Entertain or be entertained at many a train station in France. The SNCF has installed basic pianos across France. In Paris you’ll find them at Saint-Lazare, Montparnasse, Austerlitz, Gare de Lyon, Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est near the suburban (Transilien) train platforms on the upper levels. Adjoining the piano is a sign “À vous de jouer” meaning: it’s your turn to play. Usually the pianists are engrossed in their music but should they shoot you a smile, you could perhaps place a request. Pianists: this is a chance to show off what you’ve learned from all those boring lessons at home. No one will judge you. The sound of music brings smiles to passerbys…..guaranteed.
Free music for the lonely train traveler in France
28 Wednesday Jan 2015
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