Amiens – Gare du Nord – Porte Monumentale


So, this is what the Gare d’Amiens used to look like about a century ago :


Amiens - Gare du Nord - Porte Monumentale


Quite impressive, isn’t it. It does look very different nowadays (and it does look quite cool too).

I know it was remodeled in 1955, but I wonder whether that impressive entrance survived World War One though.

Also note that the station used to be called “Gare du Nord” which implies that there were several stations in the city, as it often was the case back then, when trains where more widely used and several different companies used to manage them.



About David Billa

David was born and raised in the French South West. After a few years in the US and a few more in Paris, he finally settled down in Japan. He blogs here about his various experiences and travels, with an emphasis on his home country, France.

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