Le Train Bleu (Restaurant)

Le Train Bleu (Restaurant)

This websites owners note: Le Train Bleu is a restaurant I have dinned at every time I have visited the Gare de Lyon railway station, Paris. I recommend it for a meal or just for a coffee, take the time to have an hour there when awaiting a train at the Gare de Lyon railway station. You can take our lugggage into the restaurant as you drink or dine there.

Le Train Bleu ("The Blue Train") is a restaurant located in the hall of the Gare de Lyon railway station in Paris, France. It was designated a Monument Historique in 1972.

The restaurant was originally created for the Exposition Universelle (1900). Each ornate dining room is themed to represent cities and regions of France and they are decorated with 41 paintings by some of the most popular artists of that time.

Initially called "Buffet de la Gare de Lyon", it was renamed "Le Train Bleu" in 1963, after the famous train of the same name.

Artists who Decorated Le Train Bleu

Charles Bertier
Eugène Burnand
Eugène Dauphin
Guillaume Dubufe
François Flameng
Henri Gervex
Gaston La Touche
Max Leenhardt
Albert Maignan
Frédéric Montenard
Jean-Baptiste Olive
Edmond Marie Petitjean
Albert Rigolot
Édouard Rosset-Granger
Paul Saïn
Gaston Casimir Saint-Pierre

Le Train Bleu in Films

The restaurant has appeared in several films, including:

1972: Travels with My Aunt, directed by George Cukor
1973 The Mother and the Whore, directed by Jean Eustache
1990: Nikita, directed by Luc Besson
1998: Place Vendôme, directed by Nicole Garcia
2003: Filles uniques, directed by Pierre Jolivet
2007: Mr. Bean's Holiday, directed by Steve Bendelack
2009: Micmacs, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

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