Le Train Bleu, the Blue Train, is located in Gare de Lyon in Paris. Historically, it was constructed for the World’s Fair of 1900, and each of its numerous dining rooms was designed to represent France’s cities and regions. Many movies were filmed there, like Nikita, directed by Luc Besson, and even Mr. Bean’s Holiday! Well-known French personalities such as Coco Chanel, Brigitte Bardot, and Colette were known to frequent the establishment, too.
The ornate ceilings, paintings, and chandeliers give that iconic French flair found at the Chateau de Versailles and the Louvre Museum.
Known for its traditional French cuisine, Le Train Bleu can be quite pricey, but it is well worth the posh experience. Indulge in foie gras, rich seafood, a plate of delicious French cheese, or any of France’s best desserts. Le Train Bleu can even be reserved for business meetings or galas. Even if you stop in for just a coffee, Le Train Bleu is guaranteed to take your breath away.
Hours of Operation: everyday from 11:30am to 2:45pm and 7:00pm and 10:45pm
Address: Paris Gare de Lyon, Place Louis-Armand, 75012 Paris
Why do people go there? For its well-kept, 20th century Parisian elegance