Found in the 8th arrondissement, Paris Saint-Lazare train station is in the heart of the French capital, near the Grands Boulevards and the Bercy district. Second busiest train station in Paris (France), after the Gare du Nord, it handles around 100 million passengers per year. With its 27 platforms, the station manages 1,700 journeys every day, including 1,600 Transilien and 100 InterCity trains. Served by TER Normandie and InterCity trains to Le Havre and Deauville, Saint-Lazare train station is just over an hour from Rouen and less than two hours from Caen. To move around the capital, travellers can take local public transports: RER line E and A, and metro lines 3, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14. They can also get on RATP buses in Cour de Rome, Place Gabriel Péri or Rue Saint-Lazare.
Between beautiful avenues and vast boulevards, Paris-Saint-Lazare train station opens its doors on one of the most beautiful Parisian’s store fronts. From the station, you can reach the Galeries Lafayette’s department stores on Boulevard Hausman in less than 5 minutes whereas it takes no more than 15 minutes on foot to reach Place Vendôme and its mythical jewellery shops. On the way, you’ll meet the Opera Garnier, the Fragonard perfume museum and the famous Café de la Paix.
On the way back, at the end of Rue des Capucines, you will find the Olympia concert hall, which cannot be mistaken in large red and white letters. Just a stone's throw away, Madeleine Church reveals its majestic neo-classical front. Around this square (among the most elegant in the capital) and in the adjacent streets, are local French gastronomy shops, including the famous fine grocery stores Fauchon and Hédiard.
The Saint-Lazare district also has wonderful monuments from the past, such as the expiatory chapel on the Louis XVI square, which is reached in just three minutes from the train station. Built at Louis XVIII’s request, it stands on a cemetery where 3,000 victims of the Revolution were buried. Built in late Neoclassical style, it is consecrated to the memory of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. Another Parisian landmark in less than 10 minutes away: Saint-Augustin church, at the crossroads of Boulevards Haussmann and Malherbe’s, combines Romanesque and Byzantine art. Victor Baltard's dome, made of cast iron and metal, is 80 meters high.
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