Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre Metro station by Beausoleil Star this if you like it!

Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre is a station on lines 1 and 7 of the Paris Métro. It is one of the eight original stations opened as part of the first section of line 1 between Porte de Vincennes and Porte Maillot on 19 July 1900 under the name Palais Royal which was later changed to Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre in 1989 when a new entrance to the Louvre was opened. The entrance on Place Colette was redesigned by Jean-Michel Othoniel, as the "Kiosque des noctambules" (Kiosk of the night-walkers), and completed in October 2000 for the centenary of the Métro. Two cupolas of the "Kiosque des noctambules" (one representing the day, the other the night) are made of colored glass beads that are threaded to structure of aluminum. They make an unexpected and original work in the very traditional environment of the Place Colette. I might add that when we first saw it in 2000, we thought it was a temporary structure and were surprised to see it still standing when we returned in 2002. It is still there in 2019 and I suspect will remain. It's quite amusing and very easy to spot.

Paris 1er Arrondissement , France


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