Who are the ladies of the Gare du Nord?
Queens? Women admirable? Scientists? Artists?
None of this, eight of nine statues at the top of the Gare du Nord are cities that can be reached starting from this station:
London, Vienna, Brussels, Warsaw, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Berlin and Cologne.
The ninth lady is Paris and is in the midst of eight others.
They measure 5.50 m in height.
Smaller than seen under the clock are the cities of Province:
Arras and Laon, Beauvais and Lille, Valenciennes and Calais, Amiens and Rouen, Dunkirk and Douai, Cambrai and Saint-Quentin.
They measure only 4 meters high because they are considered less important.
Gare du Nord works since 1864.