03 November 2014

Le Pont et la Gare d'Austerlitz

Until last week, I don't think I had ever walked across the Pont d'Austerlitz in Paris. The views of Notre-Dame and the buildings along the river on the Ile Saint-Louis were spectacular, as you can see.

I'm not being chronological here. This was the last part of my walk through Paris, and I was on the other side of the city from the Place de la Concorde. My train back to Saint-Aignan would be leaving from Austerlitz station at about 4 p.m.

Before going into the train station, I took a little detour through the corner of the Jardin des Plantes — the botanical garden in Paris — near the natural history museum.

As you can see, a lot of other people had had the same idea. It was the Toussaint (All Saints Day) vacation, so schools were out. There were a lot of children in the park with their parents.


  1. I do like a nice railway station roof.

  2. I, also, love to see photos of train stations in Europe, especially when I see the little SNCF on the train :)

  3. I like the windshield wipers on the modern looking train. I also like the touch of yellow color some of the trees have this time of year.

  4. The Pont d'Austerlitz is more fun to walk on if you're not carrying a suitcase over to the Gare de Lyon.
    I've got to stop looking at these photos or I'm going to find myself with an airline ticket to Paris.

    1. Hi Chris, taking a long walk in Paris when the weather is nice is a pleasure. I usually don't enjoy being in the city alone, but this time I did. It was beautiful and kind of quiet because so many people were on vacation for the Toussaint holiday.


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