When visiting the City of Lights, you may need to store your luggage so you can fully enjoy your trip to the last minute. There are many hassle-free options in certified shops, cafes, train stations, hotels, and at the airport that you can book in advance to secure a space for your luggage.
Whether your trip calls for a quick layover that requires you to store your luggage somewhere while you enjoy the city, or you simply want more convenience while you enjoy your time transferring from the hotel to the airport or vise versa, you’ll find great options for your luggage that will give you peace of mind on your trip.
Let’s explore some alternatives when traveling around Gare de l’Est.
Storing Your Luggage at Charles de Gaulle Airport
In Terminal 2, you’ll find Baggages du Monde, a convenient luggage storing facility at the Charles de Gaulle airport. You’ll be able to access it near the TGV-RER train station and the Sheraton Hotel. Booking online is easy and should be done before you arrive to ensure open space. You’ll be able to catch the metro that takes you to Gare de l’Est, however, if you need access to your bag, it will be far from where you’ll be. Nonetheless, the airport makes it a great option when you have a pending flight.
Your luggage is stored in lockers that you can access almost all day, from 6 AM to 9:30 PM. They have different sizes and prices to fit your exact needs. On average, people spend €7 for a few hours or you can reserve it for 24 hours for only €20.
Choosing Gare de l’Est Train Station for Storing Luggage
Another helpful alternative is using train stations for luggage storage. Besides the Gare de l’Est station, you’ll also find the service at these other stations:
You’ll be able to leave your luggage secure in a locker for a maximum of 72 hours. All stations feature the same policies and prices. It is cheaper than the airport at only a daily fee of €9.50. They are also accessible nearly all day from 6:30 AM to 10:45 PM.
Check with the station beforehand to ensure they are not closed for construction or other events.
Stasher Luggage Storage Service
Stasher is a convenient luggage storage service at Gare de l’Est that connects you to hundreds of local businesses including hotels that are certified to store your luggage. You’ll find them all around Gare de l’Est so that you’ll be near your favorite attractions.
Easy booking is done online and the service is very affordable starting at a daily rate of only €6. In addition, you’ll enjoy award-winning customer service 24 hours a day, insurance for up to €1,000 per item, and no size limitations.
This option is becoming increasingly popular as it is about 50% cheaper than lockers at stations or airports, plus it has over 20,000 online reviews with ratings of 4.8 out of 5. What’s even better is that once you have your Stasher profile, you’ll be able to use it worldwide because they operate in various locations.
Luggage Storage at the Musée d’Orsay
If you are going to enjoy the art scene, a convenient location to store your luggage is the Musée d’Orsay. Here you’ll be able to enjoy the museum and its surroundings while knowing your luggage is in a secure location.
You’ll find storing options at the museum’s cloakroom that features secure lockers. Bags may be inspected for security reasons, and they base their availability on the space that is available at the time. You may call ahead, but it is sometimes unpredictable as the museum may suddenly become full. They also have a size restriction, limiting bags to 56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm.
The museum will give you a quote according to the day you visit, you may call ahead to confirm the price. However, it is a bit limiting compared to other more convenient options. It is a great choice if you plan to visit the museum and are not going to leave the bag for an extended amount of time.
Storing Near the Notre-Dame Cathedral
Sometimes train stations fill up quickly, especially around the Notre-Dame Cathedral. In that case, there are some private companies such as Radical Storage, Eelway. The great thing about this company is that they are also able to ship your luggage.
It is an ideal option if you plan to visit the Notre-Dame Cathedral and its surroundings and perhaps you won’t be back to pick it up and you rather have it shipped to your hotel. At an affordable rate of only 10€ per day, this company provides friendly service and convenience during your trip. You can call for a quote to find out their shipping rates if that option appeals to you.