Oct 9, 2014

Paris : Gare du Nord

A friend of mine, Tajul went on a short tour to Paris and took beautiful photos which brought back a lot of memories for me of my trip there 13-14 years ago. 

Such as it is, I am sharing his photos (with his permission , naturally) here. Thanks for letting me share these gorgeous photos Tajul ....

This is my original photo of the Gare du Nord from outside back 13 years ago when I was in Paris. Unfortunately this is all I have of the glorious station as I did not have a digital camera back then and instead had only a film camera and most of my film and photos have either gone missing or lost.... =(
The Gare du Nord is the station for trains to Northern France and to international destinations in BelgiumGermany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The station complex was designed by the French architect Jacques Hittorff and built between 1861 and 1864. It is situated in the 10th arrondissement of Paris.

I will start with Gare du Nord which is I think translates to be the North Station. The Gare du Nord is one of the six large terminus stations in Paris, France. It offers connections with several urban transportation lines, including Paris MétroRER and other buses. By the number of travelers, at around 190 million per year, it is the definitely the busiest railway station in Europe and the busiest in the world outside of Japan (Japan has very busy stations).

Everyone who travels to Paris unless chauffeur driven or has a friend to drive them around have to visit Gare du Nord at one point or another. I was there several times back then busily checking out train schedules for Paris Métro or buses to Marnee la Vallee, RER to Versailles and so on. So if you are in Paris, travelling by yourself, you will surely come to this lovely station...

And yes, Gare du Nord has free WiFi.... Yaaaayyyy... 

What’s on offer at Paris Gard du Nord

  • Cafés
  • A bureau de change
  • Newsagents and a gift shop
  • Cash machines
  • Ticket office open Mondays to Fridays from 06:05 to 21:05, Saturdays from 06:10 to 20:05 and Sundays from 07:15 to 21:05
  •  e-ticket collection machines 
  • A registered baggage service
  • Toilets with baby-changing facilities

Getting there

Address: 18 Rue Dunkerque, Paris75010, France
By trainwww.sncf.fr 
By métro, bus and tram
Gare du Nord is served both by métro and RER lines as well as a number of bus routes. Interchange with métro lines 4 and 5 or RER lines B, D and E. Visit www.ratp.fr for more information (available in English).
By car: visit www.viamichelin.com for directions


  1. u punya gambar sangat klasik hehehe...

    oh i lost all my london trip (20years ago) photos during Segamat Big Flood

    Hukhukhuk sedih

    1. I can relate... same thing happen to me... I lost most of my photos except a few... and last year when I went to Taipei also my DSLR pics all gone cos I lost the memory card... Luckily I still have my compact camera and handphone pics

  2. nice... one day pun nak ke Paris... =)

    1. Paris is beautiful... kalau mampu , harus pergi... dan kena lalu di Gare du Nord ini... hahahah

  3. They would be wrong, as Sri Lanka Chauffeurdriven cars are available to everyone and provide a fantastic alternative to planes and trains.


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