I know that most big railway stations in Europe are civilised, and have left luggage facilities. Before I plan part of my day in Paris around it being available though, I thought it was worth checking. Does anyone know if there is a left luggage facility available at Paris Gare du Nord station?
Assuming so, what kind is it? Is it like the one in Milan, where there's a staffed left luggage counter on the station concourse, and you need to be aware that it closes? Or is it like Brussels Midi, where there are just a load of large lockers in racks? (Hiding round the corner on the way to platforms 3-6, if you're looking for them!) Or perhaps even like Cologne (Köln), where there is a nifty underground robotic thingy, where you can drop off or collect your bags from any of the locker-like units?
Oh, and if there is one, is it anywhere near the Eurostar platforms, or am I looking at walking half way back to England to find it on the other side of the (huge!) station...?