Although bursting with life, the atmosphere of Gare de l'Est feels much calmer than the ambiance of the famous Gare de Lyon and Gare de Strasbourg railway stations. Interestingly, Gare de l'Est was the departure station of the world-famous Orient Express. The railway complex is housed in a 19th-century building, boasting a beautiful facade and 3 different entrances. It has 29 platforms, numbered from 2 to 30 and is serviced by trains going east from Paris (Frankfurt, Munich, Moscow, Venice, etc.) Inside, Gare de l'Est is modern and well-fitted. There are plenty of dining and shopping venues, located on the premises, as well as a great list of the station facilities, such as waiting rooms, restrooms, left luggage lockers, a first-class lounge, and tourist information points.