Paris Saint-Lazare is the second-busiest of the of the six large terminus railway stations of Paris. It is situated in the 8th arrondissement and was opened in 1837. It has been depicted in a number of paintings, most famously by Claude Monet, who rented a studio near the station in 1877. In the same year, he exhibited seven paintings of the station, and went on to paint four more.
Above: Claude Monet (1840–1926), La gare Saint-Lazare, oil on canvas, 104 × 75,5 cm, 1877; source: Musée d‘Órsay, Paris http://www.musee-orsay.fr, RF 2775, photographer/ageny: © RMN-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay) www.photo.rmn.fr / Hervé Lewandowski, http://www.photo.rmn.fr/archive/97-021187-2C6NU0SF8RLT.html.
Below: Claude Monet (1840–1926), La Gare Saint Lazare, oil on canvas, 108 × 81,9 cm, 1877, unknown photographer, location of the original: Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts; source: © Bildarchiv Foto Marburg www.fotomarburg.de, C 655.717, http://www.bildindex.de/dokumente/html/obj00075615#|home.