Gare du Nord - Gare de I'Est

This bustling transportation hub connects Paris with numerous European destinations.

Gare du Nord-Gare de l’Est teems with activity. The railway stations in this neighborhood serve as a main European transit hub, and local and international trains whisk passengers to countless destinations daily. The buzz surrounding Gare du Nord-Gare de l’Est emanates from the ceaseless clamor of concrete, steel, and glass as thousands of footsteps run through its architecturally astounding terminals. Outside of these glass castles, the neighborhood boasts a commercial area along rue du Faubourg St Denis—a local choice when looking for indulgent Parisian cafes and expansive indoor markets.

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On the Map

Gare du Nord - Gare de I'Est is bordered by Canal Saint-Martin, II Arrondissement, Pigalle - Saint-Georges, Opéra - Grands Boulevards, Montmartre, République, IX Arrondissement, and La Chapelle

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

Charles-De-Gaulle Airport: About 35 min by Subway
Orly Airport: About 40 min by Subway
Châtelet-Les-Halles: About 15 min by Subway
Eiffel Tower: About 30 min by Subway

A Statuesque Transit Hub With Local Allure

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Gare du Nord-Gare de l’Est's grand train stations enchant travelers as they enter through their columned facades.

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The stations' sleek trains and rapid transit amenities amaze visitors as they exit through their well-lit depots.

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Together, this neighborhood's stations connect travelers to greater Europe.

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Pick your place.

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Want to go to Brussels, London, or Frankfurt?

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All aboard.

Beyond the Stations: Faubourg St Denis Street

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Small cafes and ethnic restaurants fill Faubourg St Denis, a popular street with Gare du Nord-Gare de l’Est residents.

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If you're wondering where to go to discuss the advantages of fixed-gear bikes, make your way to Chez Jeanette. The cafe is known for the spirited ruminations of its hip clientele.

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Gare du Nord-Gare de l’Est represents a fusion of cultures.

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The neighborhood boasts cuisines from around the world.

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Greece, Japan, and India are all represented.

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I have been going to Paris for years and saw it from a completely different angle, just hanging around this area."

Sonia

Visited in 2011

The Daily Market of Saint Quentin

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Saint Quentin is Paris' largest covered market.

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Its colorful fare attracts Parisians from neighboring communities Tuesday through Sunday.

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Fresh fish, French cheese, and butchered meats make up the market's indulgent menu.

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Take a seat.

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Stay awhile.

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The 10th arrondissement of Paris is vibrant and cosmopolitan around the two major stations: Gare du Nord and Gare de l'Est."

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Marc Olivier Le Blanc specializes in commercial and editorial portrait photography. Although he's currently based in the vibrant Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, he returned to his native France to shoot Paris for this project through a traveler's eye. He always strives to turn both the ordinary and the unusual into something extraordinary.

Marc Olivier Le Blanc

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Rachael Woodson is an American photographer based in Paris. She studied photography at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and ENSBA in Paris. Her work explores realms of psychology and family. She also photographs for clients including Airbnb, Rolling Stone, and Nylon. Rachael had an amazing time photographing the diverse neighborhoods and people of Paris for this project.

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