Again, my memorable Gare Saint Lazare of Paris !!!

For several years it was my job entry point to Paris from my beloved rive droite train station in Versailles. The neighborhood became mine for ins and outs, lunch, sightseeing, and shopping. I have seen the transformation from an old train station to a modern one with a great shopping gallery. Once again, found older new pictures not in my blog that should be in, so, therefore, let me tell you more of the Gare Saint Lazare of Paris !!!

Paris gare saint lazare front 2 apr12

Of course, it is a memorable train station even if not taken it for several years now too, The Gare Saint Lazare train station will be in mind forever, memories never to go away. Not your fan of public transport if you followed me but sometimes for one reason or another they were needed in my belle France to take them. Some of the memories was the work days when had late arrivals or departures due to technical problems on the tracks lol!  Back then, upon arriving at Saint Lazare I walked 18 minutes to the office same time as taking the public transport but you see Paris, glorious grand department stores, Madeleine, rue Saint Honoré, passing by rue de Rivoli , like I said once in Paris, walk. If this is not possible, than use the Bus, see Paris above ground, much better !!! The train station last numbers I have from 2019, took in over 100 millions passangers !!

paris gare st lazare rue d amsterdam back feb14

Always with a bit of history as feel is needed to understand what we see ! The first train station, the West Pier was built in 1837 in front of the Place de l’Europe to connect Paris to Saint Germain en Laye (Yvelines 78), it was the first of the railway terminals. A new station was built, from 1842 to 1853,at rue Saint Lazare from which it takes the name, The name of rue Saint-Lazare refers to the patron saint of lepers in the Catholic religion, Lazarus of Bethany. Because rue Saint-Lazare, there was an old leprosarium, a leper hospital called “clos Saint-Lazare”.  The current facade was built from 1885 to 1889 to accommodate travelers attracted by the Universal Exhibition of 1889. The former Hotel Terminus is erected between two squares, the Cour du Havre and the Cour de Rome. It was the Grand Hotel Terminus, later change name to Concorde Opera Paris Hotel, and now is the Hilton Paris Opéra Hotel, Two six-meter-high accumulation works of art by Arman have been placed in the courtyards of Gare St Lazare: Consigne à vie in the courtyard of Rome and l’Heure de tous in the courtyard of Le Havre.

Paris gare st lazare ceiling pas perdu mar13

The Gare Saint-Lazare is served by the RER E line on the RER A in case of a breakdown of interconnection in Nanterre-prefecture, the trains destined for Cergy-le-Haut were terminus and origin Paris-Saint-Lazare, joining the normal route from Houilles-Carriéres-sur-Seine. The Saint-Lazare metro station is on Lines 3, 12, 13 and 14. A corridor connects Saint-Augustin station from line 9 to Saint-Lazare station on line 14 and, as a result, to Gare Saint-Lazare. It is possible to reach the Opéra station from Saint-Augustin and Saint-Lazare by going to the RER E quays and then taking the corridors leading to the Metro lines 7 and 8 at the Opéra station and at the Auber station of the RER A. Warn you long trek walking under ground.

paris gare st lazare quai 3 jun15

The new great shopping center Saint Lazare in the train station, superb, we went from Morbihan there just to see the opening! Webpage :

Paris gare st Lazare village de printemps mar13

These are the public transport choices out of the Gare Saint Lazare !!!

Exit or Sortie 1 Cour de Rome, 2 Place du Havre, 3 Passage du Havre shopping center or centre commercial, 4 Galerie des Marchands station mall, 5 Rue Intérieure, 6 Place Gabriel Péri, 7 Rue de l’Arcade, 8 Rue d’Amsterdam, 9 Cour du Havre, 10 Rue de Caumartin, and 11 Rue Saint Lazare.  The station is served by The RATP Bus Network lines 20, 21, 22, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 43, 53, 66, 80, 81, 94, 95 and 528 , At night, by the Noctilien bus Network lines N01, N02, 15, 16, 51, N52, N53, N150, N151, N152 , N153 and N154, Buses 95,81,and 27 are great sightseeing too and cheaper than the tourist buses….They are at terminus in the .cour de Rome, place Gabriel Péri and rue St-Lazare.

The SNCF information on the Saint Lazare train station :

The Transilien regional transports site on Gare Saint Lazare 

The Paris tourist office on the Gare Saint Lazare:

There you go folks, a memorable  Gare Saint Lazare train station indeed, full of nice memorable moments and good cheers. Again, hope you enjoy the post as I

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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