The Hotel St Christophe is 15minutes on foot from the Gare d’Austerlitz.
The Gare d’Austerlitz was declared a Monument of Historic Interest in 1997. This recognition came not only from the impressive Great Hall and the architecturally splendid roof, but was also based on the historic significance of its situation.
The Gare d’Austerlitz as a place of historic importance.
La The Gare d’Austerlitz is situated close to the Latin Quarter. By its proximity to that historic area it has inherited Roman, Gothic and Romantic architectural styles, reflecting the tastes and fashions of these various periods. It is also a witness of the industrial developments of the nineteenth century, being particularly connected to the Southwest of France when people and goods poured in and out of the station. The station was built in 1867 by the Chief Engineer Pierre-Louis Renaud, who was employed by the Paris-Orléans Railway Company. The magnificent building project mirrored the prestige of the railway company at that period.