The Gare du Nord, shown in the middle of the map, is one of six terminus stations. Gare du Nord services the north of France in addition to the United Kingdom, Belgium and The Netherlands. It is the Eurostar station for visitors coming from London on the Eurostar.
The Paris north station was originally built in 1846. It was enlarged three times as traffic quickly increased. The name indicated that travelers would be able to travel to Belgium, the Netherlands, Northern Germany and the Scandinavian countries. Today it also provides services to the UK and northern France. It hosts Eurostar, TGV and Thalys trains.
Both stations are located within Paris' 10th Arrondissement (see a map of arrondissements).
The Gare du Nord is ver close to the Gare de 'Est, as you can see on the map.
The hotel markers indicate hotels that are convenient and highly rated by visitors.
Gare di Nord Travel Toolbox
Gare du Nord, located in the 10th Arrondissement, has about all the station facilities you could think of, including left luggage, cash machines and wireless internet. There is a Eurostar ticket office open every day and self service ticket machines.
For those who would like to buy their tickets or rail passes at home before departure to Paris, see: Paris by Train.
To get wifi at the station hotspot vouchers are on sale at the Relay store, a newsagent with focus on souvenirs and confectionery – as well as snacks, magazines and papers. Here's a good resource on shopping in the station.
Gare du Nord is served by métro lines 4 and 5 or RER lines B, D and E.
For more on the Gare du Nord, including buying tickets, the hours of the Tourism office, baggage consignment and lost and found, look here.
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Eat and Stay
Three recommended hotels are marked in the map. The Mercure Paris Terminus Nord is the most convenient to the Gare du Nord. There is a restaurant right next door.
The Hôtel Hor is a great value. It's also closer to the East train station, the Gare de l’Est.
Top rated Hotel Whisler at 36 Rue de Saint–Quentin gets awesome reviews and is also a great value.
If you choose not to stay near the Gare du Nord, you can get a private transfer to the Eurostar terminal at the station.
Want a fine meal when you stay in the area? TimeOut Paris offers their pick on Restaurants near the Gare du Nord.