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Gare de Lyon

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Inside the station, with TGV trains.

The Gare de Lyon is a major railway station in Paris, France. It is named after the city of Lyon, broadly speaking, the final destination of long-distance trains departing from this station. Theses long-distance trains, including the TGV, serve mainly the south-eastern regions of France.

The station was built for the World Exposition of 1900. Built on multiple levels, is very large and is considered a classic example of the architecture of its time. Most notable is the large clock tower atop one corner of the station, similar in style to the Clock Tower of the UK Houses of Parliament, which is home to Big Ben.

The station houses a well known restaurant, "Le Train Bleu", which has served drinks and meals to travellers and other guests since 1901 in an ornately decorated setting.

Regional lines serving this station

  • RER Line D
  • SNCF Gare de Lyon - Laroche-Migennes
  • SNCF Gare de Lyon - Montargis
  • SNCF Gare de Lyon - Montereau
  • SNCF Gare de Lyon - Moret-Veneux-les-Sablons

Metro station

The station also contains a metro station of the same name.

Lines serving this station:

  • Line 1
  • Line 14
  • RER Line A
  • RER Line D

Nearby metro stations:

See also

fr:Gare de Lyon

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