HD photos of Gare de Lyon train station in Paris
These HD photographs show the Gare de Lyon train station that is located within the 12th Arrondissement of Paris close to the River Seine and the Pont Charles de Gaulle, and today has become the third busiest station in France serving the high speed TGV trains as well as regional trains like the RER and the Paris Metro.
View of the Gare de Lyon train station looking down Rue Van Gogh with its underpasses
The Gare de Lyon is one of the busiest train stations in Paris that is recognisable by the clock tower, which you can see in this photo we took while we were walking along the Rue Van Gogh just before the two middle lanes for traffic go into a tunnel.
Close up HD photo of the Gare de Lyon clock tower
This is a close up photo we took off the clock tower at the Gare de Lyon train station, which stands at around 64 metres in height with the clock itself being over 6 metres in diameter, and yes, it may have been a beautiful clear blue sky, but the clock was showing the correct time of 6.46pm.
Photograph of the Gare de Lyon architecture with its stone sculptures and clock tower
The Gare de Lyon still looks the same as when it was first constructed over 100 years ago, but has expanded over the years to support the high speed trains, which travel across France and to other countries in Europe.
Picture showing the reflection of the Gare de Lyon clock tower in office block windows
The clock tower on the Gare de Lyon train station can be seen from many different places and tourist attractions, including as far away as the Bastille Square or the opposite bank of the River Seine, but we just had to include this image, which was the reflection from one of the nearby buildings along Rue de Bercy.
HD photo of Gare de Lyon stone sculpture called La Sirene by Felix Charpentier
This is a photo we took showing a section of the clock tower, which is located to the right hand side of the Gare de Lyon as you are looking at the front entrance of the train station and the ornate stone sculpture carving is called la Sirene that was produced by Felix Charpentier.
Picture of the stone sculpture called l'Electricite found on the Gare de Lyon front facade
From frescos, bas reliefs, stone carvings, etc, this is a close up photo we took of just one element on the ornate front facade of the Gare de Lyon train station that is called l'Electricite, and there are others like this which all have different names.
Photograph showing the City of Marseille sculpture on the Gare de Lyon station roof
At the top of the facade by the roof of the Gare de Lyon you can see two statue groups, and the statue you can see in this photo, which is the one to the right, is called the City of Marseille that was sculpted by Emile Peynot.
Picture of the famous Train Bleu restaurant inside the Gare de Lyon train station
While standing in Hall 1 of the Gare de Lyon we took this photo looking towards the Montreux Jazz Cafe and the prestigious gourmet restaurant called Le Train Bleu, which is located on the upper level with its sumptuous, elegant setting of gilding and paintings that opened as the original buffet restaurant of the train station.
Visiting The Train Bleu
High definition photograph of the brass newel post on the ornate staircase inside the Gare de Lyon
This is a close up HD photo we took showing the large brass newel post at the bottom of the ornate staircase that goes up to the fabulous Train Bleu restaurant in the Gare de Lyon, which has now been classified as an historical monument in Paris.
View of the Gare de Lyon Hall 1 with its escalators
As you can tell from this photo showing a set of escalators, there are different levels within the Gare de Lyon train station, but if you look closely at one of the boards to the left it shows a disabled sign, so even if you are in a wheelchair you can still get around.
Photo showing inside Hall 1 at the Gare de Lyon station
In this photo you can see a part of Hall 1 within the Gare de Lyon, which has become one of the busiest train stations in Europe and sees approximately 90 million people leaving or arriving in Paris each year.
Photograph of SNCF train ZB 20654 at one of the platforms inside the Gare de Lyon station
Here you can see one of the platforms and trains at the Gare de Lyon train station in Paris, which is located in the 12th Arrondissement, and the trains are all run by the French state owned railway companies SNCF and RATP, which is the logo on the side of the train you can see in this photo.
View of the Gare de Lyon information signs giving directions around the train station
In this image you can see some of the signs within the Gare de Lyon train station, which not only show where you are, and in this case Hall 1, but also how to get to other departure halls, the RER trains and the Metro trains, plus there is an information desk and automatic ticket machines as well.
Photograph showing Hall 1 platforms within the Gare de Lyon train station
This photo shows the view looking towards some of the many platforms and lines that are located within the Gare de Lyon train station, but what we thought was really nice, was the fact that there is still greenery in flower pots at the end of the railway lines.
This picture shows one of the electronic information boards for the trains at Gare de Lyon
Inside the Gare de Lyon there are different boards showing the upcoming departures and arrivals, including what platforms and also what types of train for instance the TGV, and this photo shows the trains arriving shortly including a couple coming in from Nice.
Picture showing the south west corner of the clock tower at the Gare de Lyon station
Originally constructed for the 1900 World Fair in Paris to replace an earlier wooden train station, here you can see a photo of the ornately decorated Gare de Lyon clock tower that is similar in its style to Big Ben that you can see in London.
Picture of the Gare de Lyon sign above main entrance
This is a photograph we took showing some of the classical architecture and the sign above the main entrance for the Gare de Lyon train station, which was designed by the architect Marius Toudoire.