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Louvre-Rivoli Metro station, Paris' first cultural station

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Louvre-Rivoli Metro station on Line 1

Louvre-Rivoli Metro station is on Ligne 1.

This line connects the Quartier de La Défense, Paris business district in the west, to the Château and Bois de Vincennes in the southeast.

It was called Louvre until 1989.

A direct access was indeed then opened to link the museum to Palais-Royal station, which was renamed Palais-Royal-Musée-du-Louvre on this occasion.

Louvre station became Louvre-Rivoli as it exits at the intersection of Rue de Rivoli and Place du Louvre.

Louvre-Rivoli Metro station, a taste of the Louvre museum

Louvre-Rivoli Metro station might not directly access the Louvre Museum, but it beautifully showcases its exceptional art collections.
It was even the first Metro station in Paris decorated with a cultural theme back in 1989.

It was fully renovated in 2014 and is certainly the most elegant station in Paris.

Sandstone walls, false ceiling, black seats, atypical lighting and the choice of black as the main colour scheme create a cozy atmosphere, a museum atmosphere!

Indeed, several glass cabinets exhibit reproductions of ancient art objects while reproductions of well-known statues greet passengers on the platforms as they get off the trains.

You’ll recognise (among others) the Venus de Milo and Diane de Gabies, as well as the Egytian Goddess Sekhmet…

The station gives tourists a taster of the Louvre, the largest museum in the world!

Sites of interest near Louvre-Rivoli Metro station?

Louvre Palace, Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois Church, Faubourg Saint-Honoré, La Samaritaine, Mairie du 1er Arrondissement ((the latter during Heritage Days only)

Directions: 1st district
Coordinates: Lat 48.860934 - Long 2.340964

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