive into Paris city center.. freeing up time to check in and have a nice stroll around.