Gare de Lyon (Lyon Station)
Paris-Gare-de-Lyon is one of Paris’ seven railway stations. It is located in the 12th arrondissement. It is the third busiest station by passenger volume, and the second busiest by volume of long-distance trains.
This station services a large portion of southeastern France and the regions in between: Besançon, Mulhouse, Dijon, Lyon, Saint-Etienne, Grenoble, Valence, Bourg-en-Bresse, Bellegarde-sur-Valserine…
This station also services international locations such as Geneva, Lausanne, Berne, Basel and Zurich in Switzerland, Turin, Milan, and Venice in Italy, Girona and Barcelona in Spain, and Monaco.
Arrivals and departures at Paris-Gare de Lyon are divided in two zones called Hall 1 and Hall 2. From the moment you arrive at the station, look at the information screens to find out which hall and track your train has been assigned to.
The Gare de Lyon metro station services metro lines 1 and 15, RER lines A and D as well as long distance trains, transilien line R, and bus lines 20, 24, 61, 63, 65, 87, 91 and Bb balabus.
No matter your destination, you can reserve your tickets, subscribe to or buy an SNCF card that will give you discounts on your tickets. There are several types of cards. There are cards for youth, seniors, and even for children. There are also weekend passes. If you often use the station’s services, these cards will provide you with benefits during your trips.
The Gare de Lyon, open every day from 4:45 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. has a lot of shops and services to enliven your trip. It is also known to house one of the most emblematic and mythical restaurants in the capital: Le Train Bleu.
Built in 1855, the Gare de Lyon (Lyon Station) was almost completely burned down in a fire during the Paris Commune in 1871 before it was rebuilt exactly as it was. For the 1900 Exposition Universelle, also known as the 1900 Paris Exposition, the station was completely replanned by an architect from Toulon, Marius Toudoire. The new building, along with its super facade, was inaugurated in 1901.
Le Train Bleu, a historical place, was inaugurated in 1901. It was ranked as a historic monument in 1972 by André Malraux. It was renovated in 2014 with new decor that mixes the Belle Epoque style with more contemporary furnishings.
The restaurant, with it’s show of a kitchen, offers a pleasant and sumptuous selection of food, with a spectacular view of the trains, an unforgettable culinary experience, and delicious and appetizing delicacies: a selection of tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, with crispy Serrano ham… roasted supreme farm fowl with juices from the bird, lemon, and coriander and a variety of multicolored carrots… Rum baba, with citrus punch, vanilla whipped cream from Madagascar… a real treat. The dishes and the service correspond to the establishment’s reputation. The service is quick and courteous.
The Kyriad Paris Bercy Village Hotel
A hotel recommendation in Paris: the Kyriad Paris Bercy Village. It is located at the heart of the Bercy Village neighborhood, in the capital’s 12th arrondissement. From the time you arrive, you’ll be tempted by this 3-star establishment that has been well rated for its excellent value for money.
The 201 room hotel will receive you with a smile and little fine touches, with its own unique decoration and atmosphere. A welcome tray is offered to you upon your arrival complete with coffee, tea, cake, and chocolate. The staff is at your disposal and will respond favorably to your requests.
At Kyriad Paris Bercy Village, you will discover comfort, calm, and a pleasant environment. Reception is open 24/7.
The hotel offers you different benefits and services that will respond to all of your needs: there is a copious breakfast buffet available every morning, and the bar is open every day from 5p.m. to midnight. You can also order dinner from 6p.m. to 11p.m. on weeknights.
Other services are at your disposal: air conditioned rooms, internet, free wifi, TV with Canal+ and cable. The rooms’ windows are double-glazed so as to reduce noise and ensure your comfort. No matter the type of room that you choose (single, double, twin, or triple), they’re all equipped with a private bathroom complete with a shower, a sink, a toilet, toiletries, towels, and a hair-dryer. The hotel has 6 rooms that are accessible to guests with reduced mobility.
For your pleasure, you can also enjoy our exclusive Wifi + service: free broadband internet throughout the hotel.
Your hotel provides you with security, comfort, entertainment, and user-friendliness and also offers you services that are essential for your well-being: a free gym, a night watchman, additional parking (can’t be reserved because the spots are limited). Near the hotel you can find a magazine kiosk, theaters, a movie theater, a club, a restaurant bar, a pool, and an ice rink.
The hotel’s location right near the Gare de Lyon is privileged and guests can benefit from this in order to discover the French capital and its surroundings. It is only two minutes away form Bercy Village’s shops, restaurants, and movie theaters. If you like going on walks and nature, you’ll appreciate Bercy Park that spans across 14 hectares and includes three gardens. The hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from the Bercy Arena. It is located just 350 meters from the Cour Saint-Emilion station, which takes you straight to the Louvre Museum and the Palais Garnier Opera House.
From the hotel, you can also easily access Disneyland Paris, which is easy to get to via public transportation (you take the RER A line from Gare de Lyon) or by car (the Bercy exit to the A4 highway is 200 meters away from the hotel). Tickets that allow you to enter the park directly without waiting in line are for sale at the reception desk.