Meeting at the Gare de l’Est

The Gare de l’Est is located on the Place du 11 Novembre, in the 10th arrondissement.  The métro station is called “Gare de l’Est,” and is served by lines 4, 5 and 7.  Here is the facade of the station.


At the front entrance, the bus stop “Gare de l’Est” is served by bus numbers 35, 46, & 56.  31, 38, 39 & 47 stop across the street.

Trips assemble inside the station, at the Point rencontre (meeting point), a blue pillar located opposite tracks 19 & 20, near a café currently called Pains à la Ligne.  Here is what the Point de Rencontre looks like:


To get into the main station from the métro

  • Follow Sortie (exit) signs towards the Grandes Lignes (main line) trains, sometimes represented with pictures only, sometimes with pictures and words...


  • Walk up stairs/escalators until you reach the train level platforms.
  • Make your way down the concourse to the Point rencontre (meeting point), opposite tracks 19 & 20. 


  • Enjoy a croissant and a coffee while you wait! :)