Paris Gare de l’Est is one of the oldest and largest train stations in Paris. The first Orient Express departed from this station in the direction of Istanbul. It's situated in the 10th district, near Gare du Nord on the Rue du 8 mai 1945. From Gare de l'Est, TGVs leave for the east and northeast of France and Luxembourg, Germany and Central Europe.
Are you on your way back to the Netherlands or do you need to change at Gare du Nord? In this case, take subway line 4 in the direction of Porte de Clignancourt or line 5 in the direction of Bobigny - Pablo Picasso.
Do you want to explore Paris? You'll find the taxi stand in front of the station. There are several taxi companies. Paris' city buses stop directly opposite the station on the Boulevard de Strasbourg. The Gare de l'Est subway station is located directly underneath the station. Go down the escalators in the central concourse to reach the station.
Do you want to rent a car in Paris? There are three car rental companies at this station: Avis, Europcar, and Hertz. They can be found on level -1.
Train tickets can be bought in the central concourse at the St. Martin and Alsace entrances. Near the Alsace entrance there's also an information desk for tourists. The station also has Wi-Fi, AEDs, a lost-and-found desk, a post office, a police station, restrooms, snack and soft-drink dispensers, and ATMs.
There are many eating facilities at Paris Gare de l'Est. You'll find a Foodissimo and a brasserie in the central concourse but throughout the station there are takeout restaurants, sandwich bars, and there's a supermarket. For those interested, there are a chocolate shop and delis on level -1.
The station has plenty of shops. Just to name a few: a telephone shop, a flower shop, a FNAC media store, several boutiques for men and women, shoe shops, jewelers, newspaper kiosks, and drugstores.