Harry Potter: the Hogwarts Express comes to the Gare Saint-Lazare this August 28

Published by Graziella L. · Updated on 25 August 2021 at 15h23 · Published on 25 August 2021 at 14h38
Calling all Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts fans! Warner Bros. France and the SNCF have decided to celebrate "Back to Hogwarts" on August 28 and 29, 2021 in Paris, including many entertainments.

J.K. Rowling’s magical world called Wizarding World is buzzing since September 1 is just around the corner and this date is Back to Hogwarts Day. On the occasion, Warner Bros. France has decided to host the "Back to Hogwarts" exceptional event again on August 28 and 29, 2021Harry Potter fans are expected to make the best of entertainments likely to be very varied.

For one moment, the wizarding world becomes real within the capital city. The SNCF - Gares & Connexions, Warner Bros., Gallimard Jeuness and Fnac have decided to team up to organize an never-before-seen event.

If in 2019 you could not visit the Knight Bus, this year is going to be even better! The famous Hogwarts Express - taking the young wizards to their school - will not depart from the platform 9 3/4 but from the Gare Saint-Lazare! No need to travel to London, get on board the life-size version of the famous train in front of the railway station. Photocalls will be available to immortalize the moment.

A temporary store hosted by Fnac will be also set up in Saint-Lazare all weekend long. You will spend your galions in goodies from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.! You can also enjoy an exhibition of Harry Potter illustrated and animated version by studio MinaLima until October 10. A premiere is also proposed with the revelation of the illustrations for the second book, The Chamber of Secrets, out on October 26, 2021.

To perfect the immersion in the wizarding world, an augmented reality experience enables you to travel on the platform 9 3/4 in all Paris railway stations, partnering the event and in all Fnac stores, via your smartphone and a QR code. The latter will be issued to all fans on the official accounts when wizard school starts on September 1, 2021.

Gryffindors, Slytherins, Hufflepuffs and Ravenclaws this is the event likely to get you agree with each other.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 28 August 2021 to 29 August 2021



    Rue Intérieure
    75008 Paris 8

    Métro : Saint-Lazare (lignes 3-12-13-14)


    Recommended age
    For all

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