Gare de l'Est is also one of the biggest and oldest of the city’s railway stations in France. Its position facing boulevard de Strasbourg gives it a prominent standing on Paris’ north-south axis. The station itself was designed by the great French architect Francois Duquesney. Near Gare de L'est there are many boutique and privately-owned properties that offer the utmost in Parisian charm, with a touch of Gallic decadence thrown in.
At the top of the station’s west façade you can see the statue by Philippe Joseph Henri Lemaire representing the city of Strasbourg. The other end of the façade is graced by a sculpture representing Verdun. In the station’s main hall there is a huge painting by Albert Herter illustrating French troops of the First World War departing from the Gare de l’est for the Western Front.
Located in the capital’s 10th arrondissement, Gare de l'Est acts as the terminus for a sizeable railway network that services eastern France. For visitors moving on to destinations further afield, this is the departure point for Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, and Eastern Europe, in addition to other regions of France. With regards to traversing Paris, Gare de l'Est has its own metro station and Château-Landon metro station is also a short walk around the corner.
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