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Le Train Bleu in Paris

Le Train Bleu Restaurant, located in the historic Gare de Lyon, is a famous dining spot that brings together the worlds of travel and food.

It’s a place where both travelers and locals in Paris can enjoy a special experience that feels like the start of a fantastic journey through the most beautiful parts of France.

The restaurant is well-known not just for its delicious food but also for its ability to transport you back in time, making you feel like you’re part of a classic train adventure. With its fancy decorations and rich history,


Le Train Bleu offers more than just a meal; it provides a captivating voyage of discovery, combined with old-world charm and luxury.

No better place to end or start a journey...

Whether you’re sharing a meal with a loved one or simply enjoying your own company, the romantic ambiance of Le Train Bleu is truly captivating. Soft lighting, plush seats, and attentive service create an atmosphere perfect for a romantic dinner or a memorable evening.

Le Train Bleu has a history of hosting celebrities, artists, and dignitaries over the years. Dining here makes you feel like part of a glamorous legacy, adding a touch of star-studded romance to your visit.


The restaurant is located within the historic Gare de Lyon, one of Paris’s busiest train stations. Can you believe it?  One would never expect to find such glamour and style at a train station, but Paris is full of surprises…

Stopping here for a while, means you can easily combine a gourmet meal with the thrill of watching trains depart for exciting destinations, adding an extra layer of adventure to your visit.

…and of course… it is becoming a tourist bucket list stop for world travelers.

What to expect

Imagine stepping into a dining room that feels like a scene from a bygone era. Le Train Bleu is adorned with opulent décor that transports you to the golden age of train travel.

Le Train Bleu one of the most beautiful restaurants in Paris

Dating back to 1901, it boasts an impressive ceiling adorned with intricate frescoes, ornate chandeliers, and lavish woodwork, all reminiscent of the Belle Époque era.  The restaurant’s name, “Le Train Bleu,” (The Blue Train) pays homage to the famous luxury train of the same name, which transported affluent travelers to the French Riviera.

Le Train Bleu Restaurant in Paris

Today, it continues to offer a refined dining experience, serving classic French dishes amid an ambiance that exudes timeless elegance and charm.

This legendary restaurant continues to uphold its stellar reputation. The staff here are professionals who greet you with warmth and kindness, ensuring your experience is nothing short of exceptional.


The station buffet was inaugurated in 1901 by the President of the Republic Emile Loubet.

In 1963, they renamed the buffet to “Le Train Bleu” as a tribute to the famous “Paris-Ventimiglia” train line from 1868. This legendary train used to travel along the beautiful Mediterranean coastline, serving the towns of the Côte d’Azur.

Why you should visit

The décor, straight out of the 1900s, feels like a scene from a movie or a novel. The paintings, chandeliers, gold accents, intricate floors, rich woodwork, comfortable leather benches, and elegant furniture all work their magic to transport you far away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world.

It is a place where you can truly relax and escape the rush of everyday life. 

Next time you’re in Paris, go to their website and book your table for an unforgettable experience…

3 Beautiful Hotels near Le Train Bleu Restaurant, Paris

Goralska Résidences Hôtel Paris Bastille

Beautiful hotels near Le Train Bleu in Paris Goralska Residences Hotel Paris Bastille

Goralska Résidences Hôtel Paris Bastille is located 600 meters from Place de la Bastille, where guests can enjoy views over the river.


Best hotels in Paris Hotel Locomo situated near Le Train Bleu restaurant

The hotel is 200 metres from Gare de Lyon and the AirFrance bus, which takes you directly to Charles de Gaulle Airport. It is also 600 metres from Opéra Bastille and 900 metres from AccorHotels Arena. Paris – Charles de Gaulle Airport is 22 km away.

Hôtel Parisianer

Hotel Parisianer near the restaurant Le Train Bleu

Paris-Gare-de-Lyon is 300 metres from the accommodation, while Notre Dame Cathedral is 3 km away. The nearest airport is Paris – Orly Airport, 17 km from Hôtel Parisianer.

Article by:  Jo-Anne Naude
Article by: Jo-Anne Naude

Wanderlust-filled adventurer always discovering beautiful places

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