Some years ago I read the memoires of a Dutch newsreader on his experiences in Paris. In his book, very cliche, called, Gare du nord. The model trains from the basement in gare de l'est were mentioned. Here pensioned train drivers meet to discuss their past, while playing with model trains. I went there twice and must say it is quite impressive and surprising what I saw. However, I could only find the entrance, because of the detailed description given in that book. There isn't any sign of its existence. Ever since I have suggested it to other friends visiting Paris. I was never sure if this basement is open to the public, but nobody ever stopped me when I wandered around. I had some nice conversations with one of the participants, although most keep to them selfs.
So does anyone know whether or not I was an intruder?