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Reaumur-Sebastopol Metro station in Paris

Reaumur-Sebastopol Metro station, a decor dedicated to printing

Reaumur-Sebastopol Metro station is in the heart of Paris’ traditional printing district and is decorated with headlines the newspapers printed during WWII

Oversized reproductions of coins in Pont-Neuf Metro station

Pont-Neuf Metro station, a decor dedicated to the Paris Mint

Pont-Neuf Metro station’s cultural-themed decor relates the Paris Mint‘s history with reproductions of oversized coins affixed on its ceiling and walls

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

Town-hall of Auvers-sur-Oise by Van Gogh

August 8 2020

Auvers-sur-Oise, Van Gogh’s last place of residence

The small town of Auvers-sur-Oise, north of Paris, was once a quiet village where Van Gogh spent the last 70 days of his life and painted 78 canvases
Chateau de Raray, a superb illustration of French Classical

August 1 2020

Chateau de Raray, the setting for Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast movie

The elegant Classical Chateau de Raray, north of Paris, served as setting for the filming of Cocteau's movie Beauty and the Beast
Saint-Blaise-des-Simples Chapel in Milly la Foret

July 23 2020

Saint-Blaise-des-Simples Chapel, Jean Cocteau’s burial-place

The poet Jean Cocteau is buried in Saint-Blaise-des-Simples Chapel in Milly-la-Forêt, a chapel he decorated during the restoration work of 1959
Richelieu mausoleum in front of high altar in Sorbonne Chapel

June 5 2020

Sorbonne Chapel and Cardinal de Richelieu tomb

Sorbonne chapel, the college’s private chapel, is a masterpiece of French classical architecture that houses Cardinal Richelieu’s mausoleum
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