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Apr 5th, 2017, 08:53 AM
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The Transformation of Paris's Train Stations

The world may be collapsing around us, but people are still doing amazing things.

IMO, so much of this is pure genius. I especially like the literature-dispensing vending machines.

Will be a real treat for those of us who ride the French rails often.

https://www.francetoday.com/travel/p...ions-of-paris/
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Apr 5th, 2017, 10:01 AM
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Well, I have to scream in horror at the very first photo, because that is the Montpellier train station, not Saint Lazare.
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Apr 5th, 2017, 10:05 AM
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In the Sao Paulo, Brazil metro, there have been vending machines full of books for years with a wide variety of books available for 2 reals (0.60€).
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Apr 5th, 2017, 10:14 AM
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Intersting article, thanks.
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Apr 5th, 2017, 10:22 AM
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"...I have to scream in horror..."

Maybe you should say it again in "comments" at the bottom of the page. Accuracy counts.
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Apr 5th, 2017, 10:50 AM
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That sounds great. I don't often read the kind of 1, 3 or 5 mins stories (if you have a train ride of 3h would you empty the vending machine?), especially not on receipt-like paper, but the idea is encouraging.
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Apr 5th, 2017, 02:43 PM
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Merci pour posting!

Austerlitz used to be so so dim and unappealing but work done there in last several years has made it a proper kind of elegant station- completely redone.
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Apr 6th, 2017, 09:11 AM
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Maybe you should say it again in "comments" at the bottom of the page. Accuracy counts.

There is so much misinformation about Paris and France that I just let items like that sink in their own swamp of wanton inaccuracy. Everybody is trying to make a buck out of "travel information" and I am not going to exhaust myself trying to fix their mistakes. Fodor's already tires me out sufficiently.
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Apr 6th, 2017, 11:04 AM
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"Fodor's already tires me out sufficiently."

I have similar feelings.
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Apr 6th, 2017, 01:42 PM
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I noticed that the lady writing the article is a regular contributor to Fodors, do we "know her"?

Has anyone dined at the new restaurant at Gare du Nord? Just thinking for when we return our car (my other thread) if we have time after allowing days to drive through Paris we could perhaps eat there before our trains.
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Apr 7th, 2017, 01:49 PM
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I noticed that the lady writing the article is a regular contributor to Fodors, do we "know her"?>

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