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France (FR) – Year-round pianos

December 31, 2021

About the year-round pianos in France

We’ve played a few dozen of these French railway station pianos over the years, mostly if not all uprights. Quality of these pianos can differ from (most) excellent to (some) very poor.

  • We can’t say it any better than this article: “If You Miss a Train in France, You May Catch a Tune Instead”. There used over just over 100 back in 2016, right now in 2020 you’ll still find a staggering 75 pianos on 71 railway stations thoughout the country, soly sponsored by SNCF – French National Railway Company.
  • Not only does France offer the most Public Pianos on railway stations – again organized by the company itself – it offers a very gentle CSV-download of Public Pianos and even Table Football on all stations. For the techies amongst you, there’s even this API available to get an actual overview
  • For your convenience, “Gare” means “Station” and “TGV” means “Train à Grande Vitesse”, so high speed train…
  • All below railway stations offer you 1 Public Piano, except for:
    • Bordeaux Saint-Jean, 2 pianos
    • Paris Gare du Nord, 3 pianos
    • Paris Gare de Lyon, 2 pianos



Stay safe, stay healthy and enjoy playing all these French pianos!


December 31, 2021
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