Fond of the Gare de Lyon

gare de lyonStrangely, the Gare de Lyon has always been prominently connected to my Parisian visits and life. I don’t pass by there on my daily commute, or live close to it. So it could have been one of these places of which you know exist, but just hardly ever see. But on my first ever visit to Paris, I was about 15, we stayed in a hotel next to the Gare de Lyon. And from there it started. I vaguely remember walking through the station and seeing the orange TGV’s, the largesse of it, something we do not have in Dutch stations, and the crowds moving. Then, just about when I started to consider Paris as a possible place to live, the brilliant movie Amélie was released, in which the Gare de Lyon also plays a prominent role, even though most of the movie seems to be set in the 18th arrondissement.

4 Responses to “Fond of the Gare de Lyon”

  1. Comment by Vicky | 12/25/09 at 5:06 pm

    I’ve always thought that Amelie was shooted at Gare de l’Est, not at Gare de Lyon….

  2. Comment by Arjan (a clear blue sky) | 12/26/09 at 12:48 am

    Hi Vicky, it has been shot at both. Plus the Gare du Nord. See also here: Hope you, and all other Paris Blog readers have a wonderful Christmas!

  3. Comment by Sapna | 01/05/10 at 9:26 pm

    Check out Le Train Bleu restaurant’s décor at the Gare de Lyon – drop dead gorgeous. Was the setting of the restaurant scene in La Femme Nikita.

  4. Comment by Laurent | 01/30/10 at 9:26 pm

    I think that if you go on my Website (Panoramique 360), you will enjoy “Galerie Panos” with 184 360° panoramics of Paris.
    I will continue the visit on summer 😉

    Best regards,


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