Gare d'Austerlitz was built in 1840 and takes its name from Napoleon's victory in 1805 at the Battle of Austerlitz. Austerlitz is currently undergoing major refurbishment and so feels like a slightly neglected station, in a town suffering hard times. There's still a roof to admire, however, and, when it's complete in 2020, it should be world class.
Shops and Bars
Sadly, at the moment there are currently only a couple of chain cafes and sandwich bars alongside a basic waiting room. It’s better to cross the street and eat in the local cafes or brasseries before your journey.
There is a cashpoint to the right of the main entrance, built into a supporting column. Left-luggage lockers are at Gate 27 in the arrivals area.
The exit from the Metro is opposite the main entrance to the station.Take Metro line 5 towards Place D'Italie from Gare Du Nord.
Taxis can be found at the front of the station.
Disabled Persons Reception
+33 (0)8 90 64 06 50
06:00 - 00:00, daily. If you require assistance boarding you should turn up at the reception 30 minutes before your train leaves. Wheelchairs and boarding ramps are also available if required.
In the Mood
The Pursuit of Love- Nancy Mitford
The Elegance of the Hedgehog- Muriel Barbery
The Paris Wife- Paula McLain
My Life in France - Julia Child
Little Paris Kitchen – Rachel Khoo
Midnight In Paris
Frantic Funny Face
Three Colours Blue
The Very Best of Edith Piaf
An American in Paris- George Gershwin
If You Ever Go To Paris- Sydney Bechet
Madeline Peyroux- Dreamland