In Paris, everything is big. The French capital receives more than 30 million tourists every year, which is why its transport network, both by land and by air, is one of the best in the world. The city has three airports and more than half a dozen train stations. Specifically, the high-speed trains of Renfe-SNCF in Cooperation connect the French capital with various parts of Spain in just a few hours and with maximum comfort, so much so that even your journey will be short! Next, we will talk about the six big train stations of the Parisian city.

Gare du Nord

(18 rue de Dunkerque)


 The most famous station in the Parisian capital

The first thing that stands out about the Gare du Nord or North Station is its neoclassical facade adorned with twenty statues. It has been in operation since 1846 and is currently the largest station in Paris. Its trains connect the French capital with various points in the north of the country, as well as with other European cities such as Amsterdam, Brussels or London. Every night between June and September, its facade offers a beautiful luminous spectacle.

Gare de l’Est

(Place du 11 novembre 1918)


Gare de l'Est looks like a shopping center with its many shops and cafes

Located at a stone's throw from the previous one, the Gare de l'Est is one of the most outstanding train stations in Paris, judging by its architectural richness. It opened in 1849 and is home to many shops and trades. Trains depart for popular French destinations such as Metz, Épernay or Reims. They also travel to cities such as Munich, Frankfurt and Zurich.

Gare de Lyon

(Place Louis Armand)


Gare de Lyon is one of the links between Spain and France

This station was built in 1855, although it was almost completely destroyed by a fire just a few years later, in 1871. Its remodelling is due to the architect Marius Toudoire, who built a new station identical to the previous one. Its most striking feature is the enormous clock tower that rises 67 metres and welcomes travellers. Renfe SNCF in Cooperation trains depart from and arrive at the Gare de Lyon, connecting Paris with Barcelona, Figueres and Girona.

Gare Saint-Lazare

(13 rue d'Amsterdam)

More than a train station, the Gare Saint-Lazare looks like a monument. Built in 1837, it is one of the oldest in Paris. It is located very close to the department stores on Boulevard Haussmann, making it a very busy area. From this station, trains depart from the capital to the western and south-western districts and also to Normandy.

Gare Montparnasse

(17 boulevard de Vaugirard)


 The glass of the Gare Montparnasse is of great architectural beauty

The Gare Montparnasse is the starting point towards the southwest of France. Among the most popular destinations are Bordeaux, Rennes or Toulouse. The current station was inaugurated in the 1960s. Among its attractions, it is worth mentioning that it houses the Jardin Atlantique, an extensive landscaped area built on the roof of the railway tracks.

Gare d’Austerlitz

(85 quai d'Austerlitz)

Although inaugurated in 1840, the station has been remodeled a few times. Since 1997 it has been listed as a historical monument due to its imposing façade. From the Gare d'Austerlitz trains depart to such beautiful corners of France as the Loire region, but also to cities such as Toulouse or Nice.

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  • Joanne Day 28/09/2021 17:33:16
    Good afternoon I am planning a holiday next summer, family of 6, two adults and 4 children (11,12,15,16). We plan on taking a train on the 31st of July from Paris to Peschiera Del Garda in Italy. Can you advise the cost and duration. Is there an option of a fast train? Thank you Joanne
  • absar 02/02/2022 18:31:09
  • Roberta Ramsay 24/11/2022 18:02:28
    Which platforms at Gare Montparnasse are for Bordeaux?
  • Renfe-SNCF en Coopération 25/11/2022 08:57:55
    Hello Robera, We copy the link from Paris Montparnasse station. Right now the train to Bordeaux departing at 09h11, will leave platform 9.

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