Gare du Nord

Dunkirk Street, Paris

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Dunkirk Street, Paris, Île-de-France, France 75010
Rue de Dunkerque, Paris, Île-de-France, France 75010

Bordering Streets

Rue de Dunkerque
Place Napoléon III
Rue du Faubourg Sant-Denis


10th District
10e Arrondissement

Fast Facts

Also Known As

Northern Station


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Construction Start


Construction End


Noteworthy Facts

• The building's cast iron supports were made in Scotland, because at the time the Alston & Gourley foundry was the only one large enough to handle the job.
• The building is topped by statues representing the major destinations from this station: Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Cologne, Frankfurt, London, Vienna, and Warsaw; plus a central allegory of Paris.
• This building's facade incorporates a number of statues depicting regional destinations, including Arras, Aimens, Beauvais, Calais, Cambrai, Douai, Dunkirk, Laon, Lille, Rouen, Saint-Quentin, and Valenciennes.
• This was one of the filming locations for the 2002 movie The Bourne Identity.
• This was one of the filming locations for the 2004 movie Ocean's Twelve.
• This was one of the filming locations for the 2007 movie The Bourne Ultimatum.
• This was one of the filming locations for the 2007 movie Mr. Bean's Holiday.

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Chemin de Fer du Nord


Jacques Ignace Hittorff


• May, 1861: Construction began
• 1864: This building opened to the public.
• December, 1865: Construction finished.
• 1884: Five more tracks were added to this building.
• 1889: This building was expanded again to handle suburban transportation.

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