Paris Gare de Lyon

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The Lyon train station was built in 1855 by the architect F.A. Cendrier. It was raised by six to eight meters (approximately 26 feet) in order to protect it from the Seine s floods. There is a big glass roof and five platforms. The station was partially destroyed by fire during the Commune de Paris in 1871 (Revolution) and was re-built in the same way. In 1900, it was widened (13 platforms) by the architect M. Toudoire who designed a front and a 64 meter (204 foot)-high clock tower which still exist. This same year, the first Parisian metro line was opened and served the Gare de Lyon.

Location:  20 Boulevard Diderot