Watching the trains of the railway station Gare de l’Est is to remember that Louis Napoleon Bonaparte inaugurated the station in 1850 to ensure a connection with the city of Strasbourg.
Scarcely thirty years later, the first Orient-Express left the eastern station for Constantinople.
Wars at Gare de l’Est
Millions of soldiers went through the two wars of 14-18 and 39-45 to join the eastern fronts, not to mention workers deported to compulsory labor in Germany.
It is good to look at lines of trains, it is to leave a little bit each time you hold your head over one of the palisades.