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 ....
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 Métro, RER 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
- 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
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).