Saturday 25 February 2017

Other Stuff to do at Paris Austerlitz

I wrote the other day about the short story machine at Paris Austerlitz station. This is by no means the only diversion to fill in your wait. If you have time you can take a little wander and look at the building itself (quite ace, actually) and its surrounds.

There is a lot of work happening at the station, which includes restoring the old train shed (the glass canopy) and building a new wavy concrete canopy along one edge to take the TGV trains for Tours when they move over from Gare Montparnasse in 2020 (not so long away, scarily enough for those of us who still get a surprise it is the 21st century now)

The old train shed

Trains, Cranes and Automobiles (and a boat).
The station is only 50 metres from the river and has great photo ops
I love the way the metro station is attached.
Just across the road is the newly restored Galerie de Paléontologie et d’Anatomie Comparée

And there is always some art to look at. I was particularly taken by a set of
re-imagined renaissance heroes by Sacha Goldberger.

1 comment:

Ken Broadhurst said...

Thanks, Simon, for the information about the TGV from Paris to Tours moving to the Gare d'Austerlitz. I hadn't heard about that. It never made sense that the TGV to Tours would go from Montparnasse, since all the other trains to Orléans, Blois, and Tours go out of Austerlitz.

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