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Hotel-de-Ville Metro station - Coat-of-arms of the City of Paris

Hotel-de-Ville Metro station’s decoration

Hotel-de-Ville Metro station’s decor is dedicated to the town-hall of the City of Paris, which has been the seat of the city’s institutions since 1357

Rambuteau Metro station in Paris

Rambuteau Metro station, a colourful station

Rambuteau Metro station has a colourful indirect lighting to mimic the nextdoor Pompidou Center, which is known for its brightly coloured structure

Tuileries Metro station - Years 1930

Tuileries Metro station celebrates the Metro’s centenary

Tuileries Metro station boasts a stunning series of photo collages illustrating the past 11 decades to celebrate the Centenary of the Metropolitain de Paris

Franklin D. Roosevelt Metro station - Yellow and Black colour scheme and touch-screen

Franklin D. Roosevelt Metro station, an international decor

Franklin D. Roosevelt Metro station pays tribute to the WWII Allied troops’ Commander and was renovated in an international and contemporary style

Louvre-Rivoli Metro station - Egyptian pharaoh

Louvre-Rivoli Metro station, Paris’ first cultural station

Louvre-Rivoli Metro station, Paris’s first station with a cultural themed-decor, exhibits reproductions of statues and art objects from the Louvre Museum

Parmentier Metro station in Paris

Parmentier Metro station and the history of the potato

The cultural-themed decor of Parmentier Metro station is dedicated to Antoine Parmentier who introduced potato crops in France before the French Revolution

Cadet Metro station - American flag on the vaulted ceiling and Lafayette by the tunnel

Cadet Metro station’s themed decor on Lafayette and the USA

The themed decor of Cadet Metro station on Line 7 pays tribute to Gal Lafayette and the War of Independence of the United States of America

Paris covered passages

Covered passages, gateways to the Paris of yesteryear

Discover Paris covered passages, pedestrian shopping arcades nestled under elegant glass roofs and charming witnesses of 19th century architecture

Passage Puteaux in Paris

Passage Puteaux, Paris shortest covered passage

Passage Puteaux, Paris’ shortest covered passage and former shopping arcade, is today a short-cut between 2 streets in the Madeleine District

Sculpted window shop in Passage des Deux Pavillons

Passage des Deux Pavillons, a short cut to Palais-Royal

Passage des Deux Pavillons, a tiny passage named after the pavilions that frame it, serves as short-cut between the Palais-Royal and Rue Vivienne

Passage des Princes - Cupola and entrance on Boulevard des Italiens

Passage des Princes, the haunt of video games and models

Passage des Princes, the last covered shopping arcade built in the 19th century, was fully renovated and is today the haunt of video games and models stores

Passage Verdeau in Paris

Passage Verdeau, the haunt of antic books dealers

Passage Verdeau, a picturesque 19th century covered shopping arcade located on the Grands Boulevards, the haunt of philatelic and antic books dealers shops

Rue des Colonnes

Rue des Colonnes in Paris

Rue des Colonnes, a private lane created to serve a newly built theatre and a rare example of French Revolution urbanism in Paris
10 things to do in Paris on a rainy day

Top 10 things to do in Paris on a rainy day

We've compiled a list of the top 10 things to do in Paris on a rainy day, from traditional to off the beaten track visits
Cultural Metro stations in Paris

Cultural Metro stations in Paris

Paris Metro has 303 stations, many of which have been redecorated and refurbished to promote the monuments or districts they serve
Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche seen from the Square Boucicaut

Le Bon Marché, Paris’ oldest department store

Le Bon Marché, the oldest department store in Paris and the only one on the Left Bank, is a Parisian luxury icon that belongs to the LVMH group

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