- In spite of its modernization, the Gare du Nord is still a good example of a 19th-century train station. A German architect, Jacob Ignaz Hittorf, built the station in 1863. Its most notable features are its neoclassical façade, its statues of military greats, its Roman figures, and the steel and glass decorating its ceiling. Trains depart from this station for northern France, northern Germany, Belgium, Scandinavia, Holland and England (via the Channel tunnel).
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